Does it ever occur to you that we are all a bunch of frauds or the side effects of a flawed education system? Like honestly, how many of us can confidently defend whatever appears on any of our academic papers? Is it all you? Your sweat, your effort? That nicely-designed transcript you go vending to potential job employees, is it deservedly yours and a true justification of what your brain is capable of? These are some questions people shy away from. When we close the book chapter, it is entirely closed. No one wants to look into how people got to where they are. We look at many of our colleagues and marvel at how they have achieved so much yet so early. They look dashing in their business suits as they chase another deal here and there. Quite frankly, they are making moves; very huge ones at that and we love them for it.
It is not easy to brush away the thought of their journey. You know back in school when kasaasi (leaked exams) dropped like it was hot? It was a staple food for the lazy ones, the smart ones, and the dull. Basically everyone. It did not matter whatever grudges you held at the time, for as long as that thing dropped, you became family. You would become as tight as buttocks or Siamese twins joined at the hip.
The one who got it first would urge his friends to ‘come closer’ and the top secret operation would start to gain ground with more people joining in. It was a critical time that called for the highest levels of concentration or you risked blowing up everything. Panicking would botch everything. On D-day, you would attack the exam hall drunk on confidence. You would enter with your guys and grab a corner and then it would be business at the office; saved from the axe and a defining moment in some people’s lives. Damn! We are a bunch of cheats somehow.
Enter VPN. I wouldn’t care what it stands for but all I know is that it was a good way for many Ugandans to highlight just how laughable our government can be. Everyone downloaded the app and cheated their way out of the social media switch-off operation by the government. Can you ever stop a desperate Ugandan from getting what they want? I totally doubt it. These Ugandans just know how to make anyone seem like a bunch of fools. Kids, worry if your old man recently downloaded that VPN thing on his smartphone, because your pocket money might just be ending up in the hands of some bu blood-sucking campusers.