Wednesday, 1 June 2016

My Childhood un-laughed memories



Childhood memories
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When I'm not engrossed in brainstorming about some catchy stuff to write or analyzing some futuristic UFO's or scheming how to solve matters that deeply concern the human race or wondering what type of rum was injected into the first human who traded in slaves, I flashback on my beautiful childhood memories in Nigeria.

Such keen laughable memory for me was how people would fish for monetary change in the church offering bowl after dropping their offering in church, while the assigned usher to the pew waits angrily at the other end of the pew. For example, a woman might drop the Nigerian currency note of N5 Naira (the equivalent or thereabout of 0.013 USD) into the offering bowl and painstakingly fish out the Nigerian currency coins of 4 Naira change from the same bowl. How do I even explain this? My writhed facial expression usually reads why not just bring 1 naira offering to church? 

 Intriguing!! But I was just a child, it was an un-laughed memory, I'm laughing it now.

Hope you laughed with me.

By JM

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