What a weekend I had, I still can’t believe what happened at the wedding, it all happened so fast and I still feel like I was dreaming! From Sindiswa fetching me at work, fighting with Fernando, then we left Peranto’s to go to Sunnyside, we then went to the wedding with Boroko, then Sindiswa went to fetch her friends, and it had to be Baby Bee and Mimi! I still remember their names from the time Zoro took me to the club and they were the ‘service providers’. Speaking of Zoro, it scares me to know that liars, criminals, and ‘murderers’ walk among us, how can you possibly distinguish between a good person from a bad one? Life is full of surprises. To make matters worse, he shot Baby Bee, I don’t know if it was a mistake or what but why was he carrying a gun to a wedding? There are so many unanswered questions here and unfortunately there’s no one to tell the tale and provide all the necessary answers!
I feel so fresh and ready for the day, I practically slept the whole day yesterday and it was worth it, I felt so exhausted and time out is definitely what I needed! I still can’t believe that I spoke to Legna, we actually had a long conversation and we clicked like we’ve known each other for so long. Well I’m not surprised at all because in my mind I always knew her, she is Summer isn’t she? After everything that happened on Saturday, all I can think about is my conversation with Summer, nothing beat that, pity she never gave me her numbers, but good things come to those who wait, I will hunt her no matter what it takes, I’m willing to climb mountains and cross the oceans for this girl, they don’t make them like her no more, she comes once in a while, she’s indeed pure gold, equivalent to February 29th, she’s so unique and comes once in a while! Anyway enough about her, it’s time to wake up before I’m late for work.
This place is getting vacant by the day, when I came here the first time I think there were about seven people here, then the number was cut to five if you include me, with Zoro and Banzi still around by then plus Boroko and Comfort of course, now it’s only Boroko and I, Comfort never came back ever since Saturday, my only guess is that he is with Kenny, who knows, maybe they decided to have their own honeymoon without getting married! Boroko on the other hand was not around yesterday and only came home late, maybe he found himself a new mate who knows. “Morning Barack” I said. “Morning Kamo, how are you bro” Boroko replied. “I’m doing great, just in a hurry to get to work though, I wouldn’t wanna be late on a Monday, I have this crazy boss and I don’t wanna get on his bad side” I said. “Okay I hear you, so where is Comfort by the way?” he asked. “I should be asking you, I thought maybe you know where he disappeared to” I replied. “Maybe he found himself a shack in Soshanguve, he looks like the type don’t you think?” he said. I laughed at him, this guy is crazy sometimes and his remarks are just out of this world. “Anyway it’s time for me to bounce, I’ll catch you later bro” I said. “Cheers man, don’t forget to bring your lunch back home….and the restaurant leftovers, we shouldn’t waste any food you know”
I decided to walk to Peranto’s, I only take a taxi once in a while, besides walking is the only exercise I do these days. When I arrived in Peranto I found Kenny, Sharon and the rest of the stuff. There’s so much I want to ask Kenny but I don’t know where to begin. I went to the changing room and before I even entered there I met Fernando who just came back from the bathroom. “Smarty” he said with a smile. “morning Mr. Nando” I replied. “So you did done manage to think and remember to come to work today huh, ahh the girl is not here now, she took you and you went like a dog running after a bone, no looking back Smarty but come Monday you look back and remember Nando, but Nando mad, mad mad mad at Smarty and Nando made it clear” he said. “About that, I sincerely apologise for Sindiswa’s behaviour on Saturday, she’s a character that one hey, I honestly never thought that she will come but she caught me by surprise and everything happened so fast” I replied. “No, no not everything happened too fast, you left too fast and not look back and say Nando I’m leaving no, you leave the big many customers here and they hungry and they have money and now I have to waiter to them and help Sharon and Kenny not here because flu and now you leave us, not good Smarty, not good” he added. “I promise it won’t happen again sir, I apologise for that, I was wrong!”I said. “True you say it won’t happen again you know why? Because you give me the uniform and you leave” he said. “What???” I exclaimed. “No more what happened you hurt Nando and now Nando is letting you go to go chill with the girl” he replied. “are you firing me Mr. Nando?” I asked. “No, I’m freeing you to do what you want to do, bye Smarty” he said.
