2 weeks later
I am woken up by my cellphone ringing I thought its best I ignored it but the person on the other line seems to be persistent. It’s too early to be entertaining calls. I slept late last night developing a software for the Germans. I was not even planning to go to work early.
Me: “Hello” answer in a sleepy voice without even checking the caller ID.
Caller: “Mhlehlo vuka ndoda”
I haven’t heard anyone call me by my clan name in a longtime if the call was from anyone else I would be happy but right now I am pissed. Pissed at Sy because he is the only one who could have given this dog my numbers. I open my eyes and sit up.
Caller: “yindlela okhuluma ngayo nabangani bakho le Mhlehlo?
Me: “uthe abangani Sbu? ungazo ngi jwayela. Ngiyenzele I favor and lose my number”
Sbu: laughing “Ungazo ziyenza I panty wena let bygones be bygones. You got compensated with a lot of money for that mistake we made so we need to move on”
Me: “A mistake? You call robbing me 4 years of my life a mistake?”
Sbu: “Manzini I would have apologized a long time ago but you did not want to see me while you were inside. It’s been more than 4 years ndoda ngiyabawa ungi qolele”
Me: “Sbu ufunani kahle kahle ngilele ngi khathele”
Sbu: “Manzini I am working on something big and I need your help”
I expect to feel better after the intense workout I just had but that not the case I am still pissed. I need to call Sy he needs to explain himself and he better have a good reason for giving that dog my numbers.
Sy: “Manzini” he says answering the phone
Me: “Wenzeni Sy?”
Sy: “Look uSbusiso told me that he called you and you were not happy ngiya qolisa”
Me: “What did you think would happen huh? I was going to be thrilled and throw him a party and help with whatever favor he need. Is that what you thought would happen”
Sy: “Manzini I am sorry but we really need your help”
Madoda did he say “we”
Me: “what do you mean ‘we need help” who is we?
Sy: “Manzini please listen to what Sbu have to say ngiyaku qela”
Me: “I told you I don’t want anything engihlanganisa nemikhuba yenu emibi”
Sy: “just hear what he has to say and will take it from there please”
Me: “Sy thank you for everything you have done for me but this is something I can’t help you with. Next time you call me better not be related to anything ka Sbu yezwa have a nice day” I say before hanging up Mxm Sy can be a dumb lawyer when he wants to.
I don’t want to go to work I will just work from home today. I call Kwena to let him know that I won’t be coming in. Good thing we have no meetings today. I take a shower and get dressed in simple clothes and I head to the kitchen to blend a smoothie for breakfast.