Being Miss Happy-Hopeful-Hoptismistic I woke up with a lot of positive energy today, ready to take on the world, ready to grab life by the balls! The day was to be very packed, culminating in my friends and I taking a road trip to a resort outside town for the weekend. But has that happened? Keep reading...
First off I had to make a presentation, in Excel form. I don't know about you but Excel and I aren't BFFs and then add to that the fact that I use an iPad, that's just pure grief. Yet, I worked diligently and prepared this presentation, very meticulously. I woke up this morning to peruse my hard-work; my handwork, and what did I find, somehow I forgot to click save and unfortunately MS Office on iPads are a lot different. If you don't save then it's NOT saved. Just like that, POOF! all that hardwork; gone! I told myself to remain positive, and even if I couldn't begin to remember all the details and I was certainly going to miss the deadline, I said I'd stay calm soldier on.
Now let's skip to the next part. I had been asked to come get some papers I'd applied for at a federal government parastatal, and you know how crazy those places could be. I got there as early as I could and then, wrote my name on a slip, passed in on to an officer and waited my turn, as I was asked to. Two hours later and it still hadn't got to my turn, while people that came much later than me got theirs and left! After going to enquire for the thousandth time why I was yet to have my turn, they found the slip with my name, dirtied on the floor. Apparently it had slipped away to the ground for everyone to step on. *Sigh*. Some three hours later I finally got to leave and decided to head back to Lekki.
On Kingsway road I noticed my car was overheating but I told myself it was alright. However by the time I got to Ozumba Mbadiwe it had reached the extreme height of the heater and as I quickly turned into Mobil, the car went off.
On a day when traffic was insane and fuel queues were acres-long and tempers were high, my car went and stopped right in the middle of the road! Peopled yelled at me, cursed at me, screamed at me... and all I could do was sit and will the freaking car to start.
Then this pretty chic in one of the Mobil staff buses said to me "Put your car in neutral and let me get those men to help you push". I smiled gratefully at her and they came and helped me push it to a corner. I had to wait a long while before I could open the radiator, so I sat there under the sweltering sun, waiting.
Oh, of course at this point the girls had called and called and eventually decided that they had to leave. Theyd already waited for me for hours and they couldn't wait any longer. I told them I understood, there was no way I was going to make it anyways...
One hour later I'm pouring bottle after bottle of water into the radiator and people are staring at me like I'm a freak. Please is it so unusual to see a female working over an open bonet??? Hia!
Defeated, I headed on home. I couldn't wait to take a shower, heat something up to heat and get into bed. Alas, it was not to be.
I came home to meet a locked gate. I told you guys some days ago when I was ranting about how much being an adult sucked, that my gateman said he broke his leg in the shower, right? Well after I went out this morning the man went out too, claiming he thought I'd travelled as I'm never here during the weekends. He says his people came to take him somewhere in Ikorodu (or Shagamu?) to have his leg massaged and he would be back in the morning.
Guys, at this point I thought I would cry. I actually had tears in my eyes as I drove to a hotel near my house and checked in to a room.
And here I sit, wondering what I must have done to deserve such a horrid day. Did I hear someone say Murphy's law?
But Nah, I'm too blessed for that. Despite all the seeming misfortune, today came with certain testimonies I just cannot wait to share, so that even in the dark of night I see rays of sunlight. I'm joyful!
I will share with you guys soon. For now, I just want to sulk and talk to that guy that loves me, that's the only balm that can soothe my aching soul right now.
Love is indeed a beautiful thing!
And now I'm smiling again. Hehe.
I hope your day went much better than mine?
Oh, speaking of love, is there anyone here who's NEVER been in love? Please raise your hand up. I'm cuuuuurious. You've really never been in love with someone? WHY THE HELL NOT?