The church wedding had been concluded successfully. The bride and the groom had been joined together as man and wife. There was a massive hall adjoining the church which had been decorated in the colours of the day. Musicians were already dishing out music from a corner of the hall. Guests, family and friends trooped into the hall as they awaited the arrival of the couple.
Close friends of the bride and groom hung around waiting for the couple so they could accompany them into the hall in grand style for the wedding reception. All of a sudden, a close friend of the groom pulled another friend of theirs to a corner. “Do you have a pad with you?” He asked both confused and embarrassed.
“Pad ke? What do you need one for?” She queried.
“Erm….erm…her period just started and he said I should ask you.” He stuttered.
“Who? I don’t understand.” She asked looking confused.
He looked at her wondering why she failed to understand. “The bride nau.”
“Wo-hoo!!!” She exclaimed, understanding his dilemma. “I don’t have one. I doubt anyone will carry one in her purse. We may need to go outside the church to buy.”
The two friends got someone conversant with the area to quickly get a pack of sanitary towels, thereby saving the day for the bride.
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