Friday, August 17, 2012

Diary of a Young Naija Guy (Part 2)

and the Story continues :).

Look at you! I heard someone say. I raised my head and it was the ATM lady - Nancy.

Wow, look at you too! I was surprised to see her but I was happy I didnt have to wait till Monday to see her again.

Happy Friday! She screamed because of the noise, Wanna dance?

I didnt even have the chance to answer, she had already pulled me to dance floor. I really suck at dancing but she helped me; she was a great dancer! I had fun! At some point we decided to go to a private area and we talked about a lot of things; ranging from work, business to personal life. I tried to hide my ring as much as possible, I certainly didnt want this to end now.

You are a really wonderful lady. You are so interesting, any guy would want to be with you all day I said.

I wasnt always like this but I have learnt the hard way that life is just too short to be sad. she replied.

Then her phone rang

Hey baby! Yeah Im at the private lounge, Id like you to meet someone, alright boo she talked excitedly as usual.

I was in shock until this tall Handsome Man walks up to her and kisses her.

You are late. Meet Dayo; I met him this morning, he is helping with my ATM that I told you got swallowed and Dayo this is my B to the O-O, she laughed Meet my husband Kolade, we only come here to dance every fortnight Friday; away from work, stress and kids.

Wow, a pleasure I managed to shake him.

Then she stood now excitedly holding her husbands arms.

Why dont we invite Dayo for Mimis 16th birthday tomorrow? Her husband said.

They have kids too? How long have they been married and they look like a couple just dating!

Silly me, please come for my second daughters 16th tomorrow. It would be an honor She brought out an I.V from her purse. I began to feel so ashamed of myself, this was another guy like me, getting it right with one woman.

I collected the I.V and promised to be there.

See you tomorrow! Have you had something to eat Kolade? she talked and dragged her husband along.

They left and I kept staring at the thin air like I had seen a ghost. They come just to dance together every fortnight Fridays? Why didnt I think of that! Temi loves to dance, she also likes long walks, she loves to talk, she loves jazz music; there is this vivid picture I have of me putting her hand on my chest when we danced at a jazz club on our first year anniversary. I found myself typing all the things I knew Temi loved to do on my Ipad and I realized I had denied her of all. I had made her the old woman she acts like.

What the hell was I doing here! I didnt even tell my friends goodbye, I walked out of the club into my car. Temis call came through and I picked at the first ring.

Temi? My heart raced.

I know you are not coming home…”

I am, stay up so we can gist. Been a while I decided to do everything on that list and to even add many more for the rest of my lifetime with her.

Are you alright? She was shocked, I suppose.

And Id like us to go for a birthday party tomorrow. I want you to meet this amazing couple

You sound different Dayo

Maybe Im different

Dont say it! dont say it! when you come we will gist very well she laughed.

She laughed!!! In just that laughter that I hadnt heard in a while, she sounded like the lady I married six years ago

The End :).

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Diary of a Young Naija Guy

A friend forwarded this "story" to me and I just think it makes so much sense, the suspense also makes it more intriguing.

So, it is time to "share" with my dear readers, enjoy :) : 

My name is Dayo. I am a typical Nigerian guy and I cherish my Fridays a lot; I get to hang out with the sickest guys every Friday night and secondly, it is another escape from my nagging and boring wife. I get confused sometimes on whether she is my mother or my wife. Don’t get it twisted; I love her to pieces. It just gets complicated; sometimes I even wish we never got married, marriage has turned her into something that doesn’t amuse me. I wish she was still the adventurous, charming, high spirited lady I dated for five years.

A lot of people say its unethical for married guys to be found in a club, but I wish everyone won’t be too quick to judge and understand that people look for fun to run away from their problems; they just want to breathe, like me.

I forgot to say that I work in new generation Bank in Lekki, I love my job and my job loves me, maybe it's because I am a senior banking officer :).

Well, this particular morning, a Lady breezed into my Office. My heart raced faster because I had not sighted anything this beautiful in a long while. She wasn’t the typical slender Barbie, in fact, she was a bit chubby but her smile and cuteness took my breath away and I just "tripped" instantly.

“Hi Good morning! Your ATM has swallowed my card!” She laughed, unlike a typical customer that would ram you.

I just tried to form Boss laughter…

“Good morning, You know what? I’d personally make sure they get it out for you, but not today. Can you wait till Monday?” I smiled.

“Banks shaaa! OK, can I just drop my number so you could call me up or just text when its ready so I don’t come twice? Please? My name is Nancy” She blinked her eyes in a funny way.

“Sure” I smiled.

We exchanged numbers. What a lucky Friday!

So it was 11:00pm and I headed to the club and as usual my friends were chilling for me. My wife had called a couple of times, I just ignored it, She knows I’m never home Friday nights...

Watch out for Part 2

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Marley's Definition of Love

Bob Marley

“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.”
Bob Marley

Now that is the kind of love we all wish for :). 


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