September 9, 2008
The Day I Beat Up My Fathers Girlfriend
The day I beat up my fathers girlfriend started like every other. I woke up at 5.30 am to get ready for work. I used the same toothpaste when I brushed my teeth. The same catwalk shampoo when I took my shower. I put on the same pair of black pants that Ive been wearing for the past three days.
Everything on the outside looked the same. I even managed to sit across my father while having breakfast and smile at him.
I probably should explain why my father had a girlfriend in the first place. I have no other reason to give except that hes a cheating bastard.
My mother knew nothing. I found out a few weeks ago, over heard him talking on the phone, and I took down her number.
There's no need to describe to you my feeling of utter dismay.
All you need to know is the day I beat up my fathers girlfriend was a perfectly normal Thursday.
I got dressed to go to work, but didn't. Instead I spent my day following my father around from place to place.
I followed him to work, to the supermarket, to pick up my younger brother from school. I followed him all the way back to the house where we had lunch and took an afternoon nap.
Just like every other day.
When it got dark out my father left the house again, and I left after him. It was humid out, just like its been for weeks . I saw my father go into some fancy building in shaab. I parked my car a few buildings away where i still had a clear view of my fathers car.
I waited and waited and waited some more...
A couple of hours later, my father left the building. I sat up alert in my seat and watched him drive past me.
I got out of my car and went in. The guard greeted me at the door. I asked him if he knew my father, and if he came here often. He was reluctant to answer until i opened my wallet and stuffed his hands with bills.
Please i begged. My family is going to fall apart. You have to tell me which apartment he was in.
23 he replied.
I got into the elevator. My anger building with each step.
*This story is true as told to me by the girl who beat up her fathers girlfriend.