And so that's how I was trying to cross to the other side of the road when he honked to get my attention. I wasn't sure it was my attention trying to be got until he wound the car glass down and bared even white teeth in a charming smile. Even more charming was that he knew better than to sit in the car and talk to me, when he saw me approach him, he turned off the ignition and alighted. "I'm so sorry to bother you. Are you related to Aisha" he asked. I'm like dude, is this a new pick up line? I shake my head no.
"Oh... I'm Tayo by the way". I tell him my name and he asks for my number. I give it to him.
"I would call you soon, I hope that's okay?" He asks, and that smile again! Yeah it's ok, that's why I gave you the number, no?
As I got into my car and drove away the strangest thing occurred to me. Strange because ordinarily that's the first thing one should notice about Tayo, but something about the boylish laugh, the big smile, the charm and confidence... Something about all of that made it easy to not notice that Tayo looks like he fought with the proverbial tiger. Yes people! Oyo-style tribal marks, deeply etched into the sides of his face. At least SIX on each side. And what's more, he's light skinned which makes the deep dark slashes very distinct!
Hmmmm... Ok can I admit that I've wondered a couple of times if Tayo is merely the driver and not the owner of the LR4? Sorry nau, but the thought crossed my mind a couple of times, it's not everyday, if ever, that you meet someone like 'that' with swag like that... It's pretty unlikely; he's A-Ok and seemingly polished. And damnit guys, confidence is sexy af! You might be seeing the head of an ancient Oyo portrait but as far as that guy is concerned, he is Puff freaking Daddy-Sean John-P-Diddy!
Tell me honestly, would very pronounced tribal marks be a factor in deciding to date someone? Are you indifferent or would it be an issue?
Do you have tribal marks, do you think it's ever affected your chances of getting something or someone you wanted? Let's talk.
*best believe that the first question I'll ask when he calls me is "what do you do?...*