Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy Holidays

They had just returned from the Sallah break that day, it was early September and a rainy day too, the girl from the adjoining office in her usual loquacious nature had come in to gist. Minutes later, they set out to Marina. Lady T wasn’t too eager to make the 15minutes walk but conceded only after her boss called in to say he would turn in late.

Off they went to the General Post Office and then the Bank; while she moved from desk to desk exchanging pleasantries, Lady T sat quietly in one corner doing all she could to avoid the stare of the afro spotting Teller behind the counter. Moments later they were back on the streets making their way back to the office when shouts of excuse me rang through; it was the afro guy from the bank.

Good morning, he said, almost breathless from the chase.
Yes, good morning, she responded in giggles.
Excuse me, can I talk to your friend, he asked, looking across her shoulder towards Lady T who was standing within earshot.
Me? Came her reply, a little bemused too.
Yes, you. I just want to introduce myself, do you work around here?
Getting a little uneasy she responded in the negative, gave him a rather vague excuse and began the return journey to the office, leaving her partner behind. Later that evening, an uninvited guest showed up at the office – it was him again, afro guy! That snitch had told him where she would be!
Against her wish, he walked her halfway home that day, telling her his life history and how he liked her appearance and would want to date marry her. Many more after-office-hours strolls later, defying the Aguda Vs Saro marriage taboo myth, they tied the knot on 29th December that year – yes, your calculations are right, 3 months after.
Over 3 decades later, Lady T and Afro guy are still happily married with yours truly and the rest of the Charlies Angels to show for it. And that is the end of my story.
Happy Anniversary to my parents!!!
Happy holidays to you all, thanks for sharing my thoughts through the year. Hope you all found your points of elevation during the year? If you didn’t, not to worry, delay is not denial, those goals can still be achieved, only if you do not give up.
Here’s to a more rewarding 2012.


'Lara said...

Happy Anniversary to your parents...Happy holidays, hope you are having fun...God make us bigger in 2012.

dayor said...

Happy anniversary to your parents....and enjoy your holidays!

9jaFOODie said...

Awww... cute story. Happy Holidays!

LadyNgo said...

aw how sweet. Happy Anni to ur parents and many more happy blessed years ahead to them!

And happy new year in advance to u

@ilola said...

Looooolll. I was already saying in my mind that 'babe, you know you will haveto employ me to edit this strory of yours'.

Haooy anniversary to your parents o. Thank God for keeping them and their marriage

miss.fab said...

Haha cute. 3 months seems a tad short, but 30 years is clearly evidence that love plays by no rules. Amazing.

Happy new year!

T.Notes said...

Nice!!!!Happy anniversary to your parents!
And happy new year to you.

Okeoghene said...

That is so sweet. Happy Anniversary to your mom and dad. I wish them many more years together. Happy New year to you too

Tamie said...

lol..cute love story..congrats to your parents!
..and a beautiful 2012 to you!

H said...

Awww..that was a cute funny real story.
Happy Anniversary to your parents.

P.E.T. Projects said...

'Lara: Amen!

Dayor: where have you been? Lets talk

9jaFoodie: I still didnt get a taste of your meals this year... 2012 it shall be!

LadyNgo: Thanks

@ilola: Madam de madam... identifying every biz opportunity in a blink of an eye! LOL This story cannot be edited oh

Che said...

Happy anniversary to your parents. I love their love story. It's so cute. And theirs was a super swift courtship. WOW!!!!! Compliment of the season dear.

Myne Whitman said...

Lovely! Happy anniversary to them, and wishing them more years.

Happy holidays to you too!

Ginger said...

That Afro must have been very memorable :)

Wishing your parents many more happy days!!

MsJB said...

Aww Happy anniversary to them!
Happy holidays!!!

N.I.L (Naijamum in London) said...

Cute story LOL
Happy anniversary to your parents
I wish you the best all through 2012
Thanks for always checking up on me

stelzz said...

Happy Anniversary to your parents. For a while I thought that story was about

have a great new year filled with pleasant surprises all around.

Happy New Year

Mena UkodoisReady said...


what a romantic story, happy anniversary to your parents..Hope you enjoyed your break as well!!



Natural Nigerian said...

Lovely story. People usually calculate back don't they? Lol!

Hope you are having a Happy New Year

Daughter of Her King said...

Awwww such a nice story....

God will continue to bless their union...

I like. read it twice...

What is Aguda? I think saro is sierra leaone?

so wanted to ask you, how many blogs do u have??? as in I think i realised u have