Trickles

Posted: May 12, 2013 in Deep, Memoirs
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What’s your pattern?

Recently, I’ve been reading ‘The Accidental Public Servant’, Mallam El-Rufai’s new call for attention. What struck me was a conversation he had with Baba Iyabo. Mallam told Obasanjo that he should not go for the Third Term because in his life, everything he struggled for never came to him. The only things that came to him are the things he did not put much effort into.  And in his opinion, that was a pattern that had constantly played out in Obasanjo’s life.

OBJ ignored him and went on with the 3rd term thing, and we all know the end.

Everyone’s life has a pattern, I’ve been thinking of mine and came up with something. Anything I really put effort into is not the decider. Most things that mean a lot to me are the stuffs that were largely ‘play’. Lemme give you an example. No, 2 examples.

In secondary school, the first exam we had was NECO GCE, that was like S.S.S 3 First Term. We liked it cos it took place outside the school and we had to wear mufti. So we were always having a dressing competition and when we got to town, we would sneak to Mr. Biggs and buy stuffs for our girlfriends.  Understand? It was just cruise-all about baffs, town and stuff. That’s the result I’ve been using till now. The WAEC and all that I really read for, I’ve not even collected it from the school.

My finest ex till date; the one I did not deserve, the one whose picture I keep years after the break up, the one whose name I drop in conversations. Lol, you get the gist sha? Finest babe I’ve ever gone out with. I did not do much too. I just said ‘You look like Ini Edo’ and another time, I said ‘I like your natural smell, you should not bath too often’. That’s as much toasting that happened. There was no heavy artillery and stuff.

Disclaimer: The blogger does not in any way endorse the use of cheesy lines.

Eez nuffin

Eez nuffin

And there are other things I really hustled for, but now, they are not that important or I hustled to leave them. So I just saw that Woh! when things are too hard, it’s not what matters. The way my life is, I just always feel God makes what is mine come to me, and that’s a pattern.

 

I’m not an Ordinary Tenant.

Lagos is not easy o.

Rainy season came and everyone was tweeting ‘Weather for 2’, while I was scooping water out of my room. It was like magic. First rain of the year, as the rain started, I thought I was outside.

I say one day it was raining and I went to stand outside in the rain. I don’t know how it happened but the one in the room was more than the one raining outside

What of the day I had visitor? She woke me up in the middle of the night and said, ‘Osis, what’s this?’

I said ‘Err…whenever it rains, it trickles’

She said ‘Trickles ko, schmikles ni’. That’s how guest left in the night o!

I asked my friend for advice/help. He said ‘Osisiye, obu onye n’eeme nkpotu a? You cannot be more than what you are. Come back to Bariga’.

So today, I just closed eye and called Fire Man. He charged me for cement, sand, slate, 2 rolls of roofing sheet and owo epo (money for fuel). I don’t know what concerns fuel and roof repairs.

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Most Valuable Tenant

Hopefully, this works and I am not washed away one of these nights.

Imagine a Linda Ikeji Headline: ‘Blogger and pet dog drown in own room, landlady distraught, condemns builders and vows justice’

Lol. Out folks!

Comments
  1. urjuniorInCrissa says:

    So, so true. I Remember chasing some babes like that, for years, no luck. The babes I was just casual with were the ones giving me the light of day. Sometimes, you have to ease up to get ahead. PS, you should relocate to a sweet bachelor pad in ikoyi / VI

  2. cr8tivphenom says:

    You’re just hilarious! ‘Quasi-stalking’, ‘I study whatever I’m passionate about’. Abeg show me the babes wey fall for this kind lines dripping with cheese. I smell a rat.

    And guy, the materials wey u be na to rebuild the house? Sand? Slate? Cement? Roofing material? Your landlady should fix it jare! Otherwise u’ll have more visitors leaving in the middle of the night o.and that’s before they even get friendly.

  3. Monisola says:

    Tafa!!! Lmao!….that’s exactly how Linda would write it…I’m sure your fix would help and the ‘owo epo’ he prolly came on his bike….I think that pattern is the same for everyone….when we do things carelessly,like ‘I’m just doing it for fun’ they tend to yield better results. That doesn’t rule out the place of determination tho….I can’t get over ‘trickles ko,Schmikles ni’….lmao!! Pele.
    Osisiye you should write EVERYDAY. No,I’m sure you write everyday…You should post something for us EVERYDAY. My comment is almost as long as the post….x_x….#okbye

  4. @Hybern8 (Marcel) says:

    Lol, I like the humor you put into your write-ups. However, its the way it is. We struggle to keep things the way we want them and end up getting other very needful things easier. Should never stop us from hustling though but that’s the way it is. Remember a passage from a gospel that said something about a man planting a seed but not know how the seed germinates and grows but it the end, there is a harvest and he is happy. That’s how life goes. Be calm and easy.

    Cheers.

    Marcel.

  5. Adelaide says:

    This guy funny though

  6. Daniel says:

    Can’t stop laughing…..hilarious stuff…very interesting! 🙂 *thumbs up bro*

  7. naijabrit88 says:

    This was funny and I enojyed reading your post especially your cheesy lines. 🙂 Look forward to reading more.

  8. Toebee says:

    You have a wonderful. Sense of humour. I haven’t finished reading this post but I had to comment cos I laughed so hard when is got to the part of ‘the rain falling inside was more than the one outside”. How cum I just found your blog? Please what is the website of your blog cos I was redirected from bellanaija after readin ur friend’s amazing weddin story?

  9. Toebee says:

    You have a wonderful Sense of humour. I haven’t finished reading this post but I had to comment cos I laughed so hard when is got to the part of ‘the rain falling inside was more than the one outside”. How cum I just found your blog? Please what is the website of your blog cos I was redirected from bellanaija after readin ur friend’s amazing weddin story?

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