15 Jun

(I would like to use this oppotuinity to apologise for my last post that was sent out this morning! I published a draft post by mistake.)

My Enchantment,

I am reading a book called, ‘We need to talk about Kevin’ by Lionel Shriver. It is a book of letters written by Kevin’s mother to Kevin’s dad. Kevin is in jail for killing 8 (I think) of his classmates and a teacher. But that is not my story, I just thought it was important to let you know what I am doing with my free time… I am not sleeping with anyone else… I am saving myself for you my love.

I am still recovering from yesterday’s blind date. She (the light one) has just texted me, and I quote,”If it is tru, I don wanna luk back” End of quote! I have no clue what she is going on about! I tend to shy away from human beings who can’t spell… I think I have said this before! But @savvykenya gave me an excellent idea on how to reply such messages… I replied, “Hamna presha!” My intention was for her to get offended and never text me again! She replied, and I quote, “wat are you doin?” HAHAHA!

This next story will cost you 15 Kenyan Shillings. No it is not for me! I need you to run to the nearest shop and buy a sachet of Eno, which is normally 15 bob –  26 bob if you live in Muthaiga and 17 bob if you live in Kileleshwa! Please put the Eno close, we will use it later!

I am going to teach you how to get home using a matatu without paying a single cent! Please be advised, this might go terribly wrong if you are a bad actor/actress!

The other day I found myself in town with 23 Shillings in my pocket. I had forgotten my wallet at the office. A matatu home is 50 Shillings! I had to think fast! It was about 10:14 p.m. I had to get home using my 23 bob! Below is how I did it…

i was at the bus stop for a while planning on how to execute this impossible mission!

I came up with a master plan… I was going to get home using 15 bob! I walk across the road to a random shop and buy a sachet of Eno for 15 bob. I now had 8 shillings. This was the point of no return!

Now I had to choose carefully which matatu I got into. I needed one with a very rowdy tout and impatient driver! Ok that’s like all of them!

In the matatu I needed the perfect seat for my plan…. And that is the seat right at the back on the far right! That believe it or not is the seat you can cause the most drama!

My heart was pounding so hard the guy next to me could feel it… I think! The matatu started moving… It was time!

I removed the Eno from my pocket, tore a corner and put some on the palm of my hand…I had to do this without anyone watching! Then licked the bit that was on my hand… It was disgusting! I let it froth in my mouth… You have to lick just a little… Anything more will force your mouth open!

I was going to fake an epileptic seizure just before I got to my stage! << This was the plan!

Then my phone rang! It was Jeanette. A friend! I couldn’t talk because I had all this froth in my mouth but she would not stop calling. She has never called me before so I thought it was serious! I had to swallow the Eno in my mouth! Tough times!

She was looking for someone to go have a drink with… I was there, my life on the line and she wants to go have a drink. People can be a bit inconsiderate don’t you think?! Plus I had 8 bob, so that plan was fiction!

I had to start all over again! We were fast approaching Kileleshwa so I had to act fast! I had to do this before the tout asked for money!  I took out the Eno and poured a lot on my hand the licked it all… THIS IS A MISTAKE! Eno froths vigorously! We were in Chiromo now and I couldn’t hold it in… It was forcing my mouth open and I had to let it out before I choked to death! I would still get home without paying!

I had to have my seizure at that exact moment! I had no idea how I would get home from there though!

Then I opened my mouth and started jerking hard! I made my pupils disappear behind my eyelids leaving my eyes white and horrendous! The guy next to me freaked out! That is how I wanted it! I jerked more violently! He shouted, “Smamisha, huyu anakufa!” My plan was going on great!


The plan is supposed to work like this: I fake the fit, there chaos for a bit, I come back to my senses the  I am set free… Be advised that it will never go like that!

The matatu stops and I am carried out and put on the ground! I had my Zara jacket on – I did not like this…. But I had to get home!

“I am a nurse, I can help!” A young woman walks to me!. Ladies and gentlemen… I was fucked!

“Nani ako na BIC!” She orders!

Someone throws her a pen and she jams it between my teeth! I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THAT PEN WAS FROM MAN! It smelt of ass!

“Someone look for contacts or any information in his bag that can help!” a voice from the crowd! SHIT!

Someone grabs my bag and is fishing inside for Jehovah knows what!

I am still jerking! A crowd is forming around me… I had to keep this up until the matatu left…

he matatu was not leaving!

“Give him space, he needs fresh air!” The ‘nurse’ ordered! “We need to take him to hospital!” she continued! This plan was backfiring on me! I had not thought this part through! SHIT!

“Kuna hosi hapa juu!” the tout suggests!

I am like Fuck!

The tout suggests that the driver goes with the passengers as he and the nurse stay behind to sort the situation out! This was a terrible idea if I was having a real attack but the hell… I needed the matatu gone!

A few seconds after the matatu speeds off, I start coming back to my normal self… I have froth all over my neck… I scared myself even! i sit up and dust my jacket!

“How are you feeling?” The nurse asks!

“ok!” I say with a faded voice…

“Does this happen a lot?” she interrogates!

