On haunches

Sometimes – well, most times

 

we tend to be overly paranoid and concerned with what others think of us

 

to such an extent, we end up losing our sanity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We live in a world swarmed with an unusually large number of paranoid hypochondriacs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Its like we want to look good more than we want to be good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(sigh)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What more is there to do other than feel pity for ourselves?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But worse still are those instances when we

 

behave like the baboon from one particular Swahili proverb.

 

This baboon was always amused by

 

and critical of

 

the in-your-face and dont-you-dare-ignore-me buttocks 

 

of other baboons;

 

obviously 

 

obliviously blind to its own much more comical

 

gluteus maximus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you know of the proverb I’m talking about?

 

How does it go again?…

 

Is it “Nyani hana mkundu?” 

 

No, thats not it…

 

Or is it “Nyani haoni mikundu?”…

 

Oops… I got it wrong again…

 

Uhmm… yeah!

 

Now I remember…

 

 

 

“Nyani haoni kundule!” *

 

______________________

 

 * – A baboon cannot see it’s buttocks.Image

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