Carrying Last...

Can we proceed like I did not dissappear? LOL. I'm SORRY Blogfam!!!

Anyway sha, I have gist....I recently had some training at work and it was very long, boring and tiring. Some people don dey doze, their head just dey nod dey catch fish. Me, I kuku have short attention span so my mind had already traveled sef to the wedding list I was writing the night before...and then for some odd reason my mind went straight to the ogbono/okro soup I abandoned in the fridge because I was running late...should I eat it with eba? abi amala when I get home? tough decisions...

The trainer must have noticed that everyone had switched off, naim she say, oya make we play buzz games to refresh our brains. I don't mind playing games, I love games! Before I could think of games I liked she just call my name... " Sophie, do you want to have the first go at hangman?" She's probably given up on calling me by my 9ja name, she don destroy my name sotay she fell back on my English name...well I no vex. Hangman ke? ewo tu ni yen? I looked at her with my bb confused face and kindly explained I was not familiar with that game...she took her time to explain that it was a word game where you had to guess the right letters in a word, for every wrong letter, you draw a man and hang him. 

How violent! 


The next game came on and she face me again, "its only fair I let you have a go at this one since you didn't participate in the first game"...I look the oyinbo game, abeg I don't know this one too oh. "Is this not racism?", I asked myself? Why is she picking on me???? lol I kon use my waffi brain to tell her make she 'remind me ' of the game because I forget how to play am. Even as she dey jog the non-existent memory i know say she know say I dey lie. I formed ogboju, went to the board and disgraced Nigeria there. *covers face* I for just talk true oh....

The pesin that nominated me for the 3rd game sef was one over-sabi-house-wife babe like that. I had to confess that all the games dem don dey play since morrin I nor know anyone inside. Shuo! Naim one shout, "what kind of childhood did you have Sophie?!!", everyone was looking at me like I just crawled out of a 'Save Africa' campaign! I had a Nigerian childhood jor, where I played "suwe"... "ten-ten"... "catcher"... "vimo"... "gamebuzz abi box"... "police and thief"...tinko-tinko

After the training one of the babes kon corner me, " how come you didn't know those games? she was looking at me with concern. I kon tell am say..

"In Africa * cough cough* we played games like "amazon", where we jumped on the tails of elephants to ride them,  we also had another game called "ba-bo" where we played ball with ostrich eggs"

"she was like, "i'm jealous! I want to go to Africa, where did you find these animals?!"..
with mischief in my eyes, I told her, "we had these animals in in our backyard"...
I had to shurrup as one 9ja guy was approaching...




47 comments

  1. You forgot 'monkey', the game where we swing fro tree to tree and whoever gets to the end of the jungle first wins :P

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  2. I read "Is this not racism?" and was about to go "Woah, she get liver o" when I ready you that u asked yourself. I was like mcheww, you for get home run (kidding lol). To the girl who asked what kind of childhood u had, I have no comment. U handled it well. Lol :D

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  3. Loooooollllllllllll

    Sisi Yemi u fit kill person ooooo!!!!


    Thank you for making me laugh out this loud!!!!

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  4. I fondly remember "Pull the Tiger Tail" where you sneak up on a sleeping tiger and pull its tail then run away fast before being eaten. That was a fun game and also great exercise. I lost a few friends sha.

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    1. Haha, it was my favorite. My absolute favorite.

      But, wait oh, in my side, the tigers didn't eat us locals so we just ran away for it to chase us not because we were afraid of being eaten...

      Wo. We grew up with these animals, they loved us.

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  5. "what kind of childhood did you have Sophie?!!" BUWHAHA... i feel you! my friends (white)parents has embarrased their children with that same question! chei!..

    me i no even know how i go take defend u sef! LOL!! I just dey laff ...
    Am even jealous for the elephant and ostrich u get for backyard!..lol

    abegi jor! u don win dem finish with that last one. Make dem beat that.
    You are a case @Sisi_yemmie.. very very hilarious!

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  6. You are one funny lady. That last paragraph killed me :)

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    1. You gotta be kidding me, I don't know if it is the wine I have been drinking or this is just way too funny. Can't stop laughing.

