This Piercing Question: When Are You Getting Married?

At a certain stage in life, it will be required of you to say your marital status to concerned parties. Not because it’s a requirement, but it is everyone’s anxiety to ‘just know’.

I fall a victim this weekend; a victim on the asking end.

I was attending my friend’s wedding in Nairobi. During the reception time, I happened to sit next to one Mercy [not her real name].

After some moments of chatting, I ‘fortunately’ made this mistake of posing THE question. 

“When ‘you sayin I do?”

She assumed she didn’t get me talking, looking straight ahead. I knew I’d stepped on a live wire. I kept quiet.

After some moments of torturing silence, for some reason, she accepted to open up to me. We had to move aside.