It was a beautiful day to live, with all my plan for the day I knew it was going to be busy all through and I’ll need all the strength I can, to go through the day.
Sit tight and grab a coffee ☕🍟 or hot soup 🍲 cause you have a long read today. 🙂
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I woke up, had my quite time and later joined my family for devotion which was really great. Since I was the young lady around I had to prepare breakfast for everyone, I did this with joy though my worries were silently tugging my stomach. I have an interview today and my phone is completely down, today of all days PHCN thought it wise to take the light :?😐 I didn’t think of it cause I didn’t want to get destabilized before my big day so I was positive 👍 that the light would come on before I live home but no it didn’t work out so I left home.
Since today was a significant day in my life I tried to stay positive so I didn’t fret, I went to a friends place who has a cafe and powered up my phone 😆😅. So now I got one major problem solved.
I also had to register for the NYSC online since yesterday was a total waste after spending almost my whole day trying to register all to no avail. Hmmm yeah I was determined to kill two birds with one stone. I didn’t want to go back home unhappy cause I couldn’t register so I waited till I finally registered though I couldn’t finish immediately, I rushed for my interview.
And here’s where it gets intresting. …
Rushing to plaza to take a Keke down to IBB – Ibrahim Babangida Avenue the tricycle men told me I wouldn’t get one there so I should enter another going close then drop and take another. …I told them I was going to get one so they mocked and laughed at me…not up to two minutes I saw one. E huh I was happy. . So I told one of the tricycle guy who said I wasn’t going to get any. Hey see I saw one :D:D:D he looked at me and said yeah go.
*I’ve heard people who encountered fraudsters before but never have I encountered one.*
Sitting quitely there was this other guy who was there and was making a call or rather acted like he was making a call, all of a sudden he stopped and asked where St. LUKE’S Hospital was. Suprisingly we were going to the opposite direction so I told him he had to go back. So he insisted on stopping after he stopped he brought out a foreign currency and wanted to pay the Keke man but later discovered and brought out #500 Note then said he was a stranger in town. He then asked if it was still #800 that would be charged if he charted a Keke to his destination. Then I knew he’d been cheated someway so I asked him where he was coming from, he said from the park and he was charged that amount to get to Plaza.
On hearing this I took pity on him and advised him not to act as a stranger so people won’t exploit him. ** By the way the Keke man didn’t collect his money I thought that was the kindest thing to do for a stranger. ** so Mr stranger started walking off then the the scene started ___ This Keke guy started talking he drove towards Mr S. and asked him if he would be patient he could take him to his destination after he’s dropped me off, Mr S. Agreed so he hopped into the Keke and we started our journey.
As the man drove he later took a road he shouldn’t have taken since he had to drop me off so I brought it to his attention and he said ohhh sorry about that I forgot but don’t worry I’ll take you through the other route ( then I didn’t smell anyhing fishy ) next I here Mr S complaing and saying we, I and the driver were conving to cheat him/Decieve him/ Exploit him *imagine that * so to calm him I tried to explain to him what was going on and that he shouldn’t worry cause he was in good hands. * in my church mind*
Then The driver told me in my language to ask him where he was from and what was he doing here in our country ** this driver knew how to speak English quite well cause we spoke English before I entered his Keke and after ** So thinking and asking myself why this driver couldn’t ask him himself to satisfy my curiosity I asked Mr S. Mr S said he was from Burkina Faso but his mother was from Guatemala …so so so but he came to sell Goods in our country at the trade fair….*I never heard of any trade fair recently ** So the driver asked me to ask him what kind of goods he sells and what he would do if “we” brought customers for him??? I took note of the drivers personalization of (we)but still asked Mr S.
so Mr S. Responded and told us of his goods and said if we brought customers for him he would give us shoes, gold etc not like I was interested in all this but I knew things at the trade fair would be cheap so I asked him for his number or card so I could reach him and request for supplies if need be but he didn’t have any ** he said his cards finished yesterday *lie* I noticed what he was doing he had a phone but he didn’t have a number **😦😮** He began to tell us a story about a lady who cheated him and asked us if we were going to do the same.
All this while I just wanted to get to my destination in time for my appointment. So he said he had his goods somewhere and it happened to be close to my destination so he told the driver to park * *did I tell you he gave the driver a watch to encourage him to bring customers ** Far off since the police where guiding there goods *he said other people too where here from his home country for the trade fair**
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All of a sudden I sensed their deceit I put one and two together. So I told the driver not to park he should get me to my destination then he could come back and strike a deal with Mr. S. Now Mr S. Got angry he started acting weird so he said he would know if we were Christians if he we got his question correctly. He asked what God used to create the flesh * even a little child of 4 from a Christian home would know that** So with digust we both chorused the answer -clay.
Next he did the weirdest thing by putting his hand in his pocket and brought out clay * so he says but I saw nothing in his hand** he said the sand was from his home country he showed it to the driver and I ( I saw nothing though) then he picked up sand from the Keke and acted like he mixed two things together and touched the back of his hand the Keke man’s hand and brought it to touch mine so I shouted at him to stop this act and asked him if he must do all that before he trust anyone .
So here I was with a weird Keke man and a stranger who I now realize are partners 🙊 So he said I shouldn’t step my leg on the ground if not… I didn’t wait to hear the rest so I turned and told him he didn’t know whom he was dealing with. That I am the daughter of the King and he can’t mess around with me so he shouldn’t waste his time so he got angry and said things I didn’t bother waiting to listen to cause I crossed the road and walked in for my interview.
It was a day that should have gone worst than I could imagine but God’s Grace was sufficient for me and all the hitches didn’t dull my sparkle cause I came out happy fulfilled and wondered why I was ever worried to start with.
In all it was a GRACEFULL day 🙌🙌👐
Hey I know you’ve had one GRACEFUL day or one you thought wouldn’t end well but turned out better than you expectated … I’d appreciate it if you share it in the Comment box.
Grace my day with you wonderful comments 😆😆