David is back from “Lagos” or “Hotel Lagoon” and I’m still contemplating how to handle this situation.
What happened to the man I used to love so much? All I can see now is a disgusting worm in suit. I have been avoiding my friends and they are beginning to wonder why. I have been spending time working out my frustration at the gym.
“Babe, you need to go shopping for some beverages.” I turn around to see a good looking man I thought I loved, standing by the door. “Why don’t you do it”, I say. He shoots me a look of surprise. I quickly change my mind, deciding I need the space.
As I leave I call my friend Bunmi to talk to her and she asks me to come over. Sitting with her, I open up about everything, crying bitterly. She does the normal girl soothing, “He is not worth it darling”. Amaka walks in and the story is retold. She flips out and I feel so relieved letting it all out. Next came the big question: What will you do? I may be utterly clueless but one thing was sure… I won’t just sit there and continue to let this man dominate my life. Amaka, always the blunt one said, “Anita snap out of it. It’s time you get a hold of your life, like a job for starters”. I leave there in a daze and head to the supermarket to get the groceries.
So many thoughts run through my head as I wheel my cart into the food section. Lo and behold, I see the lady that my so called man has been sleeping with. I watch from a distance, she’s everything I’m not; tall, slim, rightly proportioned everywhere, and a stunning face. I close my eyes and I see David’s face calling me fat. I get so angry I walk up to her, “Hello”, she turns smilingly and says “Hi”. I reply, “How’s my boyfriend in bed, because I know you are sleeping with him”, she looks at me in surprise, and I continue “Oh please cut the crap, women like you feel because you’ve got the body and whatever, you can use it to get any man you want. I spent how many years of my life with that man and yet what do I get? You!! Enjoy it while it lasts”.”For your information, I am more a woman than you will ever be in your life. Oh, and if you don’t know who I’m talking about, its David”. By the time I was done I realized that people were watching, so I just walked out of the supermarket. “Did I just do that?”, I ask myself.
As I exhale in relief over my outburst, I hear, “He said you were his housekeeper, besides you are not his type”. I turn around and watch this lady that has caused me so much hurt walk away with a lot of dignity.
As I pulled into the compound I realize that all the lights were off. Did I waste that amount of time? I wonder, as the events of the evening replays in my head. I pull out my keys and unlock the door. As I try to find the light switch I receive a sharp smack on my face, “How dare you harass Hanna in public?”
Suddenly, I realize that David had just slapped me for the first time since I met him and it was because of another woman.
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