Hey! I wonder what this world is turning into. Sometimes in the mist of its strangeness we find a funny situation that makes us laugh so much and we release all the tension in us. Everyday people faces a lot, many are going through family stress, tension and pains but a little relieve through laughter can work magic even in a public place like a huge grocery store and you find your self with a whole bunch of strangers share a deep good laugh from the very inside of you.
Hmmmm!nothing like a good laugh but I would rather put it this way nothing like a good fart. Yes! it was the fart that led to the laugh. I know my readers are puzzled at this time. It was so funny that a fart made us more than six women and kids have a good laugh.
There we were in the middle of an aisle checking and picking groceries for our homes, just in one of these busy open aisle and some of us had kids either walking by our sides or seated on the trolley. A noticed this mum on my side with 3 kids two were on the trolley and the older one about five was walking by the side of the trolley. The mum must have been trying to reach into the deep open freezer when I heard a kids voice ask “who farted now”? Everyones attention was caught because she spoke a shrill loud voice and as the mum tried to pat the kid, saying “shhhhhh, dear be quiet” The one by the side of the trolley looked into the eyes of the sister bending down as if she was whispering but her voice was loud enough for everyone to hear ” Yes, be quiet, its just mum farting again just like she did at home because of her tummy bites”
What the mum looked surprised and ask what, the little girl placed her hands on her lips and ask her mum to speak quietly that no one knows, the mum farted but only she and the sister and that was why she wanted her sister not to make others around know. The mum raised her head up and so everyone in the aisle staring and smiling and as if on cue we all burst into laughter as this cute little girl walked to the back of the trolley looked at us and said “no, no, no, mummy didn’t fart, its he cat” We all knew who farted as drama queen pulled her mum and said “can we go now mum”. In a high snotty voice. We just kept laughing as the mum raised her hands to high heavens.
Oh! God!! help us with these young ones. These kids of this age. I recall a story my mum and other mums used to tell us as kids when we fart and try to deny. Mums in my native Africa, will tell this tale of a young mum who went to the market to shop and she farted but because the crowd around stare at her at the sound of the fart. she had to use her hands to bump the baby on her back to stop farting.
According to the tale, months later the baby was sick and the parents tried all remedies to no avail, they decided to visit a herbalist who told them the child was sick because the mum lied against her that she farted. The only remedy was for the mum to go to that market with a gong and go round singing the following;
“that fart that was farted when I came to the market the last time with my baby, I farted it. The fart that sounded pumpun, I farted it, The one that sounded dumdum, I farted it. The one that sounded kporuru, I farted it. And after she did it the child got healed. This always made us own up as the culprit who farted but what a story.
With what happen at the grocery store, be rest assured that if a mum dare fart and tries to pin it on a child well. No need saying what would happen, I sure know it happen because these kids of todays generation can speak for themselves, they don’t need any herbalist or soothsayer. Have wonderful time