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It's been a while since we did this and I confess; I miss you guys, or I miss knowing what's going on with you and what you've been up to. 


So hey; Open Keypad! Where you get to say whatever you want, ask whatever you want, say whatever you want to whoever you want, ask me whatever you want, ask whoever whatever, share what you've been going through, rant if you like, spill a secret, share an observation, an opinion, a thought, anything! Just do you. Open keypad is very random. 

My only request is that we stay civil. 

I feel like the only one who's been talking of late so I'm going to shush and just wait to read comments. 


I may be MIA tomorrow; I would appreciate submissions, #Office blues posts, Questions, stories etc to post to keep the flow going if I can't be here. So if you've got something to submit DO NOT HESITATE

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  1. T. how did you go about jurisprudence in your finals ..the lecturer telling us we have to cram#ohGod
    oladale

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    1. Jeez your lecturer is saying you guys have to cram? That's all kinds of wrong. Jurisprudence was nightmarish and the lecturers are usually very eccentric people that do not help matter. But I learnt the key to jurisprudence is actually understanding it, applying yourself and engaging your thoughts. Cramming might work although I think it's highly unlikely, but boring and confusing as juris may be, try not to read it just to pass. It's basically theories and philosophy, the best way to deal with philosophy is to actually understand it. I think you first need to get rid of this fear that law students have about Jurisprudence. Don't worry, we've all been there and we've all overcome. Even people not half as smart as you are sat for their Jurisprudence exam and are lawyers today.

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    2. Uju I know, right? Seriously LOL. The fear of jurisprudence... Oladale I don't know what school you're in but the Juris that was taught in my school cannot be "crammed".

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  2. I don't get yoruba culture sometimes. It's frustrating. Little things that don't matter they turn into a big issues.

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    1. Tell us more about the cultures you have in mind

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    2. I think it has to do more with people's mind set,I grew up in what I like to call a hybrid environment am Igbo but sometimes our people tire me, for us it was mean what u say and say what u mean,biggest shock for me was wen someone 'close' began to read crazy meaning in everything,eh I haven't eaten this meal in your house before y should I start today?

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    3. @Subomi, I get what you are trying to say because am married to a Yoruba man. Btw, your name shows you are Yoruba qui?

      My main grouse with the Yoruba culture is calling the younger siblings of your husband with the prefix brother xxx or sister xxx or find a nickname for them, while they would be calling you by your own name, or you cannot send your younger in-law message, but they can send you! Which is contrary to my Edo Culture. How can I call someone am older than with 10-15 years brother or sister? Why should I serve someone I am much older than? Nicknames are given to someone your are really close to, just like a pet name. This was a bone of contention in the early years of my marriage, that we had to compromise. We call each other by our names.

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  3. Btw... i love Thelma plenty much. #plentyhomo

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  4. I had to sleep with my boss to get the job cos I thut it will be a one time thing. Now he's threatening that if I don't corporate my job is at risk. Before you judge me pls I'm very qualified for my job and I'm good at it but we all know that work is not easy to find in this country. I know how I suffered b4 I got this one.

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    1. wow! if you want to be free from this bondage you know you have to quit this job right ? ..it is well anonymous..

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    2. @memebaby: I really like how you weren't judgmental..like meme said,it's well.

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    3. Dear Anonymous, you have two options: either to keep 'servicing' the boss OR walk out of the job. May God lead you aright.

      -F

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  5. my rant- thelma tune to channel 152 on your dstv, presently showing a movie ''angelic woman'. Chai!! This lady resemble you no be small.

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    1. They just finished, didn't get to see her look alike

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    2. Hahaha. When I was surfing channels for something to watch I actually saw Angelic Woman but I was like these people and their titles. Next please! LOL, I'll look out for it though, and for my lookalike.

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    3. Not going to judge you. The thing here is either you quit or you start sleeping with him. Jobs are hard to find, but put things in perspective, if you are sleeping with him just to get ur paycheck, my dear you are pulling double duty oh.

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  6. I got a 2.2 in uni..now I am so scared of job hunting ..and no I am not dumb, things went wrong in final year.
    I schooled abroad as well,moving back to naij scares me. So many fears

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    1. My dear so many people with 2.2 have the juiciest jobs in Nigeria. Provided you're smart and competent. If you have better opportunities then stay back, but Naija is not that bad. You can start sending out applications before you come. Jobs here are very few, but if you don't get one it won't be because you made a 2.2.

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    2. Some of the most successful people i know (including yours truly) came out with a 2.2 so dont worry. Just do your best and leave the rest to God.

