The Coffin Maker Episode 94

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After Opana sat and slept over what to do to revamp his business some ideas popped up in his head which he felt were laudable. He sat on his bed and gave a devilish smile to himself. He stood up and went to the kitchen to reheat a bowl of soup he had in his fridge. He dished out what he will consume that morning and after eating he took his shower and stepped out of his house. His point of call for the first time was the village lorry station and he went to see the Station Master: .

Station Master: ’s Office:

Opana:

Good morning sir, I trust you are doing well?

Station Master: :

Good morning sir, I am doing very well as you can see. Please how may I help you this morning?

Opana:

Mmmm Sir, can you please let your boys here excuse us since what I have to discuss with you is very confidential and highly classified.

Station Master: :

Kojo and Yaw Manu kindly excuse us for some time, I will call you back when I am done with my visitor. (boys walk out from the office)

Opana:

Ah thank you very much Mr Station Master: . Before I say anything please, do you have a bible here in your office?

Station Master: :

Yes please. Why do you ask?

Opana:

Please get it out and hold it in your hand. I want you to swear with it before we commence with our short but very important discussion.

Station Master: :

Sir can you give me a little hint on what you have under your sleeves? I can’t swear to something I don’t know about. Please can you let the cat out of the sack?

Opana:

My brother you are in safe hands and trust me, there is no cause for alarm. Please kindly swear that the conversation or discussion that will take place here will remain between only the two of us and if by chance you open your mouth to tell any mortal on this earth, thunder should strike you and that person you open up to.

Station Master: :

Boss why all this drill? Can we go straight to the point and stop all this ups and down? I have some very important things to do today with my drivers today, so please let’s be fast on this meeting, I beg of you.

Opana:

My brother you are the one slowing matters ooo, but all the same just swear so we proceed on our little but important discussion.

Station Master: :

Hmmmm!! I hope you don’t have anything fishy under your sleeves but whatever it is, we will get to the bottom of this. I Kwame Adu-Gyamfi hereby swear to keep our discussion here very discreet and not tell any living soul what transpired here.

Opana:

Please add the last part of it for me because it is very important to me.

Station Master: :

I Kwame Adu-Gyamfi, should I communicate anything that transpire between I and this man seated before me, may thunder strike I and the person I communicate with to death.

Opana:

Very good, was it too much to do my brother?

Station Master: :

Don’t patronise me sir. I have sworn to something I have no idea about and in front of someone I don’t even know of. I hope what you are about to discuss with me will be of great benefit.

Opana:

My brother you would love what am about to tell you so relax. I am very surprised you said you don’t know me. In and around this village my personality speaks of itself. I am the renowned coffin maker in this village who has my workshop behind the cluster of schools when you enter the village.

My name is Kofi Ansah and popularly referred to as “Opana the Coffin Maker”, as you already know, everyone eats from where he or she works from and the Holy Bible states clearly that the hand that doesn’t work shouldn’t eat and equally everyone prays for his or her work to progress every rising day. For about three decades I been doing this job and virtually almost every household in and around this village has had a very fruitful encounter with me anytime they lose a special one.

Station Master: :

Pardon me for that because I was transferred from a different place to this village by the transport union.

Opana:

Oh, okay my brother. As I stated earlier on, everyone knows me in this village and beyond for what I do here in this village. Mmmm, for some time now, business has been very slow and abysmal. It looks like people are no longer dying especially the old ones and even when they die, the families of the deceased have failed to transact business with me. I have tried earnestly to revive and revamp my business by rebranding and restructuring my business even though I have been running advertisement for the first time in the history of coffin making an unending coffin promotion but to no avail. I believe you have seen some of my posters and banners across the village and even at the entrance of your bus station, one of my banners is hanging there.

Station Master: :

(looks at his clock on the wall) Sir can you please expedite your statement or better still go straight to the point. I have a very important meeting with my drivers in less than 15minutes from now.

Opana:

It seems I came here at the very right time to have this discussion with you. Mmmm this is equally hard to say also paaa oooo but a man is the one who swallows a bitter pill.

Station Master: :

Feel free and let your purpose of coming here be known to me.

Opana:

(in a quiet but serious face) Bro as you are going to have this special meeting with all the station drivers, kindly convince them to start crushing their cars so that more people will die. By so doing people will start to patronise my products.

Station Master: :

Whaaaaat? Did I hear you right? Did you just say to me that I should convince my drivers to crash their cars so that people will die?

