This morning my feisty LOL from the other day called me into her room as I was passing in the hallway. As I made a quick detour into her room, she began thanking me profusely for helping her walk again. I told her 'No problem, tsohwa (old lady)!' But she took my hand and just kept on.
So in my best Hausa I said: 'Tsohwa, I work for Jesus. Really, no problem.' She stared me.
I repeated myself, this time a little bit louder, as she is, after all, a Little Old Lady. She blinked at me.
Third time's a charm! I thought to myself, and said it again.
She patted my hand and said to me: 'Sorry. I don't hear any Hausa!'
So much for trying!