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    3. Babe, Naija employers like 'The degrees from 'Jand Universities o', even if na Cyprus, they don't care, as far as you entered PLANE to go study it, gbam....Job is sure....
      See, the grade these days don't really matter, as far as u know what you have upstairs and can deliver your deliverables u'll get a fantastic job. Keep the faith intact.

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  7. Ok,at the risk of sounding like a broken record,I'm sick of being broke,jobless and frustrated. Its been almost a year already.I'm tired of having my hopes raised and then dashed.I'm fed up with almost grasping at som'n only to have it snatched! I'm tired of seeing job opportunities only in far away Lagos(sorry,Thelms).Most times I just feel like curling up in a corner and crying my eyes out(been there,done that). And I keep asking myself,''Will it ever end?'' Pheeeeww!!

    -Fierce

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    1. sigh..been there, still there..and I'm scared that I'm getting used to the rejection emails..been searching since January (I have a job but I'm waaayyy underemployed!), graduated in july..just hold on.

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    2. Better relocate to Lagos if that is the only place where you are seeing job opportunities.

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    3. Have u considered learning a skill?
      where are you based?

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  8. its frustratn dat am servn in plateau state,ow am I supoz to start a serz relationship nw sef.nd btw thelma pls let our get 2geda bt dec endn biko,so I can meet it.else I wud cry o

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    1. You could meet a partner anywhere. The best years of my life was when I lived in Jos. How I still long for it! Hopefully you're in Jos. Minus the skirmishes here and there, it' sang easy town that allows you be who you are without any pressure. But for job prospects, I would move back there in a heartbeat.

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    2. It's an* easy

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    3. no am nt in jos o,if I was in jos I wud nt evn be complain'n.am in bokkos

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  9. 1 more year to graduate and it seems hmmmm. Am still holding on sha , Lord i knw am not the best intelligent student but i pray the board of examinar favour me. Can't stand rubbish talk from My dad His wrds are not encouraging. Before i got on this course my eyes saw Hell n hear words. My aburo don finish uni even start work sef me i still dey battle for university at age 26 with a child am taking care of on my own together with my mum n God. Am not complaining i jus pray this Meeting favour me. I hate being on benefits. It not me n even dnt knw au to start If this my fear becomes real. I jus av to say wat on my mind almost tinking suicidal but looking at my child and my mum, I tink twice

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    1. Yes, please keep thinking even more than twice. You do have valid reasons not to be suicidal and you seem to have your head properly screwed on.

      I don't know what kind of words you hear from your dad but let those words sting you to success. Most of us never had it easy, I have come a long way and have tasted the worst of many things. In all of these, I have found the faithfulness of God and experienced His mercy and grace.
      The meeting and the future will favor you, you will succeed and be a blessing unto others.

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    2. Amén Thanks Wale that means alot.

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  10. I thought I have a complain but when I read the comments, the only thing I have on mind is "thank you God".

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  11. I feel so frustrated finding dat Mr right,where are all d young n single guys?y is it married men only who SEE d beauties?chaiiiii I tire ohhhh n secondly dis job issue is almost every where but I know dat God wud take control. above all,I still tnm d creator of heaven b earth cos I know he has a finished job to do in my life n ur lives.

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  12. I just wish boko haram would would wake up one day and say okay we quit....I hope this ebola virus thing would be contained....I wish Nigeria would be a better place where our people would not have to go through stress to get a good means of livelihood..... #irepseptember 9##that naughty house wife

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  13. It's been months now and I haven't gotten a job yet,I haven't heard from wale(though he didn't make me any promise but said he'd try)..sometimes,thoughts like sleeping with someone to get me a job creeps in which makes me wonder a lot of things..really,isn't it better you sleep with him and get something out of it than sleep with your man/bf and get nothing but heartbreaks and all in the end????I will continue singing his praises though and be strong(really need his grace) 'cos my miracle job awaits me..

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    1. You haven't heard from me because I have got no news for you yet. There is a hiring freeze where I sent your CV but there are palns to recruit some petrotechs next year, it does take time sometimes but it is important never to lose hope and to keep busy while waiting.

      Sleeping with someone to get a job can only increase the pain and shame; God neither sleeps nor slumber, He will make everything beautiful in His time.

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    2. Yeah,he will make everything beautiful in his time..thanks wale

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  14. My birthday is next month(still far away,I know) and all I want for a gift is an all expense (shopping,spa,hotel accom,feeding, transportation etc) paid trip to tinapa,calabar for just 1 week(my birthday week)..I've got lots on my mind but this would go a long way in making me happy for a lonnng timeeee in spite of everything going on around me.