I can’t believe I just lost my job like that! One mistake and I’m fired, this can’t be, there should be another way maybe… I took a long walk leaving the restaurant and it looks like Sharon already knew about Fernando’s intentions to fire me because she’s smiling at me now! I look at Kenny and he’s not even keeping a straight face, what is happening here? So now I’m back to square one, broke and unemployed! “Wait, Mr. Nando, on Saturday you never paid me, and we negotiated my weekly wages of 700 rand a week but so far I haven’t got paid…” I enquired. “People who get paid are people who work, me don’t charity to anyone, sorry Smarty” he said. “And oh, say hi to the CCMA for me” he added. I left the building filled with rage, disappointment and anger. What am I gonna do now? I decided to go to the flat and sleep over the disappointment, when I arrived there I found my bag and Boroko’s stuff outside, okay what’s going on here? I went inside and found three guys with this gigantic guy giving them instructions and Boroko fighting with them. “What is going on here?” I asked. “Who are you?” the guy asked. “I’m Kamo, I stay here, why is my stuff outside, what’s going on here?” I asked again. “Bro they are throwing us out” Boroko said. “What do you mean they are throwing us out, under who’s authority are they doing this?” I asked.
“Look young man, my name is Boss or you can call me the General, I don’t even know who you are and quite frankly I don’t care but I’m gonna tell you one thing, you are leaving this premises, rent haven’t been paid for over four months now and I have been sending letters but you all ignore them like I’m stupid” he said. “What? We always pay rent, I know I gave Zoro some money two weeks back and he said he will pay, Comfort also gave him his share” I said. “And I always give Zoro the money as well” Boroko added. “By Zoro you mean Lazarus? How can you trust that thug? I have had many fights with him concerning rent in the past and to this day I haven’t received any payment, I’m sorry but I have to throw you guys out” General said.
What else can go wrong today, I lost my job and now I don’t have a place to stay, what am I gonna do! “Do you have any plan bro, where are you gonna stay?” Boroko asked. “I don’t know but I will make a plan, I know my way around town and yeah, I will look for a place, what about you?” I asked. “I’m going to stay with my sister, I’m looking after her anyway and she begged me a long time ago to stay with her but because of her mischievous ways I always refused but now I’m like a guy without any free condoms, I don’t have a ‘choice’” he said. “Well. I’ll see you around man take care of yourself and keep in touch” I said. “I will, you too keep safe and hopefully we will meet again in the future” Boroko said. I went my own way and he took the other route, then I heard him screaming, “Kamo” I looked back and he was running back at me, he gave me a hug! “I’m gonna miss you man” he said with tears in his eyes. “I will miss you more bro!
Reality hit me so hard I forgot all about my dreams! What am I doing in town again? Home is where I belong, nothing went right for me ever since I came here and I don’t think things might change anytime soon. I phoned a few friends of mine all day and went to some of my friends to ask for a place to stay but was unfortunate all day long! I thought of Sindiswa but I don’t think it’s a good idea to ask a girl for help, I can always phone Gravity because I saw his place during the house party but that will mean that I side with him and I’ll feel like I’m ‘cheating’ on Legna because I know her fiancé is cheating on her!
They say if your parents’ dreams disappeared, yours will also vanish
If you don’t understand it, then let me put it in Se-Pedish
‘Pinyana ge e re ping, e kwele ping ye kgolo’
But I refuse to give in to the norm because life is too short and YOLO
‘You Only Live Once’ so you have to go-on and roll-on solo
I know so because people GTI (get too impatient), they show off and flow so like polo
But in all honesty I know that patience is a virtue
If I put in more seeds to my needs then I will reap all what I pursue
It’s hard to keep balance when you aim high but standing on your tippy toes
How do you keep focus when everything goes?
How can a married man stay focus in a room full of….?
I’m fighting temptations and things I cannot handle
It’s all dark in here and all I have is one little candle
But this little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine
I have no clothes, no home, no work and no options but I’m gonna be fine…
It’s already evening and still no luck, I’m exhausted, I’m hungry and I’m feeling sick now! I’m in the Nelson Mandela drive in Pretoria, I see a couple of hobos sharing bread, and using boxes as their bedding, I pictured myself as one of them, this can’t be it, what am I gonna do! I look to the left, there seem to be nothing left for me there, I look to the right and there’s nothing right there! I look back and it seems like nothing and no one got my back, I look forward but I can’t move forward! I have no options whatsoever, nowhere to go, no thing and nothing! I went to the nearby bridge and found myself an old stinking blanket with boxes as well, this is me for tonight, I am sleeping under a bridge! Tears running down my face, I looked up and heard a still voice saying to me, “Woza Kimi”