Written by Anne Oluchi Ifediba.
I met this guy, let’s call him Mr. C a few years ago
through a friend. He was everything most girls would
want; young, rich and cute. I had only known him for
two weeks before he invited me over to his new crib
which he had just spent a small fortune furnishing
Going to his house was kind of the first date we
were going to have. He came over to my place to
pick me up and I looked forward to a pleasant
evening. We got to his house and I was impressed
with the decor. He had a good and decent place.
After sitting for a while, he said he was hungry. I
asked him what he wanted to do about it. Mr C
looked at me and told me he had chicken in his
freezer that I should go inside and prepare rice so
we ( I, himself and a few of his friends who came
over) could eat. I was shocked but pretended not to
hear him. He said it again loudly and I politely asked
him “Why should I cook for you and your friends”?
He looked at me and said, “you are a woman you
should know how to put the house in order whenever
you are around”. This was the first date. I haven’t
known this dude for more than a few weeks and
there he was already dictating what I should do or
shouldn’t do as a woman.
I declined cooking for him and after 30 minutes he
got up, drove to a nearby fast food and bought me
rice. I ate the food, told him thanks and asked him
to drop me off. The relationship never worked out
because I refused to go on more dates with him.
I have nothing against cooking. I will gladly cook a
three-course meal, clean the entire house and mop
a compound if I want to do it. I, however, will not do
any of those things for a guy who thinks it is my
Cooking is not a woman’s thing. Cooking is a skill
that can be learned by anyone. I am not supposed to
cook, be a prayer warrior and always be kind-
hearted because I am a woman.
I dumped a potential boyfriend because he asked
me to cook and I do not feel bad about it.
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