Hey everyone, it’s me again… Asari, coming to you live with my stories; I hope I am not as boring as I feel I am. I know I am good at talking about my life but the truth is that most times, I feel as if ninety-nine percent of every tale I tell is quite boring. Okay, today was a very very funny day and I say funny because it started off terrible and ended in confusion and it’s all because today was supposed to be Abdul’s wedding day.
Yes, it was a very quick wedding that they planned; the time duration between their engagement and wedding wasn’t up to three weeks which made me wonder if Kate is pregnant. But nobody to ask; so I resigned myself to waiting until nine months to find out.
The way I discovered about the wedding was funny; I knew about their engagement but I honestly thought that they were going to get married in like six to eight months. I won’t lie; a part of me was hoping that they would break up before then. Okay, so back to the way I found out about their wedding date.
I was on my desk in the office doing my daily report after a very busy day and someone tapped me on the shoulder; it was Abdul. “Hey what’s up?” I greeted like he was a colleague I seldom bumped “I’m good, I came to see your boss” he replied following my energy and after two minutes of small talk he proceeded to my bosses table.
I wondered what he came to tell her that he couldn’t discuss with her on the phone but I ignored it allowing my imagination to convince me that he was there to see me but had to come up with a reason to come to my office but I was totally wrong. Because he came there to invite my boss for his wedding curtesy of his father who is one of our most important customers in that bank.
When my boss showed me the invitation card, I was totally crushed but I have devised a very effective system of not allowing myself feel down for more than thirty minutes when it comes to Abdul’s issue.
She showed me the invitation card and asked me if I wanted to go to the wedding with her “No!” I heard myself say then realizing how rude I may have sounded, I cleared my throat and explained to her that I had a very important doctor’s appointment that I couldn’t miss because the doctor wasn’t based in Nigeria “Oh I see, I hope all is well?” she asked “yes ma. It’s only a routine check-up for something I had some years ago” I replied praying that she wouldn’t ask me anymore questions and thank god she didn’t because I was ready to end that conversation.
As I went home the day that I found out about Abdul’s wedding date, I made a vow with myself not to allow myself get depressed no matter what. I came up with a list of things to do to get my mind off it and I did everything on that list. From binge watching comedy television shows to hiking and mountain climbing to hanging out with Ashezi and Lota or disturbing them to hang out; depending on the day.
I did everything to make me forget and it worked; to my very surprise it worked better than I expected until the actual wedding date arrived and that day which was today was absolutely insane.
Do you know what it feels like when you donate all your blood in the hospital with no replacement? Because I know what it feels like and that is exactly how I felt waking up to the thought of Abdul sealing the deal with Kate this morning.
Unfortunately for me, I called Ashezi and Lota to come and take me out but they were busy and promised to do so the next day. I was like a desperate coke head who needed her fix because I literally called everyone I knew to hangout but everyone seemed to be busy or could they smell my desperation? I really don’t know.
Ignored by everyone and desperate to do something to take my mind off the fact that today was Abdul’s wedding day; I called Tobe. Yes I did. I am ashamed that I did but I do not regret it.
Tobe was very happy to hear from me “I am on my way to a small resort in Keffi with friends, do you want to come? We will come back today” he asked
“Are you kidding me?” I thought to myself. It was an offer I was never going to refuse; an offer sent from above and I was sure that he was surprised that I agreed to go with him. He gave me an hour to get ready and by this time it was around 11:a.m. so he was coming to pick me by noon.
I showered and got dressed as fast as I could and by exactly noon Tobe called to tell me that he was in front of my house. As I opened the door to my house to leave, there he was. Impeccably dressed, Abdul, standing in front of my front door; I thought I was hallucinating at first until he said something. “Asari, I cannot marry Kate”.