So this post is going to be rushed, because, well...
In the past one week I've been in over three different states and for some reason I've had the ill fortune of staying in parts of these states where the network just don't work. I've gone to all nooks and crannies of both my hotel room and hotel compound in the last 24hrs and nada, no service!
So this evening my friend and I got invited to this party which I really wasn't going to attend but said friend said "please come so that I can have someone to gist with" and I wasn't going to budge but the mere fact that Le friend thinks I'm a good gisting company shot me off the chair and had me plastering pancake on my face in a split second.
We got here, (In Uyo BTW, my future home, I think. I just love the ambience in this town and everything else) and it occured to me to check if I could approve comments and alas, service, for the first time in God knows how long...
So I decided to share with you guys something interesting that happened recently.
So you see, my elder sister, my one and only sister, started life rather early. She graduated quite early, started work early and bought her first car in her early 20s. Between her early 20s and her late 20s she had driven over 4 cars of her own, most times she would sell the old one and buy a new one. Sometimes she would buy before reselling and so it looked like she had two cars at a time. Apart from cars, being a hard worker she had "things"; assets, jewelry, properties. And eventhough she's a pretty low key person, the fact that she was very comfortable was evident to most people, even though she still lived at home with her parents.
Now there was this one time in her late 20s or early 30s I think, when she bought a brand new jeep and then in that same week, her company gave her a brand new Toyota Corolla. Living in a flat in a compound with limited space, she had to park one car outside.
A few weeks later we heard that a neighbour said "Stupid girl, instead of looking for husband to marry her she is there buying cars and gold. She should g'an marry her cars nau".
Ok... So contrary to what you think, this post is not about being single vs being married. It's about...
Wait let me tell you...
So some days ago an old neighbour of mine called me to ask for some financial assistance. Weird, considering we were never friendly and we're not in the same age bracket and he's a married man, the same married man that said;
"Stupid girl, instead of looking for husband to marry her she is there buying cars and gold. She should g'an marry her cars nau".
Hehehe. So of course I ignored the text as I chuckled over the irony. Well, just in case you're wondering it wasn't just hearsay. On hearing the "gist" my mum confronted him and he admitted to making such a careless statement. Does it surprise you, that a married man, a father of two, would say such a thing?
So for those who were wondering, MEN TALK SH*T TOO and it's not only women that bring other women down. Some men are even worse! Which is why it breaks my heart when I hear women say things like "I am not a feminist, feminism is crap!" Hell, if the men are going to bring us down, can we at least uphold each other? You don't hear men trash-talking men. Meanwhile this is an acquaintance's views on women;
So anyways I'm at the party and what I'm seeing here right now only buttresses my point; men are bigger gossips than women. You agree, yes or yes?
***oh, since we're talking about my sister, let me share a little something... My sister always thought she'd be married with kids in her 20s and unlike me, this was a burning desire of hers, but that didn't happen till sometime in her mid 30s. Well still in her 30s, now she's happily married with three beeyoootiful children and a good home. Don't lose hope if it hasn't happened yet, and don't settle for less than you know you deserve. God's got you!
Now back to our gist, who's the worse gossip; men or women?