Opana:

(smiles a bit and look back to see if anyone was around) Exactly my brother, that is what I just said to you. You and the drivers will get a percentage on any coffin I sell through any car accident.

Station Master: :

Are you listening to yourself Mr? You walked all the way from your house to come and tell me this nonsense? Wait ooo, let me ask you this questions?

Opana:

Go ahead but please bring your voice down.

Station Master: :

Do you have a car?

Opana:

Yes, I own a car.

Station Master: :

Is it a commercial or private car?

Opana:

It is a private car but even spoilt.

Station Master: :

Would you be happy if any of your family members die through a car accident?

Opana:

I won’t be happy because the coffin that will be used to bury the person will have to come from me for free.

Station Master: :

So, if it were to be your car that was crashed, will you be happy?

Opana:

My brother, that is why that car is not mine and I have promised myself not to ever buy a car for any fool to misuse the car badly.

Station Master: :

Ah sir, I have lost my respect for you with this uncivilized way of thinking and talking. Leave my office right this moment before I lose my cool. You should be ashamed of yourself and bow your head down with remorsefulness. I am highly disappointed in you, please get up and leave my office because seeing your face right now is rather increasing my anger.

Opana:

(stands up from his seat) I will give you free and expensive coffins when you lose three of your relatives even if you are part of the three and also don’t forget that you have a percentage in every coffin, I sell through a car accident.

Station Master: :

One more word from you and you will feel the red tap in your mouth flowing unceasingly.

Opana:

(gets to the door) Bro, you don’t know the opportunity that you are making it slip through your fingers. Don’t let anger and the heat of frustration overshadow your thinking brain.

Station Master: :

(screams at Opana as he makes an attempt to grab him) Get out of my office before I involve the police in this matter, you selfish and greedy man. (slams the door behind as Opana runs out of the office)

Opana:

(opens the door again) Remember you took an oath to keep our conversation secret and that if you open up to any mortal born by a woman, thunder will strike both of you down. Don’t forget that Mr man.

Station Master: :

Shut my door for me you, wizard. Whoever sent you has failed woefully.

Opana:

(talking to himself as he left the Station Master: ‘s office) This guy doesn’t know what’s up koraa ooo, simple business that will fetch us money you have practically rejected this mouth-watering offer. All the same I hope he will not be so stupid to open up our little conversation to another person or else I will really be in a very big mess. Am even hungry. Mmm!! Madam please I will buy some of your Kofi broke man (roasted plantain) but how much is one even.

Madam:

Please it is one cedi each, how much are you buying?

Opana:

Eeeeiiii!! Your roasted plantain is very expensive paa ooo, if plantain is this expensive in the village then I am wondering how it will be in the city.

Madam:

Sir, please, if you are not going to buy the plantain, kindly find somewhere to stand. Are you not aware that during raining season plantain are very hard to get because of the wind that blows when raining? You are here complaining of the price of a roasted plantain? How much do you sell your coffin at your workshop?

Opana:

Hey don’t be rude to me young woman? I only made a harmless comment so don’t overstep your boundary. Get me four fingers of your roasted plantain and one cedi worth of groundnut.

Madam: :

Is that all you are buying?

Opana:

No. Add the unroasted plantain packed in the sack to it. Did I inform you that I want to throw a roasted plantain party? Please wrap the amount I ordered for me and please don’t give me those hard plantain. I want riped plantain which has been roasted.

Madam:

Eeeii!! You this coffin maker you talk trash paaa ooo. Here you are and please my money.

Opana:

Have I said I won’t pay you that you are demanding your money in a harsh tone? Better, check your mouth and attitude because women with loud mouth die early.

Madam:

I reject it in the name of God and back to sender. I will rather come to your funeral and dance over there. In fact, I will get my husband under your funeral.

Opana:

Awwww!! My sister, then you will remain single all your life because I am not dying anytime soon. Let me leave here before I pronounce a curse on you.

Madam:

Go away with your problems you bad luck man.

Opana walks away very angry and as he got to the entrance of the lorry station, he saw a big banner with the inscription “One Week Celebration” and reading through he saw that the one-week observation is ongoing. He checked the dress he was wearing and smiled to himself after reading through the banner.

Immediately, he sat on a bench under a tree and he quickly consumed the roasted plantain he bought. After eating his food he walked briskly to the venue the one week observation was taking place and as he got to the place and he saw the crowd, cars and the decoration at the place he did a cross sign on his face and told himself that he was not going to settle for less.

