I've not really written much about Kwaku Doe in a while, why? Cos of something I realised about him. He sure is UNGRATEFUL! A couple of weeks ago, I get to his spot and he moves to beg from the cars in the inner lane (I was on the outer lane). He gets to the car right next to me (I'm so watching) and begs. The lady reaches into her purse and hands him a GH¢1 note.
Guess what Kwaku Doe does after receiving the generous contribution? He goes on his knees in the middle of the road and thanks the lady. Now, I'm just sitting there staring at him and wondering why he never went on his knees whenever I gave him my coins? All those coins given on different days put together will amount to more than what the lady gave him.
I happened to pass by his spot with my brother one weekend and my brother asks if that's the Kwaku Doe I'm always writing about. I answer in the affirmative and my brother asks if I don't remember him. A couple of years ago, my brother and I were on that same road but this time somewhere near the TUC traffic light when Kwaku Doe walked up to my brother's car to beg for money. My brother handed him a ¢500 coin now Gp5 coin. Kwaku actually handed it back saying it couldn't even buy kenkey and fish as if he'd never heard the saying "little drops of water".
Goodness! Now I remember him and now I'm not so sure I want to still give him any money (haven't given him anything since the lady with the GH¢1 note) or write about him any more.