Being a kind woman, Dora invited the caretaker and cleaner at the estate where she lives for a cup of tea. It was the world cup season. The women politely asked if they could watch the game. Thinking it was a one-off, Dora agreed.
Two days later, her evening nap was interrupted by a rude firm knock at her door. The two women squeezed past her arms raised across the doorway. Watching soccer was the last thing on her mind. Without a choice, she took the television set to the living room for her â€˜guestsâ€™.
When her regular uninvited guests, called her office reminding her to come early so that they wouldnâ€™t miss any match, Dora decided it was time to end it.
â€œYou can no longer watch football from my house.â€
There was silence at the other end of the phone, but they stopped bothering her.
Being new in the neighbourhood, Rita was grateful to Mama Vicko for her hospitality. â€œShe showed me where to buy charcoal and dump rubbish.â€
Then Mama Vicko started coming to Ritaâ€™s house unannounced and stayed for hours. Initially Rita felt guilty asking her to leave so she endured her presence.
Mama Vicko took it a notch higher and started bringing her children along and made frequent visits asking for salt and tea leaves.
Rita was reduced to hiding in her house. â€œI mastered her footsteps and would not open the door when she came by,â€ she says. Mama Vicko did not give up easily and called out several times before she left.
On one of Mama Vickoâ€™s visits, Rita rudely asked whether she did not have other things to do. Mama Vicko said she didnâ€™t. Rita pretended to be going somewhere quickly. When it didnâ€™t work, Rita opted for a serious talk to save her from her misery.
â€œI need some space, it is not thatâ€¦.,â€ she tried to explain to her illiterate friend. It worked, she stopped coming but told whoever cared to listen that her friend had abandoned her.
Some rowdy teenagers had a field day in a certain bachelorâ€™s house. He let them play video games using his television most of the day. They usually made impromptu visits. Then he married a no nonsense woman.
She in no uncertain terms told the teenagers, they were no longer welcome. They hated her but hubby managed to keep the teenagers away.
That nagging neighbour!