It’s a Thursday-ish morning and upon waking my sleepy self from my bed, I decided to do a few things before going to work. Trust me, I just decided to be late for work this morning, I didn’t know why; but I felt I should just be late. You know, the type of feeling you get; when you just want to do something for just no reason. Well, that’s the same I got..
Normally, my phone’s alarm is clocked at 0530GMT; but at times, I do ignore its crazy-buzzing tones and sleep more... “Massa, man don taya.” [trans: Master, man is tired]… This should be common amongst most working-class youths in Ghana.
I just wanted to be late, so I intentionally switched the television on, at exactly 0545GMT and started flickering through the channels until I got to BBC. Normally, I would go to ESPN first, catch up with the latest in the sporting world, listen and watch Sport Center a bit before moving away to the News networks. I didn’t see anything interesting much, so I turned it off.
Just as I turned on the radio, I heard something like; BREAKING NEWS:- Ghana Record First Swine Flu Incident. There and then, I asked myself; Ghana has done what..?? OMG, not Ghana. Why Ghana?
The most annoying part about this news was the fact that, it was discovered in the Oil city (Sekondi-Takoradi). Why should it be in Sekondi-Takoradi…?? How I love Takoradi, no-one knows about that at all. Now, I am very scared; but it’s just a little. Moving to Takoradi, I am going to defy all odds and still go despite “Pork-Kplotoo-Ehaa-Prekoo-Swine” flu has been discovered. Why should this happen when I wanted to move and go settle in Takoradi? Is it my destiny or what? “w3i nkwa di3, m3 hwehwem” [tr: as for this one, I have to look deep into it].
I became an ardent fan of the ever popular “porkshow” not long ago, now a swine-flu menace is going to limit my intake on that. How I used to be at Auntie Adjokor’s joint for “porkshow” and hot kenkey every friday nite will reduce. My radio journalist friend, Cyrus De-graft Johnson of Joy FM would be very sick at this news; so is Auntie Adjokor’s stock of pork which will send her sales down to ZERO… Mz Naa of Yfm will screaaaam, "No sizeee" at this news.. Get well soon, Naa Adjorkor.. :)
I am waiting for the type action; the government is going to take on this new development. Swine-flu go away, Ghanaians want to eat porkshow… Go, Go, Go away…!!!