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Practice what you Preach
Imagine , it’s a hot summer around year 1997 , place my garden in the Netherlands.
Really in the Netherlands, we have four seasons, spring , summer , autumn and winter.
Let’s say we have four raining seasons with 4 different options aside.
Spring with nice colours and a temperature around 18 degrees Celsius , summer with sun and suffocating temperatures till 30 degrees , autumn rain and more rain, and winter the rain will get strong and become snow and ice.
But just imagine it’s a nice warm summer day. I invited some Ghanaian friends for a barbeque.
I bought a lot of meat, hot drinks and beer. Of course when you know one African , they will demand all your single friends to come to be hooked up.
So get the picture , some Ghanaian men and some Dutch ladies. And drinks were flowing richly.
If you have nothing to talk about , or to present , you start to be bragging of what you don’t have or never have been doing, right ? Especially when you start to be drunk.
You want to impress , and start preaching of something you think will not be easy for somebody to control if it has really happened……… Not with this lady , men…..
Charlie, you know… uhh can somebody explain me why the all be called Charlie.
Charlie , you know , I can really ice skate very well. Am a champion.
Even I was in the national ice hockey team. Silence , and laughter.
They looked at us , do we impress these ladies . I was just putting more spice to the story.
Really , do they have ice in Ghana?
Now it started to be a problem. The other one was a little wiser or less drunk.
No that was my time in London . I knew he had never been there , but ok.
Did not want to fool him too much. Maybe.
Yeah, so he continues his story. I had my own skates but left them in London.
“Not so, you can never skate like me, am a champ, started the other”.
I blinked to my friend. Don’t talk. I will show them.
Gave them a little more whiskey.
You know what , let me take you guys for outing. My treat.
My friend will follow no problem. Happy, oh oh oh soooooo happy. We got the big fish!
I put them in my car, the other Charlie started to romance my friend.
And I drove , right to the ice-skating hall. For those who don’t know, This is a place with artificial ice.
Now show us your skills.
Ahhh we don’t have skates. Next excuse!
No problem, so I rented two pairs for both of them.
I could see they did not even know how to put them on.
My friend laughed . I helped to put the skates on. And pushed them to the ice.
See problem . It was really like an old time slapstick movie. Their legs were going everywhere .
Stupid enough to tell us that the ice is slippery . Of course it is , it is ice!
Little children gave them chairs to hold to be able to stand on the ice and move a bit forward.
A big crowd started to come around the ice to watch them. Two comedians on the ice.
No they were not angry at me , why? Their own bragging brought them into this position.
We had a good laugh all together.
So men , if you want to impress somebody, use something you are really capable of doing.
Otherwise , madam P will show you pepper.
Be able to practice what you preach!!!!!!!!
A nice week to you ‘all,
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