is a house boy who drinks the wine of his Boss with impunity and makes up the
quantity with water to cover his
tracks. His Boss became suspicious and decided to buy pasties (a French
wine that changes color if water is added; just like Dettol).
Unaware of the trap, Ikemefuna drank from the wine & topped it up with
water as usual.
Unfortunately for him, immediately he added water, the pasties
became milky and when the Boss came back and noticed it, he knew he had
he was in trouble, Ikemefuna decided to hide in the kitchen when his boss came
The Boss told his wife what he observed.
"Ikemefuna!", he called from the sitting room.
Yes, Boss", Ikemefuna answered.
"Who drank my pasties?".
Ikemefuna, did not answer.
The Boss asked again. Still there was no answer.
Then the Boss went to the kitchen to meet Ikemefuna.
"Are u insane or what? Why is it that when I called you, you
answered "Yes Boss" but when I asked you a question you didn’t
answer me? "
Ikemefuna retorted, "Hmmm Oga, when one is in the kitchen one
does not understand anything at all, except ones name"
"Is that so?" asked the boss, "Okay, go to the bar
and stand beside Madam. While I’ll be in the kitchen, ask me a
Ikemefuna accepted. When his boss was in the kitchen, Ikemefuna shouted "Boss".
"Yes, Ikem" his Boss answered. Ikemefuna then asked,
"Who goes into the maid’s bedroom when Madam is not at home?"
The boy shouted again: "Boss, I say who dey sneak to the
maid’s room when madam no dey for house?"
The Boss runs back from the kitchen shouting, "Wonders will
never cease! Ikemefuna, it is true. When one is in the kitchen, one does
not hear anything, except one’s name."
The wife interrupted, "That’s not true. Its a lie without
argument." Ikemefuna asked if she’ll enter the magic kitchen to find
Ikemefuna asks madam, "Who be junior’s biological father? Me
or my Boss?"
( rushed out of the kitchen.) "This kitchen needs to be fumigated. I
couldn’t understand anything.
lesson to learn from this is: Do not be over bearing or pushy even when you
think you are very right. And be careful about passing judgment all the time.