Enerhen junction! Enerhen junction! Enter with your change o
Those were the words of the Keke driver/rider as he tried so hard to look out for and attract passengers to his tricycle. I hopped in, met a guy already seated, and after waiting for about 2mins, a young lady joined us and the keke/marua/tricycle was on its way towards enerhen junction. It was 4:45pm on a Sunday evening.
A different kinda aura engulfed the whole Keke as she stepped in, she smelt brilliantly; She wore a white t-shirt, a pair of well-fitted blue jeans, and a pair of white sneakers. Her hair was… You know what? Maybe I should talk about the man sitting at the other edge of the Keke. No no no.. This damsel was too gorgeous to be roaming the streets of Warri all by herself; someone please call heaven, I think an angel fell down to earth.
Oga I Wan drop… The man seated next to me called the attention of the Keke man, thus interrupting my line of thoughts. Well, maybe it’s for good as I was now left alone with this heavenly creature; a perfect atmosphere to shoot my shot.
So, initiating conversations with total strangers isn’t really my thing as I don’t like trouble, considering the fact that I wouldn’t know what their responses would be and all; but I could not let this opportunity slide, it’s not always one sees heavenly creatures gracing this sinful earth. I need to be a man, I need to take the horn by the bull, abi the bull by the horn.. 🙄Whichever!!!.. I needed to take one by the other. But how do I go about this?🤔… I was still lost in thoughts when she interrupted me with a “hi”. I turned to look at her, Ofcourse avoiding contact with her eyes
“Please can you help me change this #500? Apparently I just realized I had spent my last change, and I don’t want this man’s wahala”.
Still in awe of how someone I was practically summoning courage to talk to had just asked me for a favor, I told her not to worry, as I was going to pay for both our fares. Nah! You don’t have to do that, she replied. Don’t worry, it’s nothing I answered.. It’s fine.
Ofcourse it was fine, what was #150 compared to the rare privilege of having a conversation with this celestial being? So yes I meant it, it was nothing. She said thanks and asked where I was headed. Down the road I said. I lied fam! I lied; and I’m sure heaven would forgive me for that, it’s not like I’m a frequent liar though🙄but I admit. As at the time of that question, we were just 2 junctions away from the street of my friend who had called me to come over because he wanted us to play FIFA 2019. I wasn’t going to blow this golden opportunity because of that stupid boy; sorry! that came out wrong, PRECIOUS wherever you are, you’re not a stupid boy; it’s just that I needed to apply the rules of economics at that point, ordering priorities in a scale of preference 🤷♂️. Don’t judge me please, I’m sure you all must have done that at some point in your lives, so.
So, you live around Warri? I asked, having a flicker of confidence within me. Yeah, but I didn’t grow up here; we just moved in about 18months ago. Oh no wonder! It all makes sense now. No wonder what? She asked, giving me that inquisitive look. No wonder your skin glows, like I’m sure Beyonce was referring to you when she wrote BROWN SKIN GIRL.. Wtf!! 😱 I was dropping lines😂 and she found it funny; aunty even pushed my head and said “Funny you” ☺️☺️☺️ I’ve hit the jackpot! Call me king 👑
I’m dropping here, she called out to the keke man. I’d just drop here too, I said, as I alighted after her and paid for both our fares. Meanwhile, I was already 5 junctions past my supposed destination, but it’s fine; I can always go see Precious, but I needed to get my game going on this one.
We walked a few distance down the street, then she said “It was nice meeting you…” Kaybee I answered, as we shook hands. Oh! It was nice meeting you Kaybee, and thank you once again for… I interrupted her and said, it’s nothing.
Hopefully we’d see again she said; yeah I guess, but I don’t know how that would be possible if I don’t have your contact. Oh that! She took my phone which I was already holding out to her, punched in her digits and called her cellphone; her phone rang. She bade me goodbye, and continued walking down the street, while I stood transfixed; still trying to figure out what just happened. I’d just gotten the contact of the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen. Well, it’s not like I was bad looking myself🤷♂️
Hello Precious, how far? Make we see tomorrow, I nor sure say I go fit make am this night again.. “oboy You nor go fit make am for this life at all, after I Don…. I hung the phone on him; you can’t come and spoil my vibe this evening abeg.
I took the next keke and headed home, smiling ☺. It was 6:05pm and my day was made…
To be continued…