I was going to white-lie and say my safaricom line was crossed when I eavesdropped on two women sharing on the tricks of keeping a good man once you find him. The truth is I’ve heard this myth traded by superstitious Kenyans during many a drinking session. Apparently many women will stop at nothing to hold on to their man, the competition in these stakes is fierce. The props needed are a rolling pin and the dough to make chapatis. A good wife will never let the maid make the chapatis. The prescription is that once the dough is rolled out, these women will then climb atop the kitchen worktop and proceed to sit, yes s.i.t. on the flattened dough before cooking the chapatis. It’s what the doctor ordered (are you seriously asking which doc?), because once your man has partaken of these chapatis he’ll never go astray.
So fellas, next time you see a smartly dressed lady standing at the bank queue with shoes that have a mild sprinkling of white dusty flakes, don’t rush to assume it’s dandruff.