I have been suspecting something for the past few months. As the days go by, my suspicion grows stronger. I think the woman selling Ewa Aganyin in my area has jazzed me with her beans. I am beginning to suspect that all these ‘Iya Bashira-ish’ rumours are true o, so my pipuls, if you must patronise Bukas, shine your eyes well well. Or how can I explain how I always want to eat her Ewa Aganyin every single day. It doesn’t matter whether there is food at home or not, I still crave for her beans. Even when we are having parties in my house, I still send someone to buy her beans with bread, despite all the plenty food at home. The overall irony of all is that I don’t even like beans, and cannot stand where they are cooking any type of beans. The only type of beans I now eat is Ewa Aganyin and preferably the one from this particular woman in my area. You see why I am suspecting the jazz thing?
After my many bowl-carrying trips to her place, to and from work, I realised that I will be spending an overall substantial part of my salary, which is not very much, with her. Because of the efficiency of the yet-to-be-proved-but-effective jazz, I always feel that the beans they sell to me is too small. So, with my newly acquired experience and expertise in buying Ewa Aganyin, I have now been able to develop a wise way of buying N40.00 beans and a substantial Ewa Aganyin pepper that would satisfy me.
This method works all the time with any Ewa Aganyin seller, I can beat my chest to it. This manual I am selling to you has a money-back guarantee backing it, so no worries. So here it goes
Walk to the small girl selling the beans (usually, the owner of the shop is not the one selling, she usually puts a smaller girl she imported from Cotonou. This is one of the reasons why the beans is always smaller, as she doesn’t want to oversell and later receive a knock from her madam) from her Ikoko Irin.
Ask the girl to sell N30.00 beans to you. Yes, I know its N40.00 beans you want to buy, but just follow my instruction. I am the Ewa Aganyin-buying expert here so do as
I say you read. Ask her to sell N30.00 beans. In most cases, she will
sell you three table spoons of beans. If you are like me, you will be
internally fuming at the small size of beans, but externally keeping your calm
and acting tush because you got down
from your car to buy the beans. Also, you don’t want the onise owos (artisans) sitting on the wooden bench, eating, to see
you lose your cool.
Please, monitor the number of table spoons of beans she is selling, as she is going to sell only three and will be speedy about it, as you are not the only customer waiting to be attended to. When the girl is about to sell the third spoon, say this to her, “Abeg, sell am well well o.” This will make the small girl feel she did not sell the first two spoons well, so she will ensure that the last spoon gauges well, and this act will ensure that your beans is a little more than the usual three table spoons.
Once Step 3 is completed, before she puts the Ewa Aganyin special pepper on top of the beans, say this to her “Won’t you put fisi?” This manual advises that you say this in Yoruba. She is an imported Egun girl from the Badagry borders, and would most likely understand Yoruba. If you don’t speak Yoruba, say it in Pidgin. If you don’t speak Yoruba and Pidgin, well, I wonder why you are reading this manual in the first place. Go and buy your Ewa Aganyin from Mr Biggs’ Village kitchen. The sad fact is that the N200.00 Ewa Aganyin you would be buying there is going to be equivalent to the N30.00 own we are pricing here. Sorry o, but after all, you are blessed. So please, walk on or flip over to the next page to read the next article.
So as I was saying to the people that can speak Yoruba or Pidgin. Ask the lady for fisi. Most Lagos sellers comply with the ‘fisi policy’. Don’t be surprised if the small girl has started frowning by now. Don’t worry, your own is to make sure you get the maximum benefit from your money by following this manual. After putting the fisi, your N30.00 beans should be slightly more that the N40.00 value for now. She will then sell the special pepper on top.
After she has packed your food and given you back your bowl, put it in the carrier bag you brought with you. Hopefully, you didn’t just get down from your car with a bowl without a carrier bag, as you are not interested in announcing to the whole world that you just bought Ewa Aganyin. Hold your food and hesitate a bit. Ask for bread if you want one.
You have to apply skill in what you are about to do now. No one must suspect that you have thought of this before. All of a sudden, bring out the bowl of beans you initially bought in an instant, and say to the small girl, “You know what, I don’t think this N30.00 beans will be enough, make it N40.00.” Yes, if the small girl is wise, which she might most likely not be, she would glance at you, knowing you just scammed her. But she would have no choice to collect the bowl from you and add another table spoon. Whatever is in your bowl by now, though it cost N40.00, would not have been as much as this if you had told the girl to sell you N40.00 beans right from the start. You see why I said I am the expert and you must follow the instructions of this manual?
Just like one of the numerical methods in Pure Mathematics (I cannot let my GEG 402 Engineering Mathematics course go to waste), this is called an Iterative step, or what we call Iteration. Repeat Step 3, and tell her, “Abeg, sell well well o.” For the second time, she would be forced to gauge the spoon well again. By now, your N40.00 beans should be reaching like N60.00 value.
Step 7 (optional)
Just in case you are feeling lucky, you can press the Google’s ‘I-am-feeling-lucky-button’, and repeat Step 4 by telling the small girl to add fisi again. You take this particular step at your own risk. I would not take responsibility for what would happen to you if you do not take this particular step wisely. You must be able to be sensitive to the atmosphere in the environment. This step is for the extremely wise and cautious. It is really not compulsory, as your N40.00 Ewa Aganyin should be voluminous by now. So don’t do overkill because of greed.
So yes these are the steps to buying beans worth of N60.00 with just N40.00. As I said before, this manual is being sold to you with a money-back guarantee. It means, if it doesn’t work for you, I would return your money, provided you show me the beans your Ewa Aganyin vendor normally sells for N40.00 and the one she sells for N60.00. You must also show the one you actually bought for you to have known the manual did not work, so we can compare and confirm that these claims you make are real and true.