With their spouses out of their earshot many Kenyans confessed to Maina Kageni that they are not married to their ideal spouse.
They spoke openly and comfortably that they settle for whoever is out there because there is no such things as a woman or man of your dreams.
Maina had to listen to lots of people fret and complain about general, run-of-the-mill marital woes, and he thought to himself that he is lucky not to be married.
He said ‘I can’t believe what I’m hearing’.
Co host Mwalimu said it is human nature to want a perfect marriage but the reality is that ‘there is no Mrs right’.
The same view was held by countless callers who said the perfect husband or wife is a myth, and we all need to snap out of our dream.
One man said ‘I don’t believe there is a perfect person in this world, we give ourselves one reason to live with that lady, we have a thousand reasons why we can’t live with her, you make her to be your dreams.
A woman described the madness of the fantasy of a perfect man saying ‘You will never met him. You take what you have that mad man and live together. My husband is not the man of my dreams, but we try to live with each other, so hakuna msee perfect, you can wait for the rest of your life.’
Another male caller described his frustration with the thought of a perfect spouse noting that, ‘ Ati you are waiting for a perfect mate? You will wait forever. It’s only found in a dictionary, you just grab one and take each other slowly and that is how life goes, I am married to a woman who is not of my dreams. Because of the pressure from family to marry you just grab one and maintain it, ni kubaya, hakuna mrs perfect.‘