One afternoon, Akpos arrived home with
sad news for his wife.
Akpos: Wife, I just received a call, mother
(mama) passed away. Shall we go to town
and get some necessities for the funeral?
Please write a list and then we can go.
Wife: A list won’t be necessary; we’ll just get
2 cabbages & 2 litres of cooking oil.
Akpos: Is it going to be enough?
Wife: No need to waste money, of course
it’s going to be enough! (They left for town
and after getting two cabbages and 2 litres
of cooking oil).
Akpos asked his wife again if that was all.
She emphasised the issue of not wasting
money on the funeral.
Then they hit the road towards the village.
Where the road branches to different
villages, Akpos who was driving, took a turn
towards his wife’s home.)
Wife: Where are we going? I thought you
said we are going to the funeral, your
mother passed away.
Akpos: Yes we are; it’s YOUR mother who
Wife (shocked & crying): But that grocery is
not enough! Let’s go back and get some
Akpos: NO! I asked you over and over if it
was all that was needed and you said “yes”;
so we are not going back!
One word for akpos wife???