Izivumo zoMfazi oSemi-Wonwabile

IzihlanguNdicinga ngoqhawulo mtshato yonke imihla.



Itsala umkhono wam ntsasa nganye xa umyeni wam, uWill, endibulisa ngelizwi lakhe elipholileyo, elomntu wasekuseni, kuba emva kweminyaka eli-16 yokuvuka kunye, akakayicacisi ncam into yokuba andikwazi ukuphila phambi kwe-10. AM

Ibeka izandla ezibini ebunzini lam ize icinezele ngokungenalusini xa igqabhuza eyona nto iphosakeleyo ('Ngaba uchulumancile ngetheko lakho lokothuka ngoLwesibini uzayo?'); xa exoka ukuze aphephe umlo ('Uthetha ukuthini ukuba ndishiye ucango lwendlu yethu luvuliwe? Andizange ndikwazi nokulazi waba umnyango!'); xa eqhokra ihempe yakhe kunye nebhatyi yakhe kumaqhosha angalunganga, iikhola kunye nemithungo elungelelanisiweyo njengomdlalo othe nkqo weedominoes, kunye nesiqwenga sehempe esifakwe kwimpukane yakhe. Ndiqhwanyaza ngamandla, kanye phantsi kweliso xa, ebudeni benkomfa yabazali nootitshala, ephakamisa ingalo yakhe phezulu emoyeni, ekrwela ikhwapha lakhe, aze emva koko— ngoko! -uyanuka iminwe yakhe.



Yabetheka kum okweekhilogram ezingama-4,000 zeeponti zeVolvo ngenye ingokuhlwa yasentwasahlobo kwiminyaka emine eyadlulayo, nangona ndiyikhumbula ngokungathi kwakunyaka ophelileyo. Wandibeka phambi kwendawo yokutyela, ngaphambi kokuba afumane indawo yokumisa iimoto. Njengoko ndandiwela phambi kwemoto, watsalela phambili, ngovuyo encumile ejonge egxalabeni lakhe lasekhohlo ngendlela ethile enomtsalane (uphawu olunefonti enomdla, isikafula esitsha, isidlo anokuthi asityile evekini. emva kokuba ephumelele ekholejini), kwaye walima kum. Impembelelo, ngelixa ingaqhelekanga ngokwaneleyo ukophula imizimba ye-12 iindlela, yayanele ukunditsibela ecaleni kwi-hood, imilenze iwangawangisa emoyeni njengeempondo, isiketi sijinga kwindawo ethile phezulu endlebeni zam.



Umzuzwana wonke, isiXeko saseNew York simile kwaye sajonga impahla yam yangaphantsi.

Njengoko ndandibetha ifestile yangaphambili ngenqindi ndikhwaza ndisithi—‘Siza kumisa imoto!’—ekugqibeleni wajonga phambili, waqhwanyaza, waqhwanyaza, waqhwanyaza, ezama, ewe, ezama ngokwenene ukuyifaka yonke. ngomangaliso olungephi, kufifiyela kuba iglasi yefestile ijiyile ngokumangalisayo, 'Wenza ntoni apha?'

Xa sijonga umva, ibingumbuzo ogqwesileyo, umbuzo endikhe ndazibuza wona ukusuka esibingelelweni ukuya kuthi ga ngoku, ngokuqhubekayo kwaye ngamanye amaxesha.

'Ndifuna ntoni apha?'

Ungaqondi: Andina, andikwazi ukudelela umtshato wam (hayi kuloliwe, hayi imvula, endlwini, hayi impuku). Emva kweenyanga ezili-192, mna noWill sihlala ukuba asonwabile emtshatweni, ngoko ngokuthe ngcembe kunjalo. Isimo sethu somtshato yi-Indiana, yithi, okanye i-Connecticut-ezinye iindawo ezibomvu, eziluhlaza okwesibhakabhaka. Ngaphantsi kolonwabo, ngcono kunentlekele. Ngokungathandabuzekiyo, kuluhlu lwam olubanzi lwereferensi, Sonke isibini.

Kwaye akanguye uMntu oMbi kakhulu endimenze ukuba abenguye. Endaweni yoko, njengawo onke amanye amadoda endiwaziyo, ungumntu nje Ombi ngokuPhatheleneyo, uhlobo lwendoda eya kushiya izihlangu zayo ezilingana nesikhephe esinde ngqo kuhambo lwetrafikhi yekhaya lethu ukuze ngenye imini ndikhubeke phezu kwazo, ndophule. entanyeni, aze afe, emva koko uya kuhamba agoduke emakhazeni, ebuhlungu, akhulule izihlangu zakhe ngentliziyo ebuhlungu, azishiye kumbindi wegumbi ade abulale umgcini-ndlu. Wonke umntu.

Sekunjalo, ngaphantsi kwemeko engaqhelekanga yomtshato wethu—Yonke imitshato—unempembelelo yoqhawulo-mtshato. Ingqikelelo engqombela, ukucinga ngokusondeleyo malunga nawo wonke umfazi endimaziyo onabantwana abaye baphuma kwi-diapers iminyaka emibini kunye nomyeni ongayi kuba kubo enye i-30. exoxa ngokukhululekileyo ngoxinzelelo lwasemva kokubeleka, ukuphazamiseka kokutya, kunye nokuxhomekeka kwe-Ambien (kaninzi kukwisivakalisi esinye) kunye nokucaca okucacileyo kwethowusti emdaka ngegolide. Kwinkcubeko ye-let-it-hang-out-out, oku kunikwe okuhlala kugxininisekile.

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