I attended his 50th birthday 2 years ago and it wasn’t just loud, it was absolutely the talk of the town – we locked down his entire neighbourhood that day from early noon till about midnight.
And you can imagine – on a Friday o, what if it was on a weekend ?
Heard he had even mellowed down as his 40th was even louder and meaner sef – to the extent low income people were coming to plead for one assistance or the other after his 40th birthday party.
‘Medical bills clearance, feeding and school fees payments etc’.
Must have been based on his own nature for big and huge celebrations that he sized me up and once said to me:
‘Gbenga, why are all your parties parlour gigs sef ?’
Lololololololololololol . . . I had so laughed mehnnn.
As in, me wey I dey cut my clothe according to my size.
I do things, whatever they are to suit my lifestyle and pocket – I don’t trend o.
But honestly, I love parties and celebrations, especially when they are the landmark ones, the rare ocassions that come once in a lifetime.
Must have been the reason I also teased and encouraged my neighbour’s daughter on her 9th birthday:
“We must have a huge party for your 10th next year, shut the whole street down and have family and friends etc over . . . “
The young girl’s face had lit up with so much excitement and interest, that evening – there was a ‘but to it however.
According to the Mum, who was all along listening to my yarns:
‘We don’t do parties . . . ‘ she said.
This stance of hers was just like her husband’s on his return from work that day:
‘We only do sitting room parties to mark the day and that’s all . . . ‘
So, I humbly ask:
Are parties (big or small) really unnecessary – what some call, a waste of money and resources ?
Your opinion . . . Honestly, I love parties.
@ O’Shine Original