Adebimpe The Facebook Girl
I picked the phone and checked the message. It
was a text from
my uncle in Ado-ekiti, telling me that the job
we earlier discussed
about had clicked, and he told me to call him.
I was so happy and joyous as I kept screaming “halleluyah” in my
room. I was the happiest man on earth that
night. I checked my
account balance but didn’t have sufficient
Thank God my neighbour “mama iyabo” the gossiper sells airtime.
I went to knock on the door of her room that
night at around 9pm
to purchase airtime. I recharged my phone and
dialled my uncle’s
ME: hello sir,
UNCLE: “bawo ni” onihaxy
ME: I’m fine sir. I got your message
UNCLE: yes, did you remember that mega
supermarket I told you
ME: yes sir
UNCLE: the one at Ado ekiti where I submitted
your CV 3 months
ago and I said it was owned by my boss?
ME: yes sir.
UNCLE: well, the manager there just resigned because he got a job
with an oil company.
ME: ok sir
UNCLE: so I have begged and discuss with my
boss that I want my
son to work with him. He said you should come this friday for an
ME: uncle, what about test? Will there be no
test before the
UNCLE: I’m telling you that I have perfected everything, you are
talking about test. Abeg, just come with your
and also make photocopies. I can assure you
that you will get the
job. I can guarantee that one.
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ME: uncle, thank you so much. I’m forever
grateful to you.
UNCLE: ignore that. What are we families for?.
Ever since the
death of your father who is my elder brother, I
have vowed to be with you and stand by you like a father for
you, so its my
ME: ***sobbing on remembrance of my late
dad*** thank you sir.
UNCLE: my boss said he needed someone who is good on
computer so I told him you have certificate in
Oracle and Java
aside your B.sc and NYSC discharge certificate.
ME: yes I have them, thank you so much sir.
UNCLE: so, just prepare well for the interview, and according to my
investigation, the previous manager earns
85,000 per month. And
I’m sure there would be some other stipends
looting aside his basic salary. So if you are smart of which I
believe you are, you would make close to 150k
ME: thank you sir.
UnCLE: but please, don’t disappoint me and
don’t put me to trouble when you get the job please. Anyways,
I trust you .
ME: thank you sir, I would be at Ado on
thursday evening sir.
UNCLE: alright, no problem. Bye
ME: bye ***hanged up**** I began to sing songs of praises to almighty
God. I was so happy
even without going for the interview yet.
“Well, today is sunday, I will make the
photocopies on tuesday” I
thought to myself. The following day which was monday, I went
to work with joy and
happiness all written on my face. I went
straight to my boss to
take permission to be absent on friday.
wasn’t ok with the permission but I kept begging him that I
wanted to go for a
professional exam. He told me he would deduct
naira from my salary which I replied him to go
ahead, “how much is 1k compared to 100k+ that I would make
from the first pay of
my new job?”.
On closing for the day, I stopped over at
segun’s place to discuss
the latest development with him as it is our custom that we don’t
hide anything from each other. He was happy
with it and wished
me well. From segun’s house, I returned home,
ate my dinner after
bathroom shower and I slept off. I woke up on tuesday morning and prepared
for work. I have
gotten inside the cab before I remember that I
wanted to make
photocopies of my credentials, but time
wasn’t on my side as I couldn’t return home to pick my credentials file
because I was
almost late. I exercised patience till I returned
home after the
closure of the day.
I got home at 6:39pm on tuesday. I had stopped by at the
computer center located at the entrance of
our road and I told him
to wait for me to reach home and return back
to make photocopies
before he closed for the day. After pulling off my shoes and removing my
tie. I changed my
cloths to a casual wear and picked my palm
slippers. I raised my
hands up to the top of my wardrobe to pick
my credentials file before proceeding to make photocopies.
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I just thought of it that I should check inside of
it to see if I still
have a copy of my C.V inside it or print out
another one from my
email. Who knows?, I might need the C.V during the interview.
I was shocked and weak as I unhook the
button on the case file to
My B.sc certificate, NYSC certificate, Oracle
certificate and Java certificate were all missing. I poured out
everything on the floor to
search all through again and I still couldn’t find
all the four
“But all these credentials were inside this bag before I left the
GNLD office in niger state na?”
” I was so sure because I brought them out
even at the venue and
then returned them inside the same bag”.
***can somebody please wake me up, this must be a
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