I keep telling people that the things I hear on daily basis is way more than the things I experience. Real life gists o. I will try as much as I can to share the gist with my amebo partner (you) the best way I can.
So I have this acquaintance (sorry I use this word a lot, the word ‘friend’ means a lot to me) of mine. We talk about different things, ranging from landlady wahala, to work stress/issues and waiting for the right man. Have I ever told you guys my acquaintances/friends are mostly older than I am? Little wonder why I cherish any friend within my age group who can actually keep up with me. I am not weird o! Ehen
As I was saying before the unnecessary explanation interrupted. This acquaintance of mine told me about a friend of hers. They became friends from university days thus the journey so far.
This friend of hers which for the purpose of this amebo wey dem no send me will be called Bukky.
Bukky was studying in university then, she was those kind of friends who you just watch their life go smooth and you tend to wonder what witchery hand the woman who brought you out of your mama’s womb had before handing you to your mother. Or what sort of water was used on you for the first time. You begin to ask God to tell you why your own matter must carry the sun, the moon and the star to be noticed.
Bukky met a guy on one of their outings while they were still in 100level. He approached her for a relationship and before the completion of 100level he bought her a car. Bukky had a car just by having a boyfriend, nothing special, nothing odd. Most girls in the campus started having ‘Aristos’ just to compete with Bukky but her friends knew all about her and was truly happy for her.
While they went on holiday to resume a new session, Bukky got the stone on her middle finger. The same prince charming asked her to marry him. By the end of 200level, Bukky became a married woman. What else could a lady ask for? We would all agree that life was definitely smooth for Bukky. Her husband loved her so much and provided all she needed.
Fast forward 2years into the marriage, Bukky’s husband fell very ill. His health situation worsened to the extent that a Banky W turned to a tuface (size wise o). it was terrible, family members and friends were already expecting the news of his death. Doctors carried out series of test but was unable to diagnose his sickness.
For Bukky, the fortunate news for her was the fact that there was no child. Apparently, the guy wanted her to be through with her degree before involving a child. In his opinion, Marriage plus Childbearing and studying would be too much for his baby. Bukky told her friends she wasn’t ready to become an untimely widow. Her friends did and said everything to make Bukky change her mind but her mind was made up.
She left her loving husband, moved out of the house for her service year (NYSC). Her husband pleaded with her not to leave him. He begged people around him to try reach her until she changed her number. Friends and family got tired of the issue and decided to keep mute.
Bukky finished serving and was hired by a reputable company where she not only earn a monthly fat salary but was in a position where she could get triple of her salary in a month as sideways incentives (abi na egunje..i no know). Bottomline is, Bukky was a big girl. She rented a 2bedroom flat in the heart of Lagos – Surulere, furnished to taste, had two cars and traveled out of the country as frequent as I got to Lekki. (warefa, just figure that out or take it like that)
Meanwhile, her husband got better and re-married. This time he went back to the woman whom he knew loved him so much but never gave her attention. He learned to love her back and she got pregnant for him.
Now Aunty Bukky, is 35 years old, has a good job, a big house and now tells the acquaintance of mine that she is search of a good man.
Don’t think my acquaintance is an amebo like me o, the gist only came up from another gist like that.
Now, I really want to know your opinion, do you think Bukky made the right decision? Now that she is looking for a ‘good man’, what kind of man exactly is good? I thought love and married is supposed to be through thick and thin…i am confused o. My people, what saith thee?