About 3 months later, betty told me that she had
informed her brother about the job fixing, but she said
aunty bimpe wasn’t in support of it and she had
poisoned her brother’s mind. She told me that bimpe
said I cannot be trusted and that I’m a gold digger who
only wanted to ruin and drain the family investments.
She told me that she tried to convince her brother but
bimpe had always been against me.
“Chaiii, this bimpe again?”
” Why is this girl against my success na?.
I told her its ok and she shouldn’t worry, but betty
assured me that I would get a job, she gave my CV to
an interior decoration firm in lekki and I was called for
a test/interview another 2 months later.
The test was fixed on a monday so I took the some
days off at work in ado on friday and told my manager
that I would resumed on Wednesday, he wasn’t happy
with my 2 days absence but I tried to convince him
that I wanted to travel to write a professional exam
and he latter accepted.
That friday afternoon, I left work at 3pm and travelled
to akure to visit segun after 6 months that we never
saw each other, he was aware of my trip to lagos and
he gave me his usual training and orientations. I
travelled to lagos from akure and got to my cousin’s
place in mushin at 11pm. I had my bath and was later
chatting with betty on how we would go about the job
test and interview and we agreed to meet at her house
on saturday morning.
On saturday, I dressed up and went to lekki to meet
betty,. I was welcomed and entertained and I sat down
in the living room, betty was alone at home at that
Me: where is bimpe?
BETTY: she went out to a party
ME: what about daniella?
BETTY: she is sleeping upstairs.
ME: ok, I didn’t see your car in the compound. Is it
BETTY: not at all, Aunty bimpe took it out.
BETTY: her highlander is having problem, so the
mechanic took it away to fix it.
ME: “chaii!!, Bimpe dey drive highlander and me never
get okada??”. Ok dear. When will she be back?.
BETTY: I can’t say, maybe 3 hours time.
ME: how about your uncle?
BETTY: he doesn’t stay at home most weekends. He is
doing a partime business course with a foreign
university who has affiliate in Abuja,
ME: hmmmmm, no wonder I have never seen him since
I have been coming here.
BETTY: smiled. So , let’s talk about the job.
ME: yeah, how do we go about it?.
BETTY: onihaxy, wait a minute. Are you sure there is
nothing else apart from the fight you had with Aunty
bimpe in potharcout?
ME: why do you ask?
BETTY: because she so much disliked you. Infact, she
doesn’t want to hear anything related to you. The other
day when our purchase manager resigned. I was trying
to talk to bro henry to fix you in and you need to see
how aunty bimpe was so much against you.
BETTY: she said you are a gold digger, that you were
sacked from somewhere in portharcout because you
stole the firm’s money. Bla bla bla.
ME: and you believed her.
BETTY: no, I don’t. Because you don’t look like
someone who could do such. But there was no way I
could win the argument.
ME: hmmmmm, o ga oooo.
BETTY: even so many times, she had painted you black
to me and gave me reasons to dump you. But trust me,
I would never do that.
ME: waooh, you mean bimpe did all these things?
BETTY: why would I lie?.
ME: ***took a deep breadth***
BETTY: so onihaxy, is there something I need to
ME: not at all.
BETTY: ok, if you say so, so as I was saying. The
interior decoration firm is owned by my father’s friend.
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He used to travel out and also import furnitures and
interiors to nigeria.
Me: so what would be my job position there?.
BETTY: he needed a marketing manager and I
convinced him that I have someone who is capable.
ME: haaa, betty, I don’t know much about marketing
BETTY: its not something difficult jaree. You will just
design proposals, go round hotels, offices, companies,
online etc to seek for clients for him. That’s all.
ME: do you think I would be able to handle this thing
BETTY: I believe in you onihaxy, I believed you can do
it. What you just need is the connections to people
who would be your clients and I’m willing to help you
Me: thanks so much dear.
BETTY: transportation won’t be your problem, bacause
an official car should be given to you for easy
marketing. And the bigger your clients, the higher your
take home packages.
ME: like how much is the salary?.
BETTY: I don’t have idea oo. But I think he should be
paying between 70 to 100k per month sha. You know
here is lekki, so take homes should be at that range.
ME: “chaiii, official car + huge take home, my own don
better ooooo” thanks dear.
BETTY: you are welcome, so dear, I want you to
prepare hard for the test and interview. I want you to
get this job and shame aunty bimpe. I seriously want
you to be bigger than 30k monthly salary.
ME: thanks dear.
BETTY: but please, I don’t want aunty bimpe to be
aware oo, she might go behind me and poison the
man’s mind because he knew bimpe too.
BETTY: don’t worry, you are safe after getting the job, I
just want it to be secret for now.
Me: trust me now. We don’t even relate or talk, so how
will I get to tell her?.
BETTY: that’s my darling. ***hugs***
Betty and I continued gisting untill daniella woke up
and bimpe also arrived. She eyed me as usual after
saying ‘Hi” when she saw me in the house, bimpe climb
upstairs and betty told me that I need to start going so
as to prepare well for the test. I left lekki at around
5pm and went back to mushin.
I was at oshodi on sunday morning at around 8am to
buy new shoe and tie because I didn’t come with tie
and my shoe doesn’t look good for a lekki interview. I
was under the bridge pricing shoe when I got a call, I
looked at the screen and it was betty. I smiled and
ME: hi darling ***bedroom voice***
STRANGE VOICE: its not betty, this is bimpe ***