At the Boss Mansion:

Sheikh Nazir:

So, when is my consignment coming in?

The Boss:

Karl can you please tell this man to relax and stop behaving like a chicken that has escaped death on a Christmas day. I don’t do business like that so, he should stop nagging and complaining. It is irritating me.

Sheikh Nazir:

Don’t tell me that Mr, I invested my life savings into this deal and should anything go wrong I will run into bankruptcy.

Karl Simpson:

(in a calm tone) Sheikh Nazir listen to me. Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but, does nothing to the problem. We invested three times more than you did, so, you can imagine the loss we will face if this thing doesn’t pull through as we planned.

The Boss:

Tell him for me my brother or does he think we are going to abscond with his little money. If we wanted to dupe him, does he think I will ever host him here in my mansion? Hey, Scorpion tell the chief maid to come and serve me whisky and let her add ice cubes to it. Karl would you also take the same thing?

Karl Simpson:

No bro, I will let it pass. Am on some malaria medication for now so no alcohol.

The Boss:

Then let me get you fruit juice then.

Sheikh Nazir:

Ah won’t you ask me what I will also take?

The Boss:

Mtcheeeeew, when you get to your hotel you can order for what you want, now get out from my hall. We are done over here.

Sheikh Nazir:

Am sorry if my question didn’t go down well with you. I have been duped before so I am only taking precaution this time around.

The Boss:

Take your precaution self out of my house. Ginola, get me my mobile phone, I need to make a very important call.

Ginola:

(rushes to the study room of the boss and comes back with his phone) Boss, please am here with your phone but the other one which is on charge is not fully charged so I left it to charge.

The Boss:

No problem but where is this girl? She was supposed to be here with the whisky I ordered her to bring. Please check on her why she is delaying like that. (dials a number on his phone)

On phone:

The Boss:

Hello Julia, sorry for calling you this early, I presume you are still in bed?

Julia:

Don’t worry sir because am already awake.

The Boss:

Oh okay, I have tried several times to get in touch with your boss but he is not answering his phone. Is everything alright over there?

Julia:

Everything is fine sir, but my boss has been hospitalised for some time now and his phone is not with him over there.

The Boss:

Ah when, how, why and which hospital?

Julia:

About a week now and he is at a private hospital. The doctors said he has developed insomnia and his blood pressure has gone up so high, because of that he needs adequate rest so that he comes back to his normal self later when all this is over.

The Boss:

Hey this not good at all. You know we have a deadline to meet and it’s just some days away so why didn’t someone communicate this to me so I know what to tell this nagging client I have here. How soon is he going to be discharged? (takes a deep gulp of the whiskey in his hand)

Julia:

I don’t have an answer to this question but if it’s about the consignment I am to deliver then be rest assured everything is under control. I have gotten everything ready and now am looking forward for the airline to confirm when my ticket and flight will be ready. I have already spoken with our moles at the airport and they have given their word and green light that the coast is clear. Latest by three days’ time, your order should be in your possession so I will entreat you not to be worried.

The Boss:

Your words have calmed my nerves down this very minute, I got really worried when you informed me of your boss being in the hospital and not knowing when he will be discharged. Let me leave you for now so you put things in place at your end, do well to notify me with any new development especially when the airline gives you a confirmation and also convey my sympathy message to your boss when you visit him at the hospital. Tell him I said he should get well soon and also try not to stress himself much.

Julia:

Okay sir, I will do as you have said and your message will be delivered to him when I visit him later in the day. (call ends)

The Boss:

Karl my heart nearly sunk into my stomach when I was told your brother has been hospitalised. I was afraid we could not be able to deliver the consignment to the Sheikh but Julia said everything is under control.

Karl Simpson:

I guess that is the reason why he doesn’t answer my calls, I was wondering if he was still harbouring our grudge inside him when he wasn’t answering his calls.

The Boss:

No, that is not the problem. Let us go to the new site and check on the work there. This nightclub must be ready before Christmas. Mmmm Ginola, tell the drivers to get ready because we are stepping out and today, I feel like riding in the saloon car so tell them to get those cars ready.

Ginola:

Okay boss

Back at the Village:

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Opana enters the house where the one-week observation was ongoing and cast his eyes round. In no time he saw where the chief mourners were seated and he started to execute his plans by crying and walking to where they were seated.

