Soooo my friends and I have this group chat and we tend to share relevant and not-so-relevant stuff from time to time. Ok, let me be honest. I tend to share the not-so-relevant stuff from time to time. Like this video I came across on instagram:
Yes, he said it! “There is no Anus that you put your finger in that you will not see shit in.”
I found this video soooo hilarious! But honestly, I don’t really understand how an elderly individual thinks it’s ok to use such an analogy in a professional setting. BUT, I think this example highlights one of our “special” traits as Nigerians: diarrhea of the mouth! Yes, I said it.
I hate to generalize, but most Nigerians just don’t know how to hold their damn tongues…especially aunties and uncles who go around making statements like:
“You need to eat more, you are looking like broomstick”
“Ahhh you have turned to blon-blon (ballon)”
“This your hair, when will you relax it and start looking like a human being again?”
“There is no anus…” lol
And my all time fav:
“It’s like you’re eating all the burger in America”… I don’t even like burgers!!
I genuinely feel like folks don’t mean to be offensive when they make such statements, however, this is our culture! People just say whatever comes to mind without necessarily thinking through how their statements may be perceived or the IMPACT of their statements. And I feel like I only realized this because I currently live in a country where folks tend to be super-careful with words…almost to a fault.
I personally do not feel like one culture is right in being cautious while the other is wrong in being too honest. However, I feel like there should be an appropriate balance of honesty and sensitivity when one speaks. After all, if you go looking for shit, you’ll find shit. Similarly, if your statements are hurtful and offensive, the responses you receive will most likely be hurtful and offensive as well. As the saying goes, there is no anus that you put your finger in…LOL!
So let me know what you guys think… does the Nigerian culture promote mouth diarrhea or are Nigerians just mean people for the most part?