It is operation sort out my life.
First is the shop. There were two waiters that were messing around so I fired them on the spot.
I felt bad but in order to take my business forward, I must make tough decisions.
All my remaining staff got am incentive- if they work well, they are all getting a 5% increase.
That sorted things out in the shop.
Shukr, the customers were streaming in and we didn’t have a single quiet time.
Now for my personal life.
I signed up for Jamaat in two weekends time.
I took out 5K from my trust fund and gave it to Sanzaf for their bursary fund.
I guess when things are going wrong the only thing that will make you feel better is charity.
And what is 5K. My wife spends that amount on one cloak.
Talking about my vrou… I deleted all my social media accounts.
No more Facebook, Twitter or even Instagram.
It just creates so much of fitnah.
Basically we use those platforms to boast about who we are, what we do and what we own.
I’m sick of seeing another owe put up a picture of his latest GTI.
Then another big headache was my car!
The panel beater said my SLK was written off and insurance was being a pain.
They refused to pay me out so I had to get my uncle who is a lawyer involved.
He sent them some scathing letters and the next thing, they offered me a brand new SLK. The latest!
But I decided not to get another SLK.
It is a reckless car to start a family with.
But I put the car thing on hold. We were functioning fine with just my Rover.
At some point I need to buy Ameerah a car but for now she is fine without one.
She likes the idea of being driven around like a princess.
But thankfully we are getting along.
She was not feeling well so I spent an entire day with her.
I also tried to be a little romantic.
I called my mother and she helped by ordering “chick stuff” for her.
“Listen here! Go to Erasmia and pick up candles I ordered for Ameerah. It will help you both. I ordered two fresh roses flavour and two blackcherry. Is that fine?”
“Ma, I don’t care… As long as Ameerah will like it.”
“She will love it. They smell so lovely. Don’t tell Papa, but I bought a whole box of it. You know for gifts and what what. It comes in pretty jars too. Ameerah… I’m telling you she will like it.”
And she seriously did- I was so shocked.
“You know my mother was telling me about this Yankee Candles… She said its so soothing and makes the entire house smell lovely. It even looks lovely! Thank you Moe.”
I also made the guys at the shop cook her favourite calamari and rice and bring it home.
So we lit the lovely smelling candles and ate lunch together.
It was probably one of the best days in my married life.
We spoke about nothing in particular but it was so heart warming…
I guess sometimes you need to mess up to realize you are on the wrong road.
“Moe… I am getting really bored at home… What do you suggest I do?”
We spoke about her doing short courses but I was really surprised when she said she wants to go to Madressah.
“I went to a white school… So we only did Madressah for one hour twice a wee until grade six. There is a lot I don’t know about…”
I think this change will last. We are on the right track. Or I hope.
“Moe… You know I still feel bad about Aminah… Imagine if someone did that to me… How can I apologise?”
“I really don’t know… I feel bad too. That girl really did a lot for me… One day I messed around and was high and she came and fetched me from some bad friends… I put her through a lot of crap… I feel bad.”
“Moe… Do you ever regret not marrying her?”
I was surprised how mature Ameerah was about this.
“No… But I really liked her… Even before I started chatting to you… I decided that we can’t have a future together…”
“But if you liked her and she liked you…”
“I didn’t think she really liked me. She liked the idea of me… She was naive… Are you fine talking about it?”
“We rather talk about it and get over it… It eats me up sometimes…”
“You know my friend Suhail… He really, really liked Aminah… I don’t know if he still does… And because he was such a gentleman he would never admit it. Also he didn’t want to do Haraam. So i just felt bad for the guy…”
“I thought only us chicks had drama!”
We laughed and continued eating.
It was a relief…
“Why don’t you and Suhail go see the Bafana game at FNB tonight?” Ameerah suggested.
“I don’t want to leave you alone…”
“No man… I am not feeling well so I will be sleeping anyways. Go! Leave me and my lovely Yankee candles.”
Suhail was very happy to go and while I was supporting Brazil he was fully patriotic supporting Bafana.
“Why must you be so politically correct?” I asked him
He responded by blowing the vuvuzela in my face.
I teased him none stop as Brazil kept scoring.
“5 nil! Now that is a bunch of losers!”
He pulled a face and blowed his vuvuzela once more.
We had a really cool time.
On the way back I decided to tell Suhail everything what happened with Ameerah.
I told him about Saleeha and how she kept flirting with me.
He was silent.
“It was hectic bru… My vrou found out and ay…”
Then I told him how she thought it was Aminah and how she bad mouthed her.
Again he was silent.
“She told everyone on Facebook that Aminah is loose and stuff.”
“Did you make her delete it? Did you apologize to Aminah?”
I shook my head.
“You know what Moe… You are a scum bag. A filthy scum bag.”
He was angry now.
“Dude calm down!”
“No! You ruined this girl’s life. First you kept her hanging for a year… You made empty promises. Then you go and get married. Then you stay in contact with her even though you are married. And now you ruin her chance to get married. You are worse than a dog!”
“I feel bad!”
“Bra… You don’t feel bad. You are a selfish thing and that will never change. Its all about you at any price. You make me sick.”
And just when I thought my life was getting back in shape… I lost one of my closest friends…
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