Telephone conversation…..And the Case of the (over) roasted chicken parts…

Update: I’ve renamed my blog “Just Thinking” to reflect the more thoughtful mode I seem to be slipping into day by day…

Me Ma and I have a cordial relationship; not the lovey dovey, mushy eyed, i-miss-you-always kind, but more like a pragmatic, mutually respecting, i-have-your-back-so-you-can-call-me-if-you-have-an-ish kind. My bad though, I’d not called her for a week so she was just a weee bit justified in calling me up.

Apparently, she had done quite a bit of running around for my kid sister’s wedding in April and she needed to vent. Only snag though was that I knew that was only the hook, the full gist would encompass many other things….. Plus I was grilling some chicken, and fantasizing about the eating part.

Like the ‘good son’ that I am, I listened patiently to her rant about the various things she was having to chase, silently fuming, cos i knew all this was prepping me up for the big question. And then the first question. Was I planning to attend? Thankfully I’d just confirmed my return ticket so I could check that box “Yes”. And then the big ish — was I ‘seeing’ anyone at the moment? She probably heard my sharp intake of breath, and quickly proceeded to add that she ‘was only asking o’, so she could be ‘praying along with me’.

Like the quintessential, hard-nosed pragmatist that I am, I quickly let her know I wasn’t and that if she was interested, I could set up a conference call with she and my Dad to go through my current version of the 5 year plan…… The 5 yr plan is infamous in my house for being methodical and near fool-proof to all the parental arguments. She quickly pulled out of the arugument – cosidering it was quite a few minutes past 11pm her time, she opted to just defuse the tension and let me be.

The chicken? I thought I’d turned off the grill when the initial discussion went past 15 mins, unfortunately I’d actually raised it up to the highest level. My chicken ended up like burnt toast, thankfully it didn’t set off the fire alarms which would have been a whole different issue.

35 thoughts on “Telephone conversation…..And the Case of the (over) roasted chicken parts…

  1. Ok, finished reading…*Phew*Seems all mothers r the same…my mum hasnt started bugging me yet, but then again, I still have 2 sisters b4 me 4 r to bug, so I am still free (for now!)So whats d current version of the 5 yr plan…Spill!!!And what did u end up eating since u ended up without ur grilled chicken?

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  2. lol! Pele. I know how parents can be when it comes to the marriage thing. Tell her to continue praying- that she's not praying hard enof.As for the chicken………. 😦

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  3. lol! pele again! so go wacth the movie abt the chick who was in ur shoes… (cant remember the name again!) wedding sthing, and maybe her plan might work for u! lol! in the alternative…

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  4. lol! pele again! so go wacth the movie abt the chick who was in ur shoes… (cant remember the name again!) wedding sthing, and maybe her plan might work for u! lol! in the alternative…

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  5. @Confessions – Done now aight?@Tigress – Na to come go MFM remain for am o.. But we'll get there surely.. Just not on her timelines..@lil spider — will def try to, if i can see it that is@Femi B – exactly the same emotions i felt about the chicken!

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  6. It's the burnt chicken that hurts me on your behalf more than anything else. I bet it was well seasoned and everything. Chai! Ndo!My Mum sighs deeply anytime any of my peers announces their nupitals. This is always promptly followed by a pointed look 🙂

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  7. lol @ "was only asking so she could pray along with you"Danny, I see everyone is vexing over your burnt chicken…..if the poor chicken is causing this much crises, I could ship some from my animal farm."Danny, are you seeing anybody? You remember Kemi, Mr O's daughter? Of course you will, y'all were best of friends. I saw her the other day, she's all grown now. She's a pharmacist and she's still single. Pretty girl from good background….." parents will always be parents…..but we love them all the same.

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  8. ha and i bet that chicken would have been nice……. so Danny, r u seeing anyone now so i can pray for u?Bring out the 5 yr plan and lets judge it here…. who knows u may meet someone at ur sister's wedding

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  9. You must have been well pissed off about your charcoaled chicken. Next time invent the crappiest 'girlfriend' you can like yes ma Im seeing Fiona she's 42 has three children and is a recovering alcaholic with two ex husbands. That will shock her into silence lol

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  10. LOL..Facin the same dilemma as you dude.Have an immediate sister who's gettin wedded by June and when mom calls to vent,she never stops breathin down my neck to know who the lucky one is or when..LOL…we'll get there someday…Sorry about the chicken,thankfully you still had some crumbs left..hehe..

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  11. I burn stuff for a living..! I'm a hazard in any kitchen.. So burnt chicken na moin moin for my side bros.. no be today!G'luck with your goals and aspirations.. When you do meet 'her', it won't be at anyone's prompting..

