Some baboons start real nice. He told her once she met his parents, they could start planning their marriage. She was excited about it because they had been on and off for ten years and the loose leash he had on her heart had been questioned by her family and friends.
“You think you’re getting any younger?”
“He definitely has someone else.”
“He’s not serious, if he is, why won’t he marry you straight off.”
In ten years, it was impossible to find time to visit his aged parents in the village but one day, he told her she had to visit. He would be visiting them as well and would like to introduce her. She didn’t even have enough money to travel to his village but because this was the one opportunity they both had free time, she borrowed money for her transportation. He never refunded her, either.
The weekend they chose went well.
His mother was a sweet old woman who was blind in one eye, and his father couldn’t even see at all, but they loved her spirit. She was also impressed by the way he took care of his parents. Though both were disabled, they had every form of comfort possible, and a live-in nurse too. It sent her the message he indeed had a caring heart.
Three months after the visit, he continued to avoid the topic of their getting married. When she could take it no longer, she stomped to his house one day and demanded a response.
“What did your parents say? Now, or it is over between me and you.”
He sighed. “Better let’s get this over with, then. The truth is, my father is confused about us getting married because your father is a retired nurse.”
Her jaws dropped. “What has that got to with anything?”
“Ah.” He sniggered. “Everything. My father cannot stand the sight of male nurses. That’s why he is blind today. A male nurse neglected his duties.”
She gasped. “But my father is no longer a nurse. He hasn’t practiced nursing in almost ten years.”
He shrugged. “It doesn’t matter.”
She took a step back as though he had hit her. “What about female nurses?”
“They’re okay with female nurses.”
She took several calming breaths. “So, what about us?”
He shrugged. She walked out and he didn’t stop her. For several months, all she did was cry. Ten years of her life gone to nothing! She met the man who married her a year later. They courted for six months before they got married. She escaped a baboon!
I call this #baboon – tactical. He or she keeps you around long enough to have you hooked but not long enough to stay forever. They keep you dangling on their to-do list until they find someone they want to marry and be serious with. Really? Really.
All the best in your love.
WIN a FREE copy of any of my available titles! Here’s how…
Buy now on AMAZON
Simple as ABCD:
B. Leave a review on the website you bought from
C. Send a link to your review or just a screenshot to me – Email, Facebook, or Instagram
D. Make a demand on one of my other available novels!