Yesterday I was at the gym as usual, trying to briskly walk/jog on the treadmill with Beyonce's "freakum dress" playing in my ears. It wasn't until the tenth minute of my routine that I noticed I had an audience of one. The lady had been watching me move as she nodded her head in what seemed to be.... approval? Wow! I thought the gym was for exercising and not staring. Anyways, I ignored her and continued my workout till I was done.
Now get this, as I was taking a breather this lady walks towards me and asks, "Are you trying to lose weight?" Duhhhh! Now, anyone who really knows me would know that my weight is usually a sensitive issue to discuss. However, I looked at her and answered in the affirmative. That was when she decided to lecture me on garlic and weight loss.
Lady: E se se wo wri garlic no anopa ne anadwo. Na eba ma wo a ni saaa..... Srade ni nyinaa be pue
Me: (Surprised) Saa?
Lady: Shwee! Wo be ko toiret papa!
Now, for those who didn't get my poor twi, here's the translation.
Lady: You need to chew garlic in the mornings and evening. It will make you pass a lot of stool and all the fat will be excreted.
Lady: Shwee... you will go to toiret (toilet) papa!
Only God knows how I was able to prevent myself from laughing. The interesting thing was that the lady who tried to prescribe the garlic remedy to me was overweight and, she was not a member of the gym (I asked). Perhaps she hasn't been visiting the loo as often as she should. After all, e be ma wo a ni saa!
* Forgive me if you find my language unpolished.