I saw Q before I met him. I heard Q before I saw him. I hated Q before I met him. And I'd have never thought that that loud pretentious twat would be the greatest love I've had till date.
Something about the first meeting fascinates me. Reading Joy's story yesterday, how she never thought Elijah would be the man she'd end up with, how she how searching and busy waiting to be found by other people, when The One was just right there...
I'm often tickled when I hear people say "When I first saw him/her I never imagined that they would one day become an important part of my life". I've felt that way too, with Q for instance. I heard the loud music blaring from his car speakers and my first thought was; Why are some people so lousy?. I looked to the side and saw a silver colored Chrysler with small screens behind the headrests and beneath the dashboard displaying music videos. The glasses were all rolled up yet the noise permeated my own car. I saw the driver, still remember his crisp white shirt and his fair complexion and I snorted in derision; bush Igbo man with palm oil colour, money miss road!
You can imagine my exasperation when we simultaneously pulled up at the car park and entered the venue at almost the same time. I wondered why I was so irritated that he and his friends had the same destination as my friends and I. So you can imagine my obvious distaste and impatience when that same guy wouldn't let me be. I outright refused to give him my number and as I left I was certain I'd never have the bad fortune of running into that man again.
But you know how it is, when a man wants something he does everything to get it. Q found me. I've had a number of relationships in the past and I always tell anyone who cares to listen that Q was by far the best. When I first saw him I'd never imagined that that bush Igbo man with palm oil colour, money miss road would one day rock my world and show me what it really felt like to love and be loved.
It's for reasons like these that I find it all very interesting and I ask; what was your first impression when you first met your partner? (Partner for the sake of this post; Spouse, boo/bae/SO, or a very important Ex).
Did you know from Day 1 that they were The One (like all those men that say "The minute I saw her I knew she was the mother of my children", or like Damilola Adegbite said she knew, the minute she saw Chris Attoh, some ten years ago, that he would be a very important part of her life).
Or like Q and I, was it a thought that never ever crossed your mind?
Or are you like this commenter below; "To be honest. I thought she was going to be an easy catch and it will be easy to get into her pants too. Yes she was. But Today, I love her more than any girl in the world, and will always do." (LOL. This makes me SMH but melts my heart at the same time).
What's your story? What was your first impression of your partner the first time you saw/met them?