Happy new month guys! We've been so consumed with the goings-on in the country that's it's so easy to forget that one month ended and another just began, so consumed that no April Fools pranks were played... I remember the last April Fools on TTB, I posted a picture of a very hot man with rock hard abs and said it was our Hottie of The Day, I also added that it was our then very popular blog reader Steele. LOL, the way people rushed to open the post and almost slapped me through their screens when they saw APRIL FOOL!!!! Hahaha. *good times*.
Today has been pretty hectic yet very fulfilling. Honestly March was a very weird month so to be able to describe today as fulfilling feels me with so much joy. But that aside, it was pretty busy; had to go for my dress fitting for my friend's wedding on Saturday and I'm so glad I did! If I hadn't then I wouldn't be able to get on that train, like, I'm not sure it was my measurement that tailor used in sewing my dress or someone else's.
And I would have wept had I gotten to the hotel Saturday morning, tried the dress and realized that I certainly wouldn't be on Bukky's train! I've got mad love for my sisters and even madder love for my QC sisters. Bukky's bridal shower was last week and we had to write little notes of our most precious memory with the bride. Mine was all those years in QC where I'd just sit Bukky down and she would be my sounding board, listening intently yet smiling ever so slightly, that smile of curiousity and bemusement. And, she's still my patient attentive sounding board, who also gives very sound advice! What's more, a few of my others sisters from back then would be on the train as well and I would really hate to miss out just because the tailor was a little confused.
That happened. That and doing some really awesome stuff that put a smile on my parents' faces. There are only very few things as gratifying as seeing your parents look at you with pride gleaming in their eyes, thinking it all turned out to be a worthy investment. LOL. I just can't wait to do more.
And then this also happened. I had to go to Shoprite Surulere to do a sim swap, having decided early this morning that I wanted to change my phones, thus the issue of sim cutting or swapping and all of that... At the carpark, I got down from my car and waited for the car in front of me to move pass so I could cross over and walk in, I noticed it was moving ever so slowly and then it came to an abrupt stop. The glass came down and there was this pretty lady flashing a megawatt smile at me. Immediately I thought it was someone from either QC or UNN, or somewhere? I politely smiled back and apologized; I'm sorry I don't remember the face. She really looked like Alezi (who's in that Airtel ad) but a closer glance showed me that she's older and darker skinned. She replied saying "No it's ok, I'm just passing a compliment". I wanted to ask what the compliment was but I didn't think it mattered, I thanked her and wished her a happy shopping experience (awkward, I know) after she told me her name.
I first went to the MTN stand and then to the Etisalat office and some fifteen minutes later I was done. As I exited the Etisalat office, someone almost bumped into me, none other than my new friend *Dera. I went "Oh Dera, fancy seeing you again" and she "What a coincidence, I didn't think I would see you again", simultaneously. I chuckled and was about to wave bye when she asked if she could have my number. Saying no would have been absurd (or wouldn't it?), so I immediately began to call out the digits. She asked for my bbm pin but I'm not on bbm and I told her so, she wanted to know why and I internally rolled my eyes, then told her I'm on whatsapp, this seemed to satisfy her and she grinned and said she would be in touch soon.
That was hours ago and I've not heard from her, so it's possible I wouldn't. As I walked back to the car questions ran through my mind. The first time she stopped to "pass a compliment" I shrugged it off. I mean, I do that too; see a female stranger and tell her she looks gorgeous, or that I'm absolutely in love with her perfume (too often), or that I love her shoes... And when I see someone with a stature similar to mine (we're rare like that *wink*) I almost always say hello.
But this, this taking my number and asking why I'm not on bbm... I told myself she could just be a business woman who was simply networking (likely), she probably sells clothes and has plus sizes (likely), she's just a friendly woman looking to make new friends (unlikely), and then some other less innocent ideas...
But I'd like to know your opinion, is this weird or normal?
When it's two people of the same sex it all seems so weird. It's very normal for a man to slow down and offer a lady a ride but it would be weird or unusual if he slows down to give another man, whom he doesn't know, a ride. Likewise it's very unusual to see ladies do stuff like that for other ladies.
That said, I actually offer to give people lifts occasionally, (often it's ladies, seldom men, because one has to be very careful about that) especially when it looks like we're going in the same direction. I've often slowed down and asked a sister "Which way are you going?". Some times this is met with grateful sighs; sighs of relief and gratitude. Other times it's met with suspicious glares and stony faces.
But is there anything suspect or weird about a woman befriending another woman in that manner? And if you're wondering what manner I'm referring to, the one above; which is generally the way boy meets girl; hi, you look really good (passing a compliment?), can I get your number? Oh, can I add you on bbm as well, would that be ok? I'll call you soon...) Is there a possibility that it's just business or a mere friendly gesture, OR should I ignore her phone call if/when it comes? Would you?
*while we're on the topic, let me enjoin you to be kinder to people of your own sex. Men when you see another man on the road walking under the hot sun, slow down and say "Hey bruv, which way are you going?" (LOL. Not gon' happen, I know). Please don't o! Before you carry an armed robber in your car and say "Thelma said..."*.
PS; guys I must share this testimony. When I spoke to the tailor in the morning she asked me to take a bus otherwise I might get lost, I refused. When I told my mum where I was going she said "are you sure you can go there alone, there are so many one-way roads and plenty LASTMA around there o!", still I insisted on driving. After getting missing once or twice I found myself on a road and it didn't occur to me that there was no other car in front of me, only cars coming from the opposite direction. Suddenly a taxi man waved frantically from his car and started screaming ONE WAY ONE WAY ONE WAY. (God bless that man wherever he is, the way he frenetically warned me... As if he was the one who would pay the money if I got caught!). My glasses were wound up so it took me a moment to decipher what he was saying and when it finally registered I panicked and abruptly put a moving car in reverse and spun around, thereby almost causing multiple accidents (cars screeching and all) and then I immediately backed up into a street where about 90 officers were waiting to greet me. They crowded around the car like sugar ants on sugar cubes and all of them at the same time started to question me. Unfortunately I had about 100k in my bag that I was meant to pay into someone's account later on (so I couldn't shove my bag in their faces and say "look I don't have any money", if it came to that), and worst still, I forgot my wallet at home; no driver's license! I just told myself e don be for me today. But as luck would have it, one of the officers waved the others away and said he would handle it. He asked what I had for them and I said I had absolutely nothing, I just made an honest mistake, I don't live around here and you can't expect people coming from far to know all the one-way roads in this area. In my mind I was digging my grave deeper, spouting off instead of begging, but to my surprise the guy asked me to drive off before his colleagues came back. I was so stunned that I hesitated and he had to shoo me away. Oh boy!
LOL. Testimonies anyone? Please share, I'm eager to hear.