Opana:

(crying and talking at the same time) Awwwww !! So as you have left us untimely, who will take care of the family and the little ones? Who are we going to run to when we are in need? Who would welcome me with a broad smile and help me financially? Ah death, you have not been fair to me at all, who will take care of the widow and the small children now that you have laid your icy hands on this youngman. Death why didn’t you come for me rather? You have taken away a young, benevolent, loving, caring, down to earth, God fearing, easy going, husband, father and a friend like no other away. Ah! Ahhhh!! Ahhhhhh!!! If we could swap with our lives like I would do so with mine, death you are wicked and no respecter of man, you don’t care about position, money, certificate, family or anything the person owns.

Abusuapanyin Nimo:

(whispers to the deceased father) Kwame and what is the man over there saying? When did your son get married and gave birth that you hid it away from me like that?

Kwame Akyeah:

Uncle am even much surprised than you. My son as you already know was a Catholic Priest or better still a Roman Father who served God our maker diligently. There was no way my son will marry and give birth to children without informing me of them. I think there is a mix up somewhere and I must rectify it before this man’s utterances causes a problem here.

Abusuapanyin Nimo:

Please, be fast on that before his colleagues join us. I wouldn’t know how to explain things to them when they ask me questions about my grandson and please make sure you don’t create a scene when you confront him. He has gotten attention on him now so be very mindful when dealing with him.

Kwame Akyeah:

Okay uncle, I will be back soon.

Opana:

Awwwww! These young children my heart is with you and I don’t know how your mother will take care of you. If I had powers erh?

Yaa Danquah:

(confronts her father as he leaves Abusuapanyin Nimo side) Daddy who is this man and what is he saying? Did my late brother ever marry and even give birth before his death? Daddy why did you hide this from us?

Kwaku Akyeah:

Yes, daddy why did you keep this disgraceful secret away from us. What the man there is saying is very embarrassing and you can’t imagine the nonsense some people are saying in the crowd. Daddy you can’t………

Kwame Akyeah:

Enough of this, you two. Ever since you people grew up and your mother died, have I ever hid anything from you people before?

Kwaku Akyeah:

Then what is the man blabbing about? I don’t know him and where he came from, but please get him out of here before I do something nasty to him. I can’t control my anger this moment and I don’t also want to do anything that will destroy my brother’s one-week observation.

Yaa Danquah:

Bro please take it easy. I equally share in your pain. I would advise you go into your room for some time as I and daddy sort things out over here. I will come in for you after we have cleared the mess that man has and is creating.

Kwame Akyeah:

Son listen to what your sister said and go inside your room, your sister will come for you soon.

Kwaku Akyeah:

It better be fast because if takes long I will step out and deal with that man myself.

Kwame Akyeah and his daughter moved to confront Opana.

Kwame Akyeah:

Excuse me sir, who are you and where are you coming from?

Opana:

I am Kofi Ansah popularly known as Opana, am a proud son of the land and I came to mourn with the bereaved family.

Kwame Akyeah:

So, if you came to mourn with the bereaved family, why are you mourning more than the bereaved? You can’t be Catholic more than Pope and why are you saying things that you can’t testify to? Where do you know my son from?

Opana:

My brother the bible says mourn with those who mourn and rejoice with those who rejoice. I don’t know the deceased personally though.

Yaa Danquah:

Whaaaaat? So, you mean you don’t know my brother personally and you are here crying and ranting as if my brother is related to you. Daddy, please, drive this lunatic away before I inform my husband about this madness.

Kwame Akyeah:

Mr man you heard my daughter. Please leave this place right this moment before my son-in-law is informed about your madness here. I don’t want people to say soldiers are wicked people when he descends on you.

Now, leave here now that your legs can carry you.

Opana:

Please ooo, before I leave kindly permit me to voice out my purpose of coming here to mourn with you and your family.

Kwame Akyeah:

Make it snappy then. I don’t want any of my children to come and meet you here or else hell will break loss over here.

Opana:

Thank you sir for the opportunity you have given me, I am a renowned coffin maker whose work looks like the foreign coffin that is imported into this country. I will reduce the coffin for you drastically when you choose to do business with me.

Kwame Akyeah:

Ah so is that why you are here crying more than me? Sorry I have ordered for a casket from South Africa so you can leave now.

Opana:

Ah so you mean all this crying and shouting I did was for nothing? I am really disappointed in you Mr man. If I knew my actions wouldn’t yield any fruit, why would I waste my precious time and strength here. I am walking myself out of here right this moment.

