A month later and i've learned a lot about this world and been confused by more. When i'm woken up from a deep sleep to be played with and spoken to in a language I can't comprehend I'm obviously cranky and express the discomfort the only way I know how, by crying. So how do they deal with this? They try to put me back to sleep! What the bloody?
As much as I feel the need to sleep, it can be a disaster! As I've already mentioned there are times I find myself half naked over a sink with an oily finger up my butt. There are other times I wake up with an entire group of strangers and I'm convinced I was swapped in my sleep!
My life isn't very complicated, I'm either tired, hungry, need to be changed or need to be burped. It's hardly rocket science and yet, my handlers, the chinese lady and chubby fella, seem to think it is! In fact, there was an instance where I was wailing owing to a full diaper and the woman announced she needed to change me. Standing up, she rolled up her sleeves and made her way to the bathroom only to walk back a few seconds later giggling….she had forgotten, to take me with her….to change me……
God Help Me!
About the author:
Born in Africa, Chandru grew up between Nigeria, India and the UK. With a Masters in International Business from the University of Westminster, he moved to New York where he worked as a Business Development Manager for three years. In 2002, he returned to Nigeria where he currently resides and runs a trading company. Chandru has been writing for Beyond Sindh (www.beyondsindh.com) since 2004 and has published numerous articles in the quarterly publication. His story entitled ‘The Love Letter' won the Mirage Book short story contest and was published in an anthology titled Inner Voices in January 2009. His short story ‘Zero’ is scheduled to be published in the anthology Indian Voices towards the end of 2010.
In December 2009, Chandru’s first novel, ‘The Journey of Om’ was published in India by Cedar Books.
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