You wouldn’t believe what happened today! First, allow me to digress…I’m still overwhelmed at the outcome of my birthday dinner party – God is just fantastic! I had a good time – lovely food, my friends in Abuja were all there but for 1, and best of all, the bill wasn’t outrageous (so Lolade, Dayo etc didn’t have to work in the restaurant to make up for an unpaid bill). The celebrations didn’t end on Friday as I had thought – I got a surprise bbq birthday party with family from BA on Sunday and the nibbles were finger licking good! By the time I was through eating, I could barely move. Got home and went straight to bed.
Ok. That’s that for a digression. Back to my ordeal. You wouldn’t guess who I bumped into at the airport today. Christian bruv AND WIFE! Yes o. Wife. Apparently she had been studying in America for over 3 years now and returned recently to get married.
Unlike Sunday when I avoided seeing him after service, I couldn’t this instance as he was right in my face. So I braced myself, smiled, exchanged quick hellos and took off (it was a rather uncomfortable situation I needed to get away from). Guess what he did next. Follow me. And then sat at the next available seat to mine chatting along like I was wrong to be feeling the situation was weird.
The flight attendant couldn’t have done a better job keeping us seats apart on the flight (cannot imagine if we were coincidentally seating next to each other or even on the same row).
Glad to be seated by myself on the plane as other passengers boarded, my phone rings and voila! he’s the one calling – suggesting we share a taxi since we were heading in the same direction. I obliged him; for better use of my 5k- there are better things to spend 5k on than a taxi fare, believe me).
So here we are in the taxi and he goes on and on about the wedding (got no problem with that. His big day. It’s only normal he’s excited about it) and then he chips in how that could have been us! E ma gba mi ke! (Yoruba exclamation) ‘Us’?? How? Is he serious? Is this some kinda nude joke?
Na me enter im car so I no fit vex (if I wasn’t riding with him, I wouldn’t be listening to such crap). Is this me being overtly dramatic yet again? I need help in understanding this. Why wpuld he still think on those lines and say such words? Jaidi, pls don’t tell me that’s normal again.
Anticipating your thoughts on this – in dire need here.
As usual, Love loads.