Ikemefuna is a house-boy who drinks his Boss’ wine with impunity then adds water to cover his tracks. His boss became suspicious and decided to buy Pasties (a French wine that changes color if you add water-just like Dettol). Unaware of this, Ikemefuna drank the wine as usual and topped it up with water.
Immediately he added water, the Pasties became milky and he knew he was in trouble. When the boss came back and saw the changed Pasties, he knew he had nailed Ikemefuna. Ikemefuna, knowing he was in trouble, decided to stay put in the kitchen when his boss came home. The Boss, having told his wife what he observed, now swung into action.
“Ikemefuna!” he called from the sitting room.
Ikemefuna answered: “Yes, Boss.”
“Who drank my pasties?”
Ikemefuna: No answer.
So the Boss went to the kitchen to meet him there: “Are you insane or what? Why when I call, you say “Yes, Boss”, but when I ask you a question you don’t answer me?”
Ikemefuna retorted, “Hmmm, Oga. When you are in the kitchen you don’t hear anything at all, except your name.”
“Is that so?” asked the Boss, “Okay, go to the bar stand beside Madam, while I go into the kitchen. And then, you ask me a question.”
Ikemefuna accepted. When his Boss was in the Kitchen he shouts, “Boss.”
“Yesss, Ikem!” Boss answers.
Ikemefuna then asks, “Who goes into the maid’s bedroom when Madam is not at home?”
Ikemefuna shouts again: “Boss, I say who dey sneak into the maid’s room when Madam no dey house?”
The Boss runs back from the kitchen shouting, “Wonders shall never cease! Ikemefuna, it is true ooo-when one is in the kitchen, one does not hear anything except one’s name.”
The wife, now very angry, interrupts, “That’s not true. It’s a lie! Without a doubt.”
Ikemefuna asks if she’ll enter the magic kitchen to test it. She agrees.
Ikemefuna asks, “Madam, who is Junior’s biological father? Me or the Boss?”
Madam rushed out of the kitchen. “This Kitchen needs to be fumigated ooo! I can’t hear anything at all.