MAN IN THE HOOD: It’s good to be friends with the watchman - 7 months ago, 11 July 08:18
Do you interact with watchmen?
If not, there might be two possible reasons why. Either you are a natural snob or you justifiably have the fear of giving.
Watchmen are experts at borrowing. It is said that when you greet a watchman two times in a row, you automatically owe him money. The third time you greet him, he will tell you “Mkubwa, si uniwachie kakitu...hata lunch tu. (Please leave for me some money, even just enough for lunch)”
Once you help him, it won’t end there. The watchman will now see you as his cash cow. Most of your chit-chats with him will end with a request for kakitu (something, most likely money).
He’ll always patch you in on a barrage of problems, from rent issues to kids lacking fees to food. His main goal will be to trigger some pity from you.
A guy who used to be a watchman ...
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