What else can i do to get a job in this
God forsaken country, after my Nd i
wanted to use my one year IT to get a
good Job so that at least i wont depend
too much on my parents when i go for
my HND, but can you imagine that after
walking the whole of Sango’Ota the only
job i saw is sales boy in a restaurant
chai na wa, and to add insult to injury
the worm in my stomach have started
organising conference inside my
“buy cold pure water, buy cold pure
na God go bless that girl, i said in my
mind as i got close to under bridge
Sango-Ota, Ogun State of Nigeria, “pure
water abeg come” i called her.
Me: i hope your water cold well well?
Seller: yes e cold like ice block.
Me: i hope so oh, give me one abeg.
She gave me one and i put my hand
inside my pocket and gave her five naira
and sip the water like someone in a
desert for one week without water, waoh
Seller: oga my money never complete oh.
Me: what, how much you they sell am?
Seller: na ten ten naira na.
Omo i don enter trouble because na that
money be the only kobo wey they my
Me: what! pure water wey i dey buy five
Seller: oga give me my money joor, you
new for this area.
Me: see as i they yan you so i just come
from edo and i nor know say ten ten
naira abeg i nor get any money with me
again except you wan carrying me take
pay biko abeg pity me.
The girl look me from up to down, i
guess she will be thinking how handsome
boy wey dress fine like this go they beg
for five naira only.
Seller: i nor go gree oh, you go give me
my money today oh, or else this area go
As she said that she drop the pure
water rubber on the ground and grab
Seller: oga give me my money.
Me: madam why you disgrace me like
this na, because of only five naira?
Seller: only five naira oya pay am na.
People don they gather, them want watch
drama, trust nigeria people na.
Seller: give me my money or give me my
Passerby1: give her her money na.
Passerby2: how fine boy like you nor get
money for pure water
passerby3: hold am well, him must vomit
that money today.
Chai na so she hold my trouser and put
one hand for waist like person wey
ready to full, instead of people to help
me they surround us like say na
stadium we they, and me i hate insult
pass any other thing.
I dont know what to do and i dont have
any money with me,.
Me: okay follow me go first bank wey
dey front make i withdraw money give
Seller: oya make we they go.
Passerby: guy you be idiot you get
money for bank before na im you they
disgrace yourself abi?
They start leaving one by one but the
girl still hold my trouser.
Me: leave me trouser which one be your
own? I tell you i wan run.
Passerby: no leave am oh, him go run.
Passerby2: no worry if him run we go
catch, where im fit go.
She leave me trouser and she help
herself, as we they go na so people they
look me shake head, chai i don suffer,
we get to the bank, luckily people no too
they there so i ran (i dont have money
in my account)
seller: thief oh, thief oh.
She cant run fast because of the pure
water on her head, but trust nigeria
peope na see the kind wave of people
wey run pursue me eeeh, i never even
waka go far wey them block me and
scatter my head with plank, stick and
bottles, them nor even know wetin
happen, i just cucuma faint me wey nor
get strenght before.
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