Kwame Akyeah:

Ah that sounds good. Take your bad luck self out my compound and I don’t ever want to see you anywhere near my house.

Opana walks himself out of the place the one-week observation was taking place feeling very angry and embarrassed. Akua Yankey called him to break the good news to him.

On Phone:

Akua Yankey:

Good day my sweet and fabulous husband, how are you doing this wonderful day?

Opana:

(trying to sound calm) I wish I could say I am doing very well.

Akua Yankey:

What is it, my husband? Please don’t tell me that you have missed my thing?

Opana:

Woman what is wrong with you? So, if I say am not well does it only mean I have missed your something? Can’t you for once be realistic? Ever since your departure things have been rough over here at the workshop. People have refused to die and the few that die too, their families have decided never ever to do business with me. I used the little money on me to rebrand my business by printing banners and posters but they also did nothing. Talking to you right now, I just left one stupid family house to transact business with them but they also threw me out of their house.

Akua Yankey:

Ah but my husband, you should rather be happy, why do you wish the death of people, people only die at God’s own appointed time so why…..?

Opana:

(cuts in rudely) My friend shut your mouth over there. Do you expect me to be excited when my business is declining by the day? What prayer do you think people who cook pray? How about lawyers, what do they pray to God for? Even police officers, do you know the request they take to God and how about drivers and their conductors? If you don’t have anything meaningful to tell me this afternoon, I will advise you cut the call before I channel part of my anger towards you.

Akua Yankey:

Am very sorry if my choice of words didn’t go down well with you. I called to inform you that the third surgery on our daughter was done today and by the special grace of God, it went well. The doctors said in some few weeks’ time she would have her memory back and in some days’ time, they will do the final operation on her spinal cord then everything will be over but…..

Opana:

(cuts his wife short) Akua hold it there, I hope the but you just mentioned wouldn’t go with an appeal for funds?

Akua Yankey:

My husband the truth is we need money over here, the doctors wrote some medicines that I need to get so they administer some to her now. I was reliably informed that this medicine will enhance her to get her memory back soon.

Opana:

Akua, Bernice is your daughter also. When our brothers from North Africa come down to the Western part of Africa, they go round with their children to beg for money. I don’t think that is common over there and because of that, you will get much money when you start that business even before others join you in that business.

Akua Yankey:

God forbid, my daughter and I won’t roam the city of America begging for money to survive. If God caters for the bird and ant then I and my daughter won’t be an exception. Mtcheeeeew (cuts the call)

Opana:

Hey she has just hanged up on me, as if I care. If the monkey decides to quarrel with you, isn’t your banana that would be free. Let me go to the next village hospital and see the doctor over there.

Opana stops a taxi and tells the driver where he should take him to, they agreed on the fare and he jumps into the car straight to the hospital.

At the next Village Hospital:

Opana:

Hello my dear pretty lady, how are you? Is doc in?

Nurse:

I am very fine Sir, doctor is in but in the consulting room. Please do you have an appointment with him today?

Opana:

Oh, I don’t have an appointment with him today but it will be very prudent for me to see him, I have a very important issue I need to discuss with him.

Nurse:

Am sorry sir but if you don’t have your name on the appointment list, I can’t permit you to see him today. As you can see, all the people seated in the corridor have booked an appointment with him today and as many as they are the doctor will attend to all of them. Unfortunately for us, this big hospital has only a doctor who doubles as a surgeon and a consulting doctor. Please come back tomorrow and I will make sure he attends to you even though he won’t be doing consultation.

Opana:

My dear I understand you perfectly, but allowing me see him will benefit all of us. (deeps his hand in his pocket and brings out some cedi notes which he folds into the nurse hand)

Nurse:

(starts smiling) Mmmm Sir please take a seat there. I will get you into his office the moment the one there steps out.

Opana:

You are now talking my beautiful pretty gorgeous lady. You are smarter than I anticipated.

Nurse: Thanks for the compliment’s sir, I will be right back (walks to the doctor’s office)

Opana:

(smiles and talks to himself) Ah see how her big buttocks is shaking, if I was in my old state like I will make sure I drain the starch in that shaking buttocks. Ah I have remembered my youthful age when I was more than a sniper and a striker, indeed the young shall grow.

Nurse:

(returns from the doctor’s office) Sir please you can now go in.

Opana:

(smiles as he walks to the doctor’s office) Good day my son and well done with the good work you are doing here.

