This Post does not represent the views of the author. Neither is it directed at anyone living or dead but if you think it’s a shade or you can identify. Oh Well.
It was only normal that I started avoiding "When I was in Malaysia’s" Calls. Are you wondering if that is somebody’s name? Please wonder no more but for the purpose of this post let’s call him Malay.
Malay and I met at a conference for Entrepreneurs about three months ago and we had to sit next to each other for the one week the conference lasted and naturally we got talking, then I found out we lived close to each other and when he offered to drop me home, I obliged. My name is Maria I’m single, available and I’m not snobbish.
On the way home to the Yaba Axis from Lekki, Malay said ‘When I was in Malaysia this kind of traffic never happens’ I said 'Don’t worry you will soon get used to it, We Lagosians are used to it'. Me I was feeling sorry for him as an ‘I Just got back’. The Gala hawkers, Drink sellers, Cars, People, Posters and every thing on third mainland bridge was likened to the People, way of life and living in Malaysia.
We talked about life, work, family relationships and what not and generally he was fun to be with. The only snag was every sentence started or ended with ‘‘When I was in Malaysia’’. I kid you not but it can be likened to when Doctor Nick Idoho on Rainbow FM’s Morning Show keeps saying says ‘’You Know’’ in every sentence.
I was glad the conference was over and I would hear less of ‘‘When I was in Malaysia’’ but that was not the case, he called me the evening after the conference to say he liked me and wouldn’t mind if we kept hanging out because I reminded him of a sweet girl he met ‘’When he was in Malaysia’’.
Malay and Maria agreed to go see a movie at the Cinemas and all Malay did the first few minutes on a first date was compare the cinema to the one he visited ‘’When he was in Malaysia’’. He always did most of the talking and that was the straw that broke the Camel’s back ending the relationship that never started.
I can only hope that with the new political climate, his pick up line will change. I tried to mention it to him but he found a way to blame it on the Nigerian Economy. I’m not Jealous of him and I’ve never been to Malaysia. I just wish he would talk less about the place he visited just once over five years ago.
Dear Friends, What are your thoughts on this;
How much is too much and How do you deal with this kind of people?
What’s the worst repetitive line you keep hearing from someone?
What should you discuss on a first date?
My thoughts are all over the place but I hope some of you can relate and give me feedback. Thank you.
Thanks Anon. BVs take a leaf and keep the submissions coming. Muah!
*I talk to Wale occasionally and although he hasn't visited the blog in a while (we all get to that point where we need time off the Internet to focus on life), he says to greet you all, especially Memphis, Sasha bone, Kabuoy & Sunshine, HSF, Nubian Princess, TNHW and others I cannot really remember. Wale said he misses us and I miss him on the blog so terribly *sobs*. Can't wait to have him back!