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  7. Lol. I always enjoy ur blog. Keep it up

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  8. Lol. I enjoy ur blog evrytime. Keep it up

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  9. LOL. These people and their yeye stereotypes! Na wa! You slap them correct with your waffi sense. That childhood question is just wrong on soooo many levels. Hopefully dem go reach house review their stupidity! We live in hope! Weldon jare, Sisi Yemmie:)

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  10. LOL. These people and their yeye stereotypes! Na wa! You slap them correct with your waffi sense. That childhood question is just wrong on soooo many levels. Hopefully dem go reach house review their stupidity! We live in hope! Weldon jare, Sisi Yemmie:)

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  11. Hahaha... I remember catching; follow the chickens and catch so we can cook it for Sunday lunch

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  12. U no try for ir Abeg , but I had a similar experience too . Those peeps think we share drinking water with buffaloes at our backyards .

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  13. Buhahahahhaahahhaha. Oh lord! The lions in my backuard even used to roar my name. Makes me remember my giraffe that took me to the market on Sun West days..... Good times.
    Buhahahahahhahaha.
    It is amazing how clueless those people can be!!!

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  14. lmao...i'm laughing like a mad person at work

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  15. lmsao...can't stop laughing..amazon? ba-bo? Buhahahahahahahaha

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  16. Hahhahahha! U for suggest one of our naija games na! I wonder how they wld av fared playing our games.

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  17. Hahahahahha! You for suggest one of our own naija games na. I wonder how they would have fared playing one of our games.

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  18. LOL. Sisi Yemmie, you are one nutty geh. LMAO.
    How on earth did you come up with Amazon and Babo??????????? Can i come play in your backyard? Pretty Please, i promise to play nice ;;)

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  19. LWKMD... haha white people can be ignorant (or should I say gulliible) sha o

    lmao at "went to the board and disgraced Nigeria there."

    but come, how do you not know hangman?

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  20. Sisi Yemmie will not kill me, I laughed so hard at the last paragraph..

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  21. lol you are funny and how could that woman murder Yemisi one of the easiest names to pronounce abeg just tell her to call you Yemmie next time

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  22. hahaha this is funny....Sisi Yemmie i love your posts

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  23. Too funny
    'What kind of childhood did you have'?
    Shaking my head.....

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  24. shaking my head in a mix of awe and disbelief, "WOMAN, HOW DO YOU EVEN COME UP WITH THESE THINGS???" hahahaha!!!

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  25. Spot on jare! We have pet elephants and train them to play with us. Aint that a childhood? And isnt that more exciting than 'hanging' a poor dude? Hahahahahaaaaa.
    Loved it. You're good.

    Are you dealing with another Clark Rockefeller?
    http://bodyandmindforallwomen.blogspot.com/2012/09/another-rockefeller-guy.html



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  26. omg! I wan die with laughter sef... you are wey too funny Sisi Yemmie. So what did you finally decide to eat with your ogbono/okro soup? and those games you mentioned... smh and lol.

    have a lovely weekend dear.

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  27. Lollllll ur a miss! Elephant tails though? And she believed you? Na wah ooo

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  28. omg!!!!!!!...LMAO!!!!!!!!!u no dey oooo...heheheheheheheh...@all @all.
    fr ur backyard ko, fr insyd house ni...ure lucky the naija guy no catch up wit d tin wey una dey talk....
    oh goodness, you make one laff ehn..
    you and toin shd be stand up comedians

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  29. Hilarious is the word here. Can't stop laughing. But you sef eh, even my little kids that are born and bred in Naija know hangman now. I visit your blog to just laugh.

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  30. chai! u no try @ all. u're mishchief in all its right. amazon ko, amazon ni' Lmao. nice1 babe!

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  31. Sisi

    Sometimes i just look at these oyinbo peeps and feel bad for them and their childhood. I remember all those amazing things we did as kids in Naija. I will never forget the horror on my colleagues faces when i described to them how my brothers and I would catch and kill chicken as well as de-feather and clean it up for momc to come back and cook correct chicken stew.

    I remember when i also had to play that hangman game.. I just totally didnt get it.. ohh the boredom!

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  32. This made my day! Lmao!

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  33. Poor Oyinbo o, her imagination already doing 4-40 thanks to sisi Yemmie.....smh @ u! Looooooool!

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  34. NO NO NO N O... Sisi Yemo, ple tell me u didn't tell the chic that? you have what at your backyard? OMG.... my belle o. You are clown sha and i absolutely understand ur frustration. you should told them about "jackpot' and "ludo" o jare.

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  35. LMAO please how could she has bought that.loooool am cracking up

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  36. This is so funny.I am still laffing here oh.....you are simply amazing.

    I will definitely be here again.

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  37. loool, i stay in the US and yep i get questions like this, even worse. Good answer dear, please check out my blog www.thatnigeriangirl.net

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  38. I died Sophie...Naw u haf to resurrect me! Oya to work.

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