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  12. @CaramelD – Thank you jare — Esp cos I was so looking forward to eating it!!! Mums do have a way of saying stuff without saying stuff, I'm sure you grab!@naijagirl — for a while, I was beginning to be frightened cos I really do know a kemi whose surname starts from O, who is still single.. but then the pharmacist part doesn't jive.. phew! Might not actually mind some more chicken though……lol@Abujamaiden — Thank you… at least you peeps understand the feeling of missing out on sthng that one had pined for for a while!@Funms-the-rebirth — LOL all sounding like my Mum…. The 5 yr plan… In due course…..In due course….. After I get all the stakeholder approvals!@Miss DM — WOW — that might actually extend the discussion, cos she just might pull Pops into it, and I'll have to provide evidence I was only joking which would then be followed by a looong lecture on how 'out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks'@lumideefamilusi — wow.. good to know it’s not only me who gets leaned on for stuff like that..we really will get there someday.. not just on their timelines that is.@Sexkitten — A thing for burnt chicken? Not this kind I can assure you, cos it was seriously charred. Plus the little I could salvage didn't exactly taste ok!@Funms -the-rebirth — That might actually drive my Mom into instant deliverance over the phone, plus she might actually pull together a SWAT team to arrive at my place and force out al the demons!@RocNaija —LOL @ burn stuff for a living. I'm so believing that I'll meet her someday too….Hopefully analysis paralysis will not make me miss out…Just been doing a lot of thinking recently and I tot it captured more succinctly the kind of direction I've been headed for a while.

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  13. lol @confessions of a london gal-I have 1 sisters too so thats also the reason Im being saved from all this marriage talk, but still then the christmas I went home the topic came up still…i dunno y but i guess im not the only one thats gets uncomfortable with such topics especially from the parent!And ur burning chicken???Kai…it pains to hear such o…im sure it was meant to be sweet!lol…sha thank God fire alarms dint go off, cuz once i left stew nd then b4 i knew it my whole hostel was smokin nd next second 2 huge fire trucks wer der!At that time I thot it was embarrassing tho but yea i got over it joh!

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  14. @Gee – Thx for stopping by.. Can't post a comment on yr blog.. tried a couple of times in the recent past.. LOL @ the huge fire trucks.. we get fined like 150 pounds, can't even begin to consider that!

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  15. lmao!….i kno oo…i think i had to sulk and tell them i had no idea(as per first time in canada yans)…but i think i was still fined tho but small…50 dolars!lol…hmm wats wrong with my blog oooo!lol

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  16. dollars…mehn dont mind my typo o….its 3.42 am in the morning..but these blogs r keepin me up late o…its like my new facebook kind of addiction.lol

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  17. lol! can't believe guys get hassled too!Thankfully…(not) my mum is not there to wear me out with the "when" question…but my sisters are doing a good job of that!Hope the burnt chicken was still edible!

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  18. @Gee — LOL.. Happens to all of us sometimes — U do need to get some sleep tho…@NoLimit — Managed to rescue a few pieces so i din't have to sleep angry….Guess I keep consolingmyself that its cos she cares that why she bothers in the first place!

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  19. hEY D,,saw you were on my page..will take off some of those youtube stuff on your promptin..lol..cuz its all about you guys and not me..Thanks for stoppin by…

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  20. Can you Imagine…I have been at this firing post severally times..and I am 28. By the time I hit 35, they go don tire. Parents are always the same…''ehe…nna, do you remember Ijeoma, that lived down the street. I saw her with her mum at the market the other day… she is all grown up..blah blah… then my mum would find an excuse to send me to their house, either to drop something off or to drive her down there..sometimes, she will ask me…do you want us to look for someone from the village?'' Thinking that this will tick me and push me to make concerted efforts to locate my better half…..nah….parents..? very funny lot!

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  21. Burnt chicken?LOL!Hopefully,it was replaced with something equally as delicious,and tantalizing.The five year plan seems to be quite famous,and well-known.Finding someone is not that easy,talk less,of finding "the one"that makes you want to settle down.hopefully,you'd find 'her' sooner than later.You know you have my best wishes.lol

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  22. @Goldmyne — Thx.. will head back there sharpish
    @Dante — Na wah o… I just tire for them o.. But it shows they still have our best interest at heart@Dabizniz — Yes o.. was able to rescue quite a few pieces too for consumption@Rose — Thanks for stopping by.. Quite an emotive post u put up.. Good luck on your exams too…

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