"Didnt you hear what that bastard said to me?"
I had to turn to see who was talking. Alas, it was the waitress. The same one who had served me poorly; grudgingly, as though she was being forced to work. Normally I would have called her to order and set her straight but my weekend was way too blissful and nothing could deem my sunshine, so I ignored her.
Now I heard her rant, very loudly to one of the customers and I was curious to know why. Apparently whatever it was, was the reason she'd attended to me poorly.
I heard a bit of what she said but got distracted so hours later when I saw her again at the inner bar, I called her to ask her what had happened. She was only too eager to tell me.
"Imagine that customer! Foolish man! He ask me that do we have peppered snail and I told him snail have finished, but later we will have. He now said that because we don't have snail I should carry my big bumbum and come and hug everybody on the table. One by one!" She added for emphasis.
I looked at her like "Is that all?", as in I'd even thought the offending customer must have spanked her buttocks or something equally rude. My friend found it amusing and said "Come on nau, it was only a joke. Was such a simple joke enough to get you so upset?"
Noting my unimpressed expression and my friend's amusement, she became even more annoyed
"You don't understand. It is not because you see me here serving drink! Do you know who I am? I am a law student in University of Uyo! I am a law student! You cannot just come and treat me anyhow".
Right. Madam law student. I wanted to tell her "Well I'm a lawyer and have been for at least four years but that doesn't stop some silly men from treating me even worse than you just got treated, when I'm serving beer at my mum's place" but instead I just cajoled her and told her something like some men can be silly, don't take them too seriously.
Haba! Apparently some people take this Fake It Until You Make It very literally. At some point I said "what just happened comes with the work you're doing, it might not be right but get used to it" to which she immediately responded "I am a lawyer, I can never get used to that kind thing!"
So what exactly does it mean to "fake it until you make it"? I mean, no matter how ambitious you are, I cannot treat you like a CEO when you're an entry level employee, and nobody will either.
While one ought not be docile and accept every BS thrown at you, humility would take you much farther. You attract more favour to yourself than you would with a "Do you know who I am?" attitude, especially when you ain't nobody yet! Just saying...
Anyhooooooooooo, please catch me up on what happened with you over the weekend. Our own Tiwa got married in Warri on Friday and Saturday. Please let's wish her a happy married life. We'd bring you guys some pictures soon.