My life....

...The Amazing life of a Young Adult. Adventures & Escapades of a mini-socialite. Life as I know it.

Location: London, United Kingdom

Monday, February 12, 2007

Monday 4:28

Finally, taking a break from my work project and emailing "Clients". I have 32 minutes left to run out of work before I am begged to stay behind, but for some reason I tell you time seems to be taking a nap.

I have so much catching up to do but dont really know where to start. I have a job now, thank God for that and I promise to be healthy till I die, hence why I am now pumping cups upon cups of water a day to have flawless skin and shed the spotty one I have now thanks to Chicken-Pox. Saying that, I find I share my time between the ladies and my desk each day, I drink then (get it!)

On my way back to my desk from one of my loo visit, I bumped into one of my Nigerian co-worker. I have never said a word to her before but I see her around the building, she called me over to her desk. Turns out she just got back from Dubai and decided to turn her workspace into a gold-trade centre. I so could not believe it. She had so called "Sterling Silver" (with her nigerian accent) that looked like aluminium wrapped in foil paper, men's watches and fashion rings displayed all over her. She must have seen the look of disgust on my face and decided to ask me if I prefer gold instead, before I could say anything, she brought out a huge suitcase from under her desk to show me what she had.

Told her I'll be back after work and rushed off, now i have to take the stairs out of the building this evening so as not to bump into her on my way to the lift. Actually, I would have to take the stairs this week cos I have no money for pahnda.

This got me thinking of my primary school, University of Lagos, Staff School. The teachers were just as bad when it came to trading within their jobs. Some made me hawk for them and go to other teachers to show them the products which was usually something with an awful smell like salty smoked fish or locust beans.... yuk


Blogger Vickii said...

I have news for you hun, you'll have to avoid her for much longer than a week ... you need to tell her you don't have money because you're supporting 8 children at home! I love the way she has never spoken to you until she wants something from you ... typical!

This is more like it ... welcome back!

5:31 PM  
Blogger NaijaBabe said...

lol, typical of nigeriansi can say i read ur blog from the beginning and im happy for u as per the job, welcome bk!

8:11 PM  
Blogger LondonBuki said...

Pahnda!! LOL! When last did I hear that???

Ccongrats on the job... Hope it's going well.

Take the stairs, keep telling yourself it's for exercise and not cos you are avoiding that TYPICAL Nigerian 'saleswoman'!

10:22 PM  
Blogger londonnaijachic said...

lol @ phanda!!!! had me in stitches.I used to go hawking for my teachers too back in secondary school but nothing like locust beans.eeeeeeeeeeew!

3:38 PM  
Blogger Biodun said...

Welcome back to the blog world, you have been missed!

9:59 PM  
Blogger Mocha said...

You went to Staff School???
So did I!!! I stumbled on your blog, was reading through feeling you [esp the bit about dropping a bra size! phew!] and then I saw you wrote you went to staff school!!
Thats just freaky!!
I remember one teacher even selling plantain in class!!
She was the go to woman for plantain!!And the teachers would usually send one of us to her!!LMAO!!

10:41 AM  
Blogger Kunle.... said...

Yes I went to Staff School oh and then straight to ISL after. Think my parents were in love with Unilag.

Thanks guys for your comments

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Sola said...

Don't even reming me off staff school, one of my teachers hunsbands must have worked at nestle or something like that, cus thwe woman always brought tonnes Maggi cubes to school, so she could sell it to the other teachers.

As for the the woman that tried to sell you pahnda, thats the funniest thing I've heard in a while.

good to have you back!!

11:38 AM  
Blogger 36 INCHES OF BROWN LEGS said...

pahnda!!! havent heard that in ages. first time on ur blog. Keep taking teh stairs, look at it this way, ud avoide miss pahnda and be get fit at the same time? cool ehn?

12:36 PM  
Blogger LondonBuki said...

It's been a whole week!

11:40 AM  
Blogger bimbylads said...

panda! lol.. cant believe that people hawk goods in GB offices as well.. dont i love being nigerian!

9:10 AM  
Blogger LondonBuki said...

How far now?

11:06 AM  
Blogger Mona said...

hahaha that is a classic really -- men that is the way oh...use the stairs, ull keep fit and itll come in handy during a fire drill lol

2:42 PM  
Blogger pink gloves said...

Just tell the woman you are broke, and dont have money. But then again she might spread that rumor around the office. Tell her you are allergic or something. or Simply just tell her no. than again knowing some pple she might not take that for an answer. Lol @ selling on the job. Naija pple sha, carry their back home mentality everywhere they go.
Nice blog btw!

6:05 AM  
Blogger WHISKEY PUZZLER said...

lovely page

7:43 PM  
Blogger dolly said...

congrats on the job

Nice post

10:30 AM  
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8:36 AM  
Anonymous deola said...

Lol! i went to staff school though..didnt expereince that sort of dilema!

12:15 PM  
Anonymous proud niggerian with an ACCENT! said...

first time on ur blog..and definately will be the last....

a bit disgusted at ur ''nigerian accent'' what is wrong with it? a nigerian, what accent is expected of her and even u?...anyone that speaks another mans accent is a fake!...

u guys should grow up!

10:46 PM  
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8:09 AM  
Blogger tps360 said...

Its better u give it to her point blank...taking alternative routes to your floor is just dam ridiculous..

8:11 AM  
Blogger JideSalu's Diary said...

Kunle, what happened...your last entry was in 2007...I really got into man.

Your style is cool. I have, if I must say so, a blog,a diary, that chronicles my experiences ever since I came back to Naija.

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Kunle, do not give up on blogging now....

4:15 PM  
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fresh blog!
check out mine as well-
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9:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a bit annoyed about how this Nigerian made fun of another Nigerian's accent. How do you expect her to speak?

7:16 PM  
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12:37 PM  

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