Grandpa Has Problems Pissing

January 27, 2014

Granny is off to Nairobi. Again. Grandpa has been at the Aga Khan Hospital for almost a year now. They say he has cancer. I am not sure what that means. All I know is that he had problems pissing. He came by Granny’s last year and I could hear, under hushed tones, Granny tell my step-Uncle that Grandpa has problems down there. I am beginning to imagine that he has been drinking too much and now all that alcohol is refusing to come out. You know Grandpa is not exactly a good person. I mean if he were he wouldn’t have gotten a son by that woman who sells kaluvu down the road. Well, may be the problem is not getting a son by another woman or even the fact that he actually cheated on my Granny. I mean, this is my grandmother we are talking about here. May be I would have been fine with him getting other children outside marriage but I am not. My main issue is that he got a son who looks exactly like one of my uncles. Why for the life of me must this son of a brewer look like members of my family? Now everyone knows that Grandpa cheated on Granny. I don’t like that. I don’t like it when people talk about Granny as though she were stupid. 

I am not sure about how I feel about Grandpa’s problems down there. I think Granny is happy that Grandpa will never cheat on her again. No, Granny is a good person. She looks worried. I do not know why. You see, as I told you, Grandpa doesn’t stay with us. I know they do not play with each other’s things like other married people do. I mean they have not been doing any of that stuff since my mother was born. One wonders why people get married if they are to leave each other when they are old. I find this strange. I know I don’t like marriage. There is something about it that makes good people, like Granny, suffer. So, as part of her prescribed suffering, Granny has to go to Nairobi to attend to Grandpa’s cheating tools. I am not sure how she is going to help. She goes anyway.

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