Saturday, July 12, 2008

I love you at three o'clock in the afternoon

You see, he was not that kind of man. He was not the kind that said "I love you", he was the kind that said "I miss you". That is why when Udoh said "I love you" at three o'clock on a saturday afternoon, Sade knew something was wrong. You see, Sade was not the kind of woman that asked "what is wrong?", instead, Sade asked "where are you? Now, Udoh could have lied and said something else, but you see, Udoh was not that kind of man. So Udoh told Sade the truth. He was out with friends and yes, she was there. The truth sank in like a bitter pill and Sade's mouth twisted into her own mother's mouth. However, she did not do what her mother would have done, which is to shout on Udoh like a woman in labour, instead, she did what her father would have done. She gave a little laugh and told him to have fun. Udoh was not a man who did not know his wife and that is why when his wife appeared an hour later in high heels and red lipstick, he was not suprised. He whispered "I missed you" into the ears of his wife and everything was exactly as it was before he said "I love you" at three o'clock in the afternoon.

9 comments:

Naapali said...

Waffy, Waffy, Waffy? Is it the Pacesetters or the Alco that is shacking your blood so? I read this thing three times and now I have a headache.

Waffarian said...

Naapali, you have a headache? welcome to my world...hehehehehe as for what is shacking me...meself, I am wondering...

Patrice said...

And Patrice was not the kind of man who had not read Waffarian's blog before, and that is why he knew that she had been drinking cider instead of water since he had last commented on her blog.

P.S. Despite that, this is a little gem of a writeup.

NigerianDramaQueen said...

I like Sade alot...
She is the perfect cure for a man like Udoh..
Oh my Waffy
I must say this is the best piece of wit and subtle humor, wrapped in brevity and sealed with clarity of thought, that I've read all week. I would give you 3 thumbs up, but I only have 2!

pixgremlin said...

He says, although he actually means..
She says, although she actually means...

All these mind games in relationships.. :-)

How body, though?

Standtall said...

Did I miss something?

omidanbellafricaine said...

Yeah I'm with NDQ i love how this little piece manages to say so much. You incorporated the other woman, parental influences, power struggles and intimacy issues into a piece.

The brevity just makes it so much better and you kept the emotions brimming under the surface. I'll have whatever it is you've been drinking...lol

Anonymous said...

I like it, seems so effortless but then you wrote it.
Kr.

Mocha said...

You are a star.
This is so well done it's unreal.
The simplicity of the piece speaks volumes and like Omidan said touches so many issues in one go.

Nicely done Waffie.

This story is fabulous for sparking dinner table convos and debates with friends..lol..