I am not one to undermine people regardless of their status, occupation, creed or race. I am accepting…..well until this recent development that has scarred me FOR LIFE!!!
I started working with Malik about 3 months ago and I took a liking to him, because he was obedient. He was my official driver. He drove me and my colleagues when we had meetings with clients. Sometimes I noticed he had driven miles and miles and had barely anything to eat all day so I’d offer to buy him lunch every now and again. One day I took the plunge and invited him to a restaurant to eat (I didn’t see the point of him waiting in the car while my colleagues and I sat in the air-conditioned restaurant eating). He opted to eat in a nearby restaurant, so I gave him money for lunch. I thought I was doing the right thing.
I recently got transferred to operate from another office….then I started getting calls from Malik asking why I never visited my former office. I appreciated the call…until the calls became persistent. It almost seemed like he was hounding me! WHAT?!
Today, Malik called me and asks me why I didn’t take him as my date for our end of financial year party? OK….now I am shocked. Dazed in fact. I just hung up the phone. It was a bad dream perhaps!. No, that was not ALL! He sent me a text. (Below, word for word)
“Hello, jina, an not tree who somebody went 2 rest an later full, 2 comprehensive is that, I like u, an I don’t wont anything to upset , what I min is that, u went 2 oga paty stdy witout let me no, so, don’t b upset pls, u are my oga. An I like u, pls, like me.from maleek”
I don’t know if you (reader) can decipher the text but I went ballistic. I had to keep my cool. I wanted to respond, I had to respond to the ass wipe but I knew I couldn’t. As tempted as I was to wipe his lineage from the surface of the earth, I knew I had to be above him always. It was my fault, I treated him like somebody. I respected him, he took it for granted. The fact is that he was my DRIVER and he is still somebody’s DRIVER! Besides with his level of intellect…..kai kai kai (I wan jump comot for bridge). In fact, my dating career has been ruined for life. Someone please poke me in the eye with with a needle!!!! 2 drivers asking you on dates in less than 2 years is SO NOT a good sign. You treat them like equals, then they cross the line! Idiots! Sheer Impudence!! Nonsense!!!
What have I done to deserve this? Who have I wronged? Is the Good Lord angry with me?!! I feel like a leper right now... I so need a shoulder to cry on and a hug *sniff*