BY FAITH OKOPI
Living and growing up in a place like Lagos is really so hard. There is no worse feeling than being squarshed up in an over loaded Danfo bus filled with all sort of people and all manner of odour to go with. Same way it is with the daily lifestyles, it is the less ideal place to find romance. Well, some people don't see it that way as they will look for every opportunity to woo a lady.
So I was on this bus, stuck in heavy traffic and my only thought was when I will have a breathe of fresh air again. Unknown to me, my over friendly neighbor had something to say to me. During the short trip, he got for himself ice cold cola while I had nothing but saliva to swallow. After he had consumed the drink and offered not even the smallest drop, he decided it was time to drop the bomb.
Mr X: Hello, what is your name?
Mr X: Nice name, can you give me your number?
Mr X: Please now. I really like you and want to know more about you.
Me: That is not necessary.
That went back and forth for a while then he surprised me with the most unlikely request ever.
Mr X: Are you on facebook?
Me: ls there any one not there
Mr X: You are very funny o. Please can you give me your facebook name?
Me thinking to myself so I am a comedian now? Then to Mr X
apparently he was getting off soon and really wouldn't give up so he said to me
Mr X: I am Mr X..... On facebook. Please add me up. Please don't forget the name o. I would really like to know you.
Truth be told he repeated the name a million times but as soon as he got off, I forgot it. Not my fault though. If only he had offered me some cola.
P.S the cola didn't upset me so much since we were told not to accept things from strangers. It was the fact that it spilled on me and he still didn't give me an offer leaving me aware of the fact that he was in a state of temporary enjoyment while I was in discomfort
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