There are two advantages in being an adult.
One, you finally see the illusion of adulthood. Two, you are finally rid of that stern faced teacher who gives you punishment like; pick pin, ride okada, and the infamous frog jump.
I mean, it’s a relief to leave all that behind, right?
I wish the answer to that was yes. The new normal, courtesy of Covid-19 has now forced us to adjust to big changes; changes that some people haven’t adapted to yet, or haven’t gotten the memo yet.
And the government has to introduce diverse methods to either enforce the Covid-19 regulations, or kindly remind people from time to time.
The government of Madhya Pradesh- India is no different. There have been bans on large ceremonies and other restrictions, but 300 people still went ahead to attend a wedding ceremony in Madhya Pradeh’s Bhind district.
Somehow, the police got wind of this information and politely invited themselves. In other words, they stormed the ceremony, swooped down on the guests, and the result was pandemonium.
It was mayhem, as the guests made for the exits and entrance to escape. Most of them successfully escaped, except for an unlucky 17.
We may blame their misfortune on the wedding food; the 17 people, all men, were probably too full from the feast to run off like the others.
The police caught them and instructed them to squat, place their hands on their ears and imitate the frog’s locomotive movement.
After minutes of the heart-rewarding exercise, the police finally asked the men to go, with a warning not to violate the Covid-19 regulations again.
The relieved men tiredly but hastily took their leave, maybe they will appreciate the humour in their story someday.
Question of the day: when last did you do a frog jump?
Racheal Niza-Val is a Nigerian writer and author. She seeks to use her pen to do only three things. Entertain, Educate, and Enthrall.