I read online that a certain Nigerian man slapped his girlfriend/fiance for frying four eggs at once. It sounded funny and laughable but let’s look at it from another angle objectively. First and foremost, the man slapping the lady, am not taking it! That’s an abuse and a disdain for her dignity. He needs to apologize to her publicly if you ask me.
Lots of medical practitioners had always told us that an egg per day is enough to provide us the needed benefits we seek. They went further to say that someone who eats an egg and someone who ate a crate of eggs will still have the same amount of nutrients from the egg (I hope this is true though). So if that is the case, was she wasteful?
To me, I would say yes, and I have my reasons for saying so.
- We know how bad our economy is. Money is hard to come by and commodities are so expensive that we always apply scale of preference and opportunity cost often. If she is the one that worked for her money, she could probably use it the way she wanted, although frying four eggs per meal will still not make sense if we are trying to be rational to a reasonable degree
- There is a popular Yoruba adage that says “If somewhere you expect sense from and it’s not coming forthwith, then it upsets”. The man in question might have wanted her for a wife and probably didn’t expect such a thing from her. Every man needs a woman who would organize and help him build his empire and not one to ruin it. If she keeps frying four eggs per meal, she would end up finishing food meant for long days for a moment. No man loves re-visiting an already settled bill.
- OK am not a medical practitioner but I just feel it could “probably” have some health risks (I just said probably Biko don’t cut my neck, lol) like too much cholesterol, obesity, etc (OK let me stop before I fuck up, lol)
PS: Before all those Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s followers wee come after me, I wasn’t insinuating that women are inferior to men o when I said “a lady for that matter”. But also, we shouldn’t forget that this is Africa!
But be that as it may, I think it’s wrong for a lady (for that matter) to fry four eggs, sit down, and catapult them into her esophagus. Me wey be said I dey go mai sai (those above that sell bread and tea) na only two eggs pere I dey buy. Hian, Isorrite.