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  15. I am still learning to stop being bothered and count my blessings instead. God has proved Himself faithful a lot of times even when I least deserved or expected it. I believe He's got my back and shall continue to.All I have to say is THANK YOU LORD.
    -F

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  16. Pls join me in thanking God for this life! I almost got kidnaped ysterday,but God.I didn't have enough cash on me to board a bike to NYSC secretariat for my CDS so I settled for a cab,while inside d cab,the driver and a lady I met in were arguing,the driver was telling the lady he will take her to a nearby police station cos her bag is full of dollars,that she will have to explain how she got such huge amount of money,the lady begged and said she will settle d driver and myself that we should just corporate and find a quiet place near the bush to share d money,immediately I told them I would like to drop that both of them can share the money because am not interested,the driver tried to persuade me but I shouted at him to drop me or else I would scream,he parked and droped me but I was shocked @ what he said,he said I should thank my God that if I agree to share the money with them ,he would be smiling to the bank after selling every part of my body,he zoomed off afterwards!am still in shock,I have heard similar stories,I just experienced it!...somebody thank God on my behalf.
    Am sorry for the epistle.

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    1. Ewo!!! Ah! Glory to God!!
      So you've 'jammed' them too?!
      Thank God you're safe.

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    2. May we not be on the road the day the road is hungry! I thank God for you

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    3. It's good to know you came out victorious. Thank God. Don't mind those people ooo. They want to rock Christmas by force.

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    5. Thank God u r safe. Cant even begin to imagine what would have happened if I CHOSE to follow the promptings of that greedy,selfish part that we ll have.

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    6. thank God for safety
      .- ZI

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    7. Thank God you are safe, God is always faithful.

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  17. I wish I had a little capital to start my business. Am gradually getting tired of schooling.(Long story). Tired of living on my sisters hand downs and my husbands pittance. LAO

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    1. The biggest mistake most people make is looking for capital before coming up with a well thought out and workable business plan. Poster, whatever happens, complete your education and dont be in a hurry to jump into the sea; you have the rest of your life to do that.

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  18. I don't want to be alone anymore, I want someone I can call at a whim just to hear his voice, someone I can cuddle with, share intimacy (not sex please cos I'm celibate till marriage), talk dreams, cares and worries, be on same page with (relationship without sex), fight with and make up. Someone I can say he's all mine and my heart will know its true. This 11 months of loneliness is getting to me but am not desperate nor will I settle for less than I deserve.

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    1. Queen Spicey, go out and look for the man! Dont wait for him to come to you!

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  19. Hi T,thanks for this post,was going to commit yesterday but was really busy or maybe something stopped me from ranting, I am in no way a fanatic or overly spiritual( last went to church on Easter due to circumstances) but I know one thing for sure,the more u talk abt ur problems the bigger they become, I say this to myself everyday Lord pls give me the strength to do what I have to do,don't get me wrong I have A LOT to complain about oh, but I found this helps me get through the day an instance,am back in school pregnant and with a child,I took a summer class that even my instructor told us we were crazy to do in 7 weeks the load plenty! I was ALWAYS sleeping in class had no practically no time to read but I kept believing oh,even though some days I cried(lol) at the end I was one of the best in the class not cos I was the most intelligent but because I chose not to dwell on my problems. So let's make a post on what we are working towards

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    1. Chai sorry for the typos oh,this tiny Oga s here no gree me

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  20. Why do we pray (most times) out of fear and frustration? Why do we focus so much energy while praying in binding and casting? That, to me, is facing and challenging the devil while you back God. Why not just face Him, the Most High, and thank Him for His mercies and blessings and be grateful for the miracles in our lives?

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    1. Eazee E: this is what I always tell people. I particularly hate when prayer points like these are raised during Sunday service when we should be praising God and looking forward to a blessed week.

      -F

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  21. I just want you all to thank God for me. I learned something new recently, most of the situations we find ourselves in were caused by us. You are your mindset, if you always dwell on the negative you will attract more negative, so try dwelling on the positive for a change. They say insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, so I've decided to switch things up. Stop dwelling on the things I don't have and dwelling on what I have and be grateful for it and appreciate how lucky I am.
    The fear of failure only makes you fail more, focus on succeeding instead, envision it, act like you've already succeeded and you will see things start to change all around and you'll find the your sadness and bitterness will start to seep away.
    The worst thing you could do to yourself is to stop trying because of failures, our brains have a way to remember the bad things we go through more than the good but you have to consciously change that. Look at babies, when they are trying to walk for the first time they keep falling over and over again but they keep getting up and trying till they finally walk. That's because at that age the brain doesn't recognize the failed attempts, all it focuses on is walking and it succeeds. So please let's be like babies and stop giving failures power over us, let's all just focus on succeeding and with the help of God we all will succeed. Amen

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