{Must Read}: Divine Encounter by Festus Ogun

By Festus Ogun

Last week, I met her in one of those rusty campus shuttles that are desperately in need of panel beating. As a lover and admirer of beauty, my mind ordered me to call her attention to her Marian beauty and thereafter appreciate it  and if possible, she should 'friend' - not befriend - me.

I started with some unnecessary self-distractions. I started the conversation by murmuring greetings and demanding what her name was. She replied all my body languages with a sort of "who the hell are you sef" look. "what is wrong with you? Go and meet your mates!", she thundered.

 I respected myself by minding-my-business and keeping my greetings and admirations in my pocket. And you see, I immediately demanded the return of the transport fare that I paid on her behalf, only in my mind.

I felt sad and embarrassed.

This morning, I met this same lady during the rush hour. I stubbornly approached her with a nice smile. I was on my corporate white-and-black uniform. She asked me "how are you dear? So, you are a law student? You're looking good sir!"

On hearing this, my eyeballs almost fell on ground in surprise of her statements. Well, to cut the story short, that was how the conversation started. Before I knew what was happening, she requested for my phone number and flashed me. She told me Folakemi was her name and I told her what Festus meant. She even said " awnn, your name sounds unique and fine.

This time around, she paid our t-fare and requested if we can dine together in one of the top food canteens on campus. I consented with a smile ( who will reject that in this recession season? ). She promised to call me in the afternoon.

While walking along the way to our various classes, she confessed that she naturally admire law students especially outspoken ones like myself. I was like "abalajo"! I similarly told her I admire Accounting students. We both laughed!

Lesson: most of the ladies in town will not come to you because of who you are but cuz of those things you have or involved in.

Same thing with life: "olowolayemo" - the society only recognises and respects successful people.

In the eyes of many, they think all law students will eventually become successful. They are of the opinion that once you are a law student, you are or will be rich. This line of thought is wrong. Many lawyers are outside there wallowing in abject poverty.

She rejected me because I haven't presented myself as Law student. Now, she wants to be "mine" becuase I've appeared as a law student? Laye o, baby ko jo.

Nonsense konkobility.

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