On Friday I pinged a couple of my friends to tell them that my Aso Ebi is out. This included my friend *Bunmi. Just like the people I pinged Bunmi couldn't believe it. I started out by sending her a message saying that my Aso Ebi is ready and she should come to my crib and pick it up during the weekend. The chica immediately called me and was in a frenzy. She said I had to be joking but I assured her I wasn't. Of course it was difficult for her to believe and she had tons of questions:
Who is he?
We went to Uni together, we had something back then but he graduated and left for the US so we had to break up but we never really lost touch.
So how come... Were you guys dating? How come no one heard about him?
We were dating but like I said we never lost touch. When he came back late last year we reconnected and we've been "having something". We kept it on the down low though, I didn't want to talk about it till I was sure.
And now you're engaged?
Hmmmm, my sister! I'm still in shock. As in... It feels like it's happening to someone else not me.
When did he propose?
It's been about three weeks now.
How come nobody knows, have you told your readers?
No ooooooo! Babes it's still hush hush for now abeg. I'm not really talking about it until everything is in place. We want to speed up the process that's why I'm trying to sort out logistics from my end, and that's why I want you guys to come and pick you're Aso Ebi so that I can know that one is sorted and move on to something else.
Hmmmmm (obviously trying to digest everything she was hearing)
Anyways when you come we'll talk more. There's not much I can tell you now.
I still don't believe you Nwando (insert nervous laugh)
I understand. Me sef I'm still in shock.
I need to see something, some form of evidence. Let me see a picture of both of you. How did he propose? He just used his mouth or what?
Please don't insult me. He proposed with a ring (sounding irritated and impatient).
Ok.... Send me a picture on bbm, send me a picture of you guys, send a picture of the ring. I'm still trying to believe you.
So off I went to my gallery and I sent her a picture *David (from two posts back) and I took one evening at Ember Creek months ago. Then I sent her a picture of my friend's hand wearing her engagement ring just after her boo proposed. This seemed to satisfy my shocked friend and she promised to come over on Sunday, after I made her promise not to discuss my engagement with anyone for now.
Today I picked out some fabrics and gele that I haven't used and are still brand new, although I've had them for two years at least. The minute Bunmi got here she wanted details. She wanted to know everything but I wanted to discuss business first. I told Bunmi that the Aso Ebi for my traditional marriage is 18k and the one for my Church wedding is 22k, that's 40k in all. Bunmi tried not to flinch as she looked at the fabrics I'd placed on her laps. I could watch the internal struggle as she tried to decide whether to tell this bride-to-be that these fabrics should not cost so much or if she should just be polite, give me the money and smile. Guess what, she did the latter. Bunmi opened her Chanel purse and counted out 40k from a 50k bundle and handed it to me.
Now, know that I deliberately didn't pull this stunt with just any of my friends. I picked Bunmi because I know she's very financially buoyant, and in addition to that too 'Upper Class' to talk or argue about money, and is too polite to argue generally. You know how those people are; they do not talk about money. Ever. They're the type that when the six of you go for dinner they would sooner have the floor swallow them than have the waiter divide the bill in six different places, or have you guys calculate who had what and pay accordingly. They'll whisper to the waiter to bring the bill to them and they'll settle it discreetly. That was my target prey. Hehe.
Bunmi left my house and I was 40k richer. Yay!
I will give anything to be a fly on the wall when "Bunmi" reads this post. Hahaha. You've been punked binch!!!
Don't worry your money is safe, I look forward to seeing you next weekend, I'll try not to go to Cold Stone with it before then. LOL
Haha! So maybe this isn't the craziest thing I've done for money but hey, this was fun. Technically the money isn't mine as I'll return it next weekend but something good came out of it; I got to see a friend I don't see often enough, and I'll see her again soon.
So tell me, what's the craziest thing you've done for money?
Better yet, what's the craziest prank you've played on someone?
I'm so eager to hear from you guys.