I was going for a party and didn’t have a clean pair of jeans. After searching the hole house, I found this pair that fit perfectly. On my way out, my elder sis stopped me and told me I culdn’t wear them. I asked d most basic of questions – “why?”. Then of course she gave me a laughter-interrupted speech abt d gender of clothes. D conclusion – she’ll rather hawk condoms naked than allow me out with her pair of jeans. What I should have asked then was – “who made the rules?”
You can wear whatever you want – “who made the rules?”
You can’t eat with the serving spoon – “who made the rules?”
color combinations(laughable) – “who made the rules?”
all I’m saying is we shuldn’t let conventions limit us. I like melted ice-cream but I cant stand Pringles, use detergent to bath, brush my teeth wit iron sponge because it makes me feel cleaner (beat-me)
*walks in briskly wearing baggy jeans with half-moon glasses and sits on d floor*
Thank you Donald.
So! The million dollar question; “Who made the rules?”.
Well, man’s pursuit of civilisation has led us to believe in what I call “The Boundaries of sanity”. These abstract boundaries have limited us to a certain pattern of behaviour known as “normal”(one of d most boring words I know of). Why do you think its normal to wear A suit to an English wedding? Why do you think its normal to put ur T.V in ur parlour? Oh! I know, its because everyone is doing it right? *sigh*
We live in a world were everybody follows the crowd, even if it’s a Blind man leading it.
I wear baggy jeans they say I’m old school, who made the rules?
I haven’t eaten sharwama or pizza before and they label me a dead guy, who made the rules?
A white Bold or Torch bb should be more expensive than the black one, why? Who made the rules? (Coded racism)
If I told my parents I have a plan and that I can become the richest man in the world if I drop out of school they’d take me to a pastor for Deliverance immediately, why? Cos a “normal” child won’t drop out of school…
So friends we shouldn’t let what one views as “normal” or “in vogue” make us not do things we want to or do things we don’t want to. I think I’ve made my point, thank you for your time n S/O to Temisan for putting on this blog *strolls out licking #10 ice cream n munching Speedo biscuit*
*singing in Lucky Dube’s voice* thats the way it is I’ve got a bad voice, I know 😐 …..as long as man exists, there shall be the ‘Weak-Minded Man’ who will abide by and keep quiet about THE RULES, and there shall be the ‘Strong-Minded Man’ who is bold, radical and is either oblivious to or damns THE RULES, he does things his way, succeeds and the ‘Weak-Minded Man’ a.k.a VOLTRON shall worship him, thereby creating THE RULES, *sigh* this topic is broad sha…I can’t……….
Temisan: Tony, what were u doing before now?
Tony: I was watching a Unilag girl hump one of the bare palm trees flanking the ‘DAN FODIO BOULEVARD’ 🙂
Tony: *enters cab 56 and exits*
Written by:Donald and Emmanuel
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