I learnt to knot a tie. It’s probably a silly reason to be excited, but I am.
A few nights ago, Kabiyesi struggled with knotting his tie in preparation for work the next day.
“Acha, don’t tell me I can’t knot my tie again”
I looked up from wiping my mascara smudged cheeks.
“Apparently, you have”
He rolled his eyes
“You can’t even help somebody, see how unconcerned you are”
I laughed (sarcastically)
“Yep, like you’ve helped me tie Gele 99 times”
End of discussion.
Two minutes later…
I had a swift change of heart, because Coldstone icecream pocket money and tinz. How can I bang a door I would want to walk through sometime?
I went back
“Oya come let’s watch a tutorial on Youtube”
He refused. He says most youtube tutorials talk an unneccesary 70% and do the actual thing 30%. I know this from watching hair styling and make up tutorials.
I took the pain to find a relatively straight to the point tie knotting one, set the phone, got separate ties and we started.
It was a reminder for him, but a whole new learning for me. For instance, did you know most ties come with a manufacturer’s indicator for where the tie should cross?
I was also glad to find time with him, in this busy schedules we find ourselves living, every us time counts.
A huge thank you to everyone who shares their knowledge with others, especially the ones we can easily access at the tip of our fingers.
Share a know-how you have, with someone today. It doesn’t have to be something big, you’d be surprised at the little little things that may matter. A candle loses nothing lighting another.
Be a magnet towards opportunites to learn anything, anything at all. Don’t tell yourself it is irrelevant, you never know where you would need them.
Like me? Let me see which children party compere will embarass me with knotting a tie again!
Okay, jokes apart, you gerrit?