“Yes!” I answer…

Another matatu comes by and we take it… I pick up my bag but I don’t check inside praying hard everything inside!

“Where is home?” the nurse asks me like I am a child…

“Makueni Road…” I answer… My voice sounding like I am about to die! I love it!

“Ok, I will take you home!” she says…


“Ok!” I say…. my voice…

We get to Makueni and we get off together… She is walking me down the road… I needed a plan to make her go away! I thought of lying that a random gate was home but thought that she would want to come in…. This woman was nuts!

We get to my real gate and I open it; she was right behind me; like she wanted to get in…

“I am home now… Thank you. I appreciate your concern!” I say and shut the gate on her face and walk to the end of the court past my house in case she was peeping to see which house I got into!

And I was home! And that is how you get home with 15 Shillings! Taxing, but bullet proof! Ok maybe not bullet proof!

Fuck! Just got terrible news!


Posted by on June 15, 2012 in comedy


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  1. optimusthe1

    June 15, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    This is gold! Hope there are no touts reading this…Hilarious!!

    • mydeardoris

      June 22, 2012 at 5:41 pm

      You cant do that twice on the same route!!! I need a fresh plan in case of an emergency!

  2. mmnjug

    June 15, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Hahahaha!! Saving yourself for Doris? Hamna presha?

    That ENO act killed it……. hahahaha!!!

    *whispering* what’s with these phrases….. “…My Enchantment,Sweetie, Sweetheart, My love, Lover, Pumpkin, Baby, Darling, Sweetie Pie, Baby Doll, My Little Cabbage…… cos that ‘post’ I think is the deleted one…hahahaha!! OkBye!

    • mydeardoris

      June 15, 2012 at 3:52 pm

      It was a draft post… Forget you saw it 😀

    • mydeardoris

      June 22, 2012 at 5:39 pm

      As you expose me to the ones who havent subscribed!!! hahahaha

      • mmnjug

        June 22, 2012 at 8:27 pm

        Its all about the numbers of readers…!! Hope you’re good with that…

  3. joy

    June 15, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    hahaha..too witty Ian!

    • mydeardoris

      June 22, 2012 at 5:38 pm

      Before you try that shit you have to write a will first!!

  4. Savvy Kenya (@savvykenya)

    June 15, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    The draft post is firmly saved in my email, thank God for subscriptions!

    This is very bad advice. Let me know how it goes na ule dame wetu, kuwa mzito..

    • mydeardoris

      June 22, 2012 at 5:37 pm

      hahah! That was an error. Delete it. I promise to finish and post 🙂 Maze joh yule dem hana presha HAHAHAHAHAHA! You kill me!

  5. @queengathoni

    June 15, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    dead and buried! This is hilarious, if my boss was in the office, i would have been suspended cause of laughing like a mad woman!

  6. Iryn

    June 16, 2012 at 9:07 am

    you never fail my ticklish bones. Nice read. Hope you ok though. Whats the terrible news you got?

    • mydeardoris

      June 22, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      I am ok… I think! Keep reading 🙂

  7. D.od

    June 16, 2012 at 10:20 am

    too much!!! lol

  8. Kimani (@Pushkim)

    June 16, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Aha, so this is the story from that day. You are going to hell my friend hehe. Was the nurse pretty by any chance?

    • mydeardoris

      June 22, 2012 at 5:30 pm

      I TOLD YOU I HAD A PLAN!!!! hahahaha!

  9. Magi

    June 18, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Trust Jeannette to call you go for a drink….hahaha you are too fresh my guy.

    • mydeardoris

      June 22, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      Apparently she was with @kipepeomjini as she made the fateful call!

  10. Abba (@Abbakidenda)

    June 18, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    I was shaking sijui with thrill and anticipation as I read this!
    And Ian, I know about you spelling abilities… or lack thereof? >:D

    • mydeardoris

      June 22, 2012 at 5:26 pm

      For your info my spelling is amazing… I make the spelling

    • mistakes on PAPOSE! :p
  • P.Kay

    June 22, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Hahahahahahahaa!!!! Eno usually works wonders. Used it in high school to avoid 6 of the best frm the principal. Ended up getting 13 of his very best. LESSON LEARNT: Use ENO at yr risk. lol!!!

    • mydeardoris

      June 22, 2012 at 5:49 pm

      You just gave me an idea…. haha

  • Lee Peris

    July 20, 2012 at 12:42 am

    Reblogged this on Lee's World and commented:
    this is too funny

  • Briannnnn

    August 7, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Pwahahahaha*with both legs on the tv* maan iz your second name “crazy”?

  • Anthony

    August 8, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    …the most hilarious piece I’ve read in long long time…uko tops boss..I’mma try that but with enough bus fare as a test drive

  • Anonymous

    July 9, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Hahahaha…cant stop myself from new to this blog but am madly in love with going to read every post.

    • Ian Arunga

      July 10, 2013 at 4:40 pm

      Well I am glad you love my blog ‘Anonymous’. I will be writing to Doris very soon…

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