So we all know that the H1N1 vaccination campaign just ended and I hope that you guys got a dose of this vaccine. Well, I did, at the beautiful University of Botswana clinic and yah, I’m very proud of myself though I got it late. Anywhere, when I got my vaccination, there were two nurses in the room a woman and man. Me being the sociable, interactive person that I am, I ended up chatting with the two nurses, which was somewhat a way of ignoring the pain of the needle.
Now this gentleman educated me on how boys used to propose love/ask girls out during the days of our great grandfathers and grandmothers. Apparently when boys met girls especially at the river, when there were no adults, the boys took the opportunity to make their moves on the lovely girls. Now when a boy proposed a girl for the first time and the girl refused, on the third try if the girl still played hard to get, the guy would simply twist the girls arm until she gave in. And the two would have a beautiful relationship, at least the boy would be happy.
As shocking as it sounds, this is said to be what was happening, I don’t know, but apparently these were the happenings of the olden days. I must say, it was rather a tactful way of asking a girl out.
Now when I got to my room, I deeply thought of this. And I must say, I can see the resemblance of this in our modern day society. You know nowadays when a guy smacks on a girl and he doesn’t succeed he starts acting rowdy and all. Ok, maybe not all of them, but some of them. Ba strata bone ga go buiwe (streets guys are worse).
I don’t know why some guys do this when they get rejected. Shouting at the girl and telling her how ugly she is just because she doesn’t fancy you is not on and is just unnecessary. I know this isn’t the same as twisting a girls arm but it’s one and the same thing, it’s all unnecessary behavior. Guys need to learn that not all girls will say yes, some will not be interested and you need to deal with it.
Now I’ve had a few experiences whereby the guy just says nasty things to me just because I wasn’t interested. Ke sa itse gore tota ke rogelwang ( don’t know why I got insulted), which is sad really.
So what I have decided to do is help these kind of guys out by doing a bit of research on how to approach a girl and sweep her off her feet and save them the energy of insulting us. Keep your beautiful eyes on your favourite newspaper.