A collection of the happenings in my head and the processing of the things I see around me in my very Nigerian world. Written into funny short stories you would enjoy.
The Man in her Dreams.
It was barely 3 months since Niniola was transferred to another branch of the Electronics Sales Company she worked with. Her colleagues had gisted her about the distributors and how generous some of them could be if their orders were treated and delivered on time. Nini vowed to make herself one of their favourites so that beyond her monthly salary which was barely enough she would have extra change to fix clothes, hair and make-up. Everything is about packaging these days, one has to always dress and look the part. No one wants to know if you earn a meagre salary or nothing at all, just make sure you look as gorgeous as possible.
On this particular day, it had rained heavily and on days like that work was usually slow and boring. Ladele walked into the office, he was a fine gentleman. He looked like a movie actor that kind of ‘Chidi Mokeme or Idris Elba’ kind of man. The other sales ladies were drooling over him, everyone adjusting in their seats trying to get his attention. Unfortunately for them, he walked up to Nini’s desk.
‘Hello there, how are you today?’ Ladele asked with a crooked smile on his gorgeous face.
‘C’mon just call me Ladele, he said tightening his brows’
‘I got this invoice from the sales manager; please I need you to treat my order ASAP’. Ladele said his voice so tender.
Niniola did a good job. She got all the items and made sure the guys from his company loaded all of them in the truck. She issued his receipt and returned to her seat. Her colleagues teased her about how diligent she was in her service delivery to Ladele. She swore that she had treated him the same way she would have done to any other customer. They said she had added a little extra and that’s why he kept staring at her as she paced around trying to organize things.
The picture of Ladele remained in her head. That was a first for her; she was never like that with any other guy no matter how cute. Her computer made a sound and she checked and saw an email. It was from her last customer. He must have been really impressed by her service.