Haha. It's the second day of 2016 and I thought most people would be in chill mode, reflecting and making resolutions that'd be broken by next week. But alas, for some people like my darling Femi, it's same sh*t different day. Lol.
So he called, and the call started something like "Nwando I'm going to say something very deep, something very serious so be careful how you respond". He sounded so serious that I was almost scared he was going to say he's pregnant for me. Lol.
"Talk jor" I said, feigning nonchalance, trying to hide the nerves in my voice.
"I'm slowly beginning to give up on you, I'm slowly beginning to lose interest in you. I'm asking you for the last time, do you think there's a chance that we can have a future together?"
Mtcheeeew! Is that it? "Nah, there's no chance jor". After hearing this for the thousandth time he sighed resignedly.
"Ok, so what about your cousin then?" He asked and I'm sure he could hear me roll my eyes.
I explained for the upteenth time that my cousin is off limits and we had the argument again, the one where he insists that I'm not over him otherwise I'd let him date my cousin. He suggests that I'm being a clog in the wheel of love (errm, lust actually) because I'm jealous. That's far from the truth. Thing is, I've never heard it said, that someone hooked her first cousin up with her ex for them to have a relationship. I mean, we weren't just having a casual fling. We shared more than bodily fluids, we had an actual relationship, one that was meant to go somewhere. One both sensual and seemingly spiritual...
I told him it's not going to happen, and asked about the numerous barbies in his life. Femi sighed. "See, I really want to get married, I want to settle down. I just need a good girl. The girls I'm meeting their eyes are too open, they're too exposed; they are hiphop girls."
LOL. Femi is razz sha! Hiphop gini?
"Then why don't you go to your village in Ado Ekiti and pick a wife na?" I scoffed.
"See, I'm not saying I don't want an exposed wife. Let me explain what I mean. For instance there's this girl that really likes me, I know she wants to settle down, and I like her gaaan. But see ehn, she drives a 6million Naira car, her rent is 1.8M a year, and she earns 150k a month. How!!!!
Abi na the other one wey dey like travel too much. No wahala, me sef I like to travel. But how am I supposed to feel that when we travelling, I fly economy while she's flying Business. Then her bags nko? Some cost thousands of dollars, yet she's not working oh. Business nko? She's not doing. And no be say her papa get money oh!" He paused for breath and I empathized quietly.
"The problem is that there are too many girls like this these days and that's why I'm looking for a good girl. As you no gree for me, help me with your cousin na. Unless say you dey jealous?" He asked, checking again.
So we talked a bit more, especially about the hiphop girls in his life, a bit about getting back together, and then in the alternative, him dating my cousin. He swears he's a changed man and therefore wouldn't give her the same wahala I experienced with him.
Got me thinking, I'm certain I've got no residual feelings for him so I'm wondering; am I really being a clog in the wheel of love, should I do an official introduction and let them see where there's go?
Or, is hooking my younger cousin (mid-20s) up with my ex boyfriend an absolute no-no?
...And, he does like the first girl, the one with the 150k salary. When a man genuinely likes a woman, should an expensive lifestyle be a factor in wifying her up?
Please tell me what you think.