Chapter 9

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"Grrr Grrr"... My phone rings to distract me from my quietly busy morning. " hello mom" I picked up the call to the rather excited voice of my mother.

"Hmmmm Hmmmm bimbo is God not just wonderful!" She exclaimed. What could be wonderful this early in the morning.

"What is it mom?" I asked unmoved by her excitement.


"Can't you just be excited with me? Eehn bimbo" she replied. "Your mother is excited, be excited too na".... " you're just too impossible sometimes sef" she bemoaned.

"I'm sorry mom" I replied....
" its just that I'm quite busy with work this morning and I have a deadline"...


...."eeh eehn?" She paused. "But don't you want to know what's getting me so excited?" She asked...


"Can't it wait?" I replied ....


"No oooo, it can't wait ooo" she quickly replied.. "Don't worry I'll be quick" she paused again, as if to rebuild her excitement.
"Remember kunle?" She asked..


"Who is kunle?" I quickly replied...

"Kunle now, the last born of our next door neighbour, you guys always played outside together with other kids then now" she explained...


"Oooh! Kunle with the braces" I replied... "What about him mom?"

"Well he's back from the UK" she stated emphatically...

"And you're telling me because.." I replied clutching my right palm against my chin.


"Because I want you two to hit it off na" she replied...


"Hit what off mom?"I asked, a little bit upset... " see mom I told you I was busy oo".... "If this is what you called to tell me.."

.... "Bimbo wait now" my mom interrupted me mid sentence.... "This one you're all feisty this morning, I wonder what you ate".... " see listen its not as if I went to look for him oo" she continued calmly....
"He came by the house asking for you so I gave him your number"...


" you did what mom?" I asked.


"What?" She retorted... "Since when has that become a crime?"


"You know what mom, never mind" I replied.... "Would that be all? I asked becoming rather impatient with my mother...

" eeh that would be all" she replied... "But be polite when he calls you ooo".....

" OK mom I've heard you bye" I quickly hung up the phone. This woman will soon shove a husband down my throat one day. I chuckled as I resumed work on my computer.

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Knock! Knock! Emeka walks into my office wearing a black Tommy Hilfiger top, blue jean shorts and a black cap.
"Hello there!" He greeted me in his characteristically cheerful demeanor.

"We'll talk about your outfit later" I replied.... "But did you just knock?" I asked taken aback by the fact that he actually knocked.


"Oh that!"... He replied... " enjoy it while it lasts"....

"You look grumpy this morning what's up? He asked helping himself with a seat....

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