Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mister Musa’s Children: Mijangchi


He was the second son of Wei Musa and Krin Musa when they were working in Foumban; in the western province of Cameroon. When he was going to the US, his father gave him this warning, "It is not everyone who checks on you who has good intentions; some are anxiously wishing for bad news." Therefore, do not tell all your secrets to anyone. When his driver’s license expired again, he went to renew it, but they refused because they said he was not seeing well. He was asked to see an ophthalmologist with proper documentation that he has been treated. He sped to see one who charged him about $1,500 because he did not have insurance. He went to Dollar General, tried about 30 of the 200 pairs of glasses that were on the shelves to see which one corrected his sight. Gracefully, he found one and took it to the Driver License office. The officer asked him if he had seen a doctor that fast. He nodded. This time they did not ask him to show documents, but they immediately put him on the machine to read the alphabet. He did and his license was renewed.
He then left and went to renew his tag, but his car was not passing emission. So he visited a man of God to take some luck. Thence, he took his expired emission certificate to the DMV, and surprisingly the receptionist gave it a "passed," and his tag was renewed.
However, luck at times does not follow people every day when what they are getting away with has an element of crime. He neither had health insurance nor whatsoever insurance, though he had the means to do so. He bought every new shirt and competed for the beautiful women. After eating too much stock fish and goat meat from a make shift beer-parlor, he had serious toothache. He went to the dentist who informed him about the cost of extracting the decayed tooth because it had a deep cavity. The cost gave him more headache and palpitations. He asked the dentist to show him his tools, so he could make sure they were real tools. The apparati looked just like a pair of pliers, a chisel and a hammer. He and his friends absconded from the dentistry that he did not have money, though he had more than $10.000 sitting in his account.
He begged one of his friends if he could extract the tooth for him. The colluder chiseled and hammered it. As the tooth was coming out, it took its brother and the chisel even missed the molar and took out an incisor. Then he screamed and his friend shrieked with a question: “did I cut off your tongue?”  "No, but I don’t know how many teeth you finally took out.” He yelled back. He was bleeding so profusely that they had to call an ambulance to take him to the same hospital he deserted. He was treated and two of his teeth replaced, costing almost five times the previous outlay he was avoiding.
Oh Mijangchi, why do you make much money, yet  you have no life and health insurances? Why do you always want to beat the law, even when you have the means to cover yourself? Why do you go for contractual or Doki marriage when you could genuinely get married? You were lucky this time, but next time you may leave your head behind.
Until then, some laws we beat today would catch us tomorrow.

Hamilton Ayuk
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