Adebimpe The Facebook Girl

6 years ago

***sweating inside AC**

I stood up to place a
order for Betty. I got to the counter and
my wallet to pay for what I bought. I realized I
had just 1,500naira left with me.

I returned
back to my table with a forced smile pretending
to be ok, but deep down inside me, I wasn’t

BETTY: **smiled** thanks for the meal

ME: **smile by force** you are welcome.

BETTY: **eating** so, tell me about your occupation.

ME: **lost in thoughts** you mean me?

BETTY: yes na.

ME: ehmmm, I work as a secretary and also a
P.A to the manager of a pure water company.

BETTY: that’s nice.

ME: ***eating my remaining pie with force***
you are welcome.

BETTY: so, how is your girlfriend?, tell me about

ME: me?, girlfriend?

BETTY: yes. You look uncomfortable, hope no problem?

ME: not at all, I was just wondering if I locked
my room door properly this morning when

BETTY: eeyah. Sorry oo, so answer my question

ME: I don’t have any girlfriend at the moment.

BETTY: hmmmm, what happen to the previous
one you had?

ME: she left me for a rich guy, so I have decided
to work hard and make money before going
into another relationship.
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BETTY: eeyah, sorry about that.

ME: you are welcome.

BETTY: so when will you have enough money for
another relationship?

ME: hopefully soon.

BETTY: **smiled*** so what makes you think
the next girl won’t dump you for another richer dude?.

ME: that’s one of my greatest fear

BeTTY: you are so funny onihaxy.

ME: thanks oooooo. So what about you?, how
about your guy?.

BETTY: hmmmmmmm, he is fine.

ME: why hmmmmm?. I sensed something fishy

BETTY: well, its a story for another day. Where
do you say you are living?

ME: not too far from here.

BETTY: maybe I would try to visit you before I
return to lag.

ME: waoooh, I will be happy. When are you

BETTY: ending of this month

ME: that’s 3 weeks from now.

BETTY: yeah.

ME: **smiled** so tell me more about you.

BETTY: hmmm, ask me what you want to
about me

ME: you told me you graduated last year. So do
you work?

BETTY: hmmmmm, not really.

ME: I don’t understand

BETTY: I’m managing somewhere and still job
hunting. Will you help me with a job?

ME: here in ado or lagos?

BETTY: me?, Ado for where?, this your local village?

ME: for where?. Na state capital ooooo ”

BETTY: hmmmm, if not for my grandma who
refused to come to lag, will I ever step into

ME: hmmmmm

BETTY: you have a nice look, feminine face and
nice lips. Keep it up

ME: hmmmmmm. Teasing me abi?

BETTY: not at all

ME: you aren’t looking bad as well. You are even
prettier in real life than in pictures

BETTY: **laughs***

We continued to gist, make jokes and chat on
random topics for the next 25 minutes.

BETTY: I would soon be going, I told grandma I won’t stay long.

ME: **heart beat faster and shocked*** eeyah.
So till when?

BETTY: we would talk on phone now

ME: ***chaii, how will I pay for the take aways
oooo*** ok dear.

BETTY: let me get the take away, **stood up
and walked to the counter and I followed***

She approached the table and ordered for 3
take-aways of rice. The cashier told us that it
was 3k. “Chai, wetin I go do oooooo?”. I smiled
and dipped my hand in my back pocket to remove my wallet.

I flipped through it and
counted the money. “Oops, the cash on me
isn’t enough”. I brought out my ATM card and
told the cashier that I wanted to use POS.
“What is POS?” The cashier asked.
” Point of sales machine” I replied.

The cashier replied “We don’t have that here. If
you want to use ATM, walk down to the 3rd
junction and branch inside, you would see an
ATM to use there”.

Betty was just smiling at me as she stood still
there looking at the drama between the cashier
and I.

She dipped her hand inside her purse
and paid the cashier. I looked at her and I was

I felt so embarrassed and don’t know
what to utter.

We walked out of the eatery and people were staring at us as we are walking out, “chaii,
shame catch me but I just locked up” . I
opened the door and we stood outside the
eatery for a little chat.
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ME: I didn’t check my wallet earlier sha. I didn’t
know that I don’t have sufficient money in my wallet. Please follow me to the ATM and let me
withdraw some money for you.

BETTY: **smiled** don’t worry onihaxy,I am not
asking for a refund.

ME: ***began to form again*** no now betty, I
promised to buy the take aways for you earlier so let me pay for it.

BETTY: ok, if you insist, then keep it till the
time we will meet, I will collect it then.

ME: ok dear. So which one would take you
home faster, a taxi or a bike?.

BETTY: ****smiling and silent***

ME: hmmm, always smiling, ok, I think a bike
would be better

BETTY: ***smiling continued****

We hugged and I held her hand as we walked
toward the main road. I stopped a bike and told
the bike man to take betty to her destination.

She just stood still for about 10seconds smiling
before telling the bike man to go. I was
and I told her “don’t you like the bike or you want to take a taxi?”.

She smiled and reply
“not really, I don’t need a bike”.

She held her nylon on one hand and her purse
on the other hand. She walked about 5 feet
from where we stood and walked towards a Honda EOD packed by the side of the road.

opened her purse and brought out a key,
opened the door and entered. I stood still with
my mouth wide open and speechless.

drove to the position where I was standing
and she lowered the glass of the door.
“Onihaxy, come inside, let me drop you off ”
“Don’t worry dear, I wanted to visit a friend
the next street” I replied.

She waved at me and drove off. I stood still there and it seems as if the ground should
and swallow me as I was watching the car
moving away slowly.


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