Thelma guess what. Yesterday I was strolling back to my hostel from my friend's lodge. My school does not have hostels on campus so everybody stays in private hostels in town. It was around 11 in the night. I planned to sleep there but I forgot my laptop charger and I needed to work on my project so I decided to go back to my hostel. I knew it may not be safe but the hostels are not too far. As usual the road was empty but just after I came out from their gate some men started to follow me. At first I prayed that they were not following me, from I side eye I could see that they were three or four, they looked like motor park touts n I wanted to urinate in my pant. I wanted to run but I knew they will catch me bcos I'm very small. I just told myself to stay calm and pretend as if I'm hard.i had a packet of cigar and matches in my bag, I now said let me look like a hard babe. I brought out the cigar and lighted it. I never smoke in public tho, only to help me stay awake when am working on my project. Hmmm these men started to hail me o. One even said I should give him a stick that am a correct babe. They said I should not worry they will even protect me, they walked me to my hostel gate and waited till I entered inside before they left. One of the boys even gave me his number and if I have any problem with anybody on campus I should call him. They were very happy when I gave them the packet of cigar becaus I have another one in my room.
I don't know if it a testimony but I said I should share it with you. I have been laughing since yesterday night.
LOL. You know this submission reminded me of something that happened to my boss' friend in 2012. The guy was in traffic along that Apapa road where all those trailers and trucks pass. The traffic hadn't moved for a while and it didn't look like it would move very soon. The man then decided to leave his car and go buy a pack of Benson at the side on the road. Just as he was walking back to his car the unthinkable happened. Just as he was approaching his vehicle the trailer/truck beside his car fell to the side, right on top his car, and crushed it completely. This man started to jump on the spot and shout "I will never stop smoking in my life! I will never stop smoking in my life". I can't blame him, to think that if he hadn't gone to buy the cigarettes, in the next few minutes he would have been a dead man.
Haha! Thanks Anon for sharing with us. Remember that smoking is unhealthy but I'm so glad something got you out of that bind. You must have been so frightened. Also, bringing the cigarettes out; good thinking! I would have just
a. Started to cry
b. Turned back and yelled at them to leave me alone and damned the consequences.
c. Run... Nah, that wouldn't work.