Doctor:

Thank you sir, please what brings you here because I don’t have your medical file or medical records on my desk?

Opana:

That is very true my son. I will establish my point of coming here very quick because I saw a lot of people waiting for you to attend to them.

Doctor:

That is very good to hear, I am all ears Sir.

Opana:

My son I am here to bring a business proposal to you. I know you a very smart guy who will not hesitate to grab the offer I came with.

Doctor:

Really? What offer could that be? Please establish your point for me to see if I am interested or I will direct you to the procurement unit of the hospital.

Opana:

My son this doesn’t concern anyone apart from you. Mmmm, before I proceed this is two thousand cedis, take it as a gift from me to you. You see I am a renowned coffin maker in the next village but lately business has gone down drastically and I have tried everything humanly possible to revamp the business but to no avail. Since this is the only hospital that serves all the villages around, I want to strike a deal with you so that you start injecting some of your patients who look very sick with poisonous drugs when they are brought here. By so doing the families of the deceased will patronise my products especially now that I have painted the entire village and the neighbouring villages with my posters and banners. I will give you 15% on every coffin I sell in connection with….

Doctor:

(bangs his hands on his desk angrily) Shut your mouth Sir. Do you by chance know the nonsense that came out from your mouth? Are you aware I can hand you over to the police with the offense of conspiracy to commit murder? Don’t you have feelings for humanity? Do you know how glad and fulfilled my soul becomes when I save a life?

Opana:

My son please lower your voice, this is a peaceful business negotiation we are doing here and we don’t have to let a third party eavesdrop on our conversation.

Doctor:

Don’t address me as your son because my father will never conceive this evil ambition in his head. Who even allowed you into my office without an appointment in the first place? The nurses on duty have got a hell of explanation to give me for this unprofessional display of work today.

Opana:

My son if the percentage is too small for you, I am ready to add 5% more to it. I will keep my side of the deal and never stab you in the back.

Doctor:

One more word from you and you will sleep in a different room this evening. Where are those incompetent nurses, I find myself on duty with this afternoon?

Opana:

My son I will make it 25% and I think this is a very good deal.

Doctor:

(raising his voice) Stop addressing me as your son because I can never be a child of an evil person like you, now get out of my office before I call the securities to throw you out. (presses on a bell to get the attention of the nurse around)

Opana:

(walks to the door and opens it) My son I will make it 30%. You won’t get such offer anywhere. Reconsider your decision before it’s too late and what about the money I gave you?

Doctor:

(screams) Get out of my office you devil. If you care to know I have taken possession of the money and I will use it to pay for the medical bills of those who can’t pay for their bills here.

Nurse:

(walks into the doctor’s office) Doc is everything okay? You called for my attention and you are screaming at the man who just left your office.

Doctor:

Nurse let this be the very last time you allow someone who has no appointment with me to enter my consulting room. The next time this kind of thing happens, I will personally see to it that you lose your job and never get employed in any hospital here in Ghana. Now get out of my office with your disgrace self.

By the Roadside:

Opana:

Herh!! What a bad day for me, what wrong did I do that every move that I took today backfired that way. See how this small boy also spoke to me like I am a small boy and meanwhile he has taken the money I gave him. Today has really been a very bad day for me. The money left on me is not much that I will charter a taxi also. I will wait here and join a bus rather but what papers do I feel in my pocket that way? Oh, it’s the lotto coupons of yesterday, this lotto forecasters give you hope as if they know the number that will come out from the machine. I wasted one hundred and forty Cedis on this useless numbers and surprisingly none of my number’s column came.

Little Beggar:

Please Sir give me something to buy food, I am very hungry.

Opana:

(looks at the little beggar before he dips his hand into his pocket) Small girl take these coins and find something to buy.

Little Beggar:

Ah you gave me coins but I like paper notes instead. What can I buy with these coins you gave me?

Opana:

If you don’t leave my presence this second, you will see what I will do to you. You ungrateful brat, you and your parents have gotten it easy in this country and you do what you people like over here. Can you go and do this in Libya, Tunisia, Morocco or even Egypt? Next time come and stand before me and you will see.

Opana sees a bus coming closer with the conductor screaming out the direction they are going, he throws away the paper he had in his hand before boarding the bus.

*Did Opana take the right decision today?

*In your line of work what prayer do you say before stepping out of your house?

Something is about to happen, can you guess what that is?

TBC