Wednesday, 24 February 2016

When he is not just in your league???


So there are some people that cannot fill in the gap no matter what. But they are also God creations naa. Brings me to the story of Sheneneh.

She is a Masters degree holder and works in telecommunications company. Sheneneh is not your everyday lady. She has ambition to go for a PhD degree.She is what we call a very independent woman.Shoes on her feet-she bought it. Clothes she wears-she bought them. House she lives in-she bought it.  For her relationship is 50/50.

That's how the other day, someone came to block her. It was in the bank. She had gone to deposit some money into her account. While she was removing the money from her bag, a flier dropped. She had picked it up and it drew attention she did not expect.

The security man could identify with the flier. It was for an upcoming programme in a church that he attended too.

The guy summoned courage and that's how he started chatting Sheneneh up.
" Do you also attend CCA?"
"CCA?" She answered back with a question.Nigerians and answering question with question.
" I mean Christ Church Apostolic?"
Now she could not lie or feign surprise so Sheneneh answered in the affirmative acknowledging that he must have seen the flier.

It didn't end there he went on .
"I also attend CCA. I am in bible study unit?"
In Sheneneh's mind she was like did I ask you. That's how the security guy was talking until the bomb dropped after she had done what she needed to do at the bank and was on her way out.
"Lemme have your number?" The security lad asked.

Sheneneh had already calculated...two plus two must add up to four oo.This security guard has liver to chike her even with her class.
Sheneneh did not want to appear like a snub so she was "politely rude". In the end,she ended up giving the security guy ela. Meanwhile an onlooker, another customer in the bank started singing "nobody wey no fit too make am" by  Patoranking. Her conscience would not let her be so she went back to the bank to collect his number than give him hers.  At least that was fair enough if she needed him he was among her contacts ko?

It doesn't go because he is not in her league.
Am sure sisters out there can relate to this. There are certain occupations, permit to list them that are not in your league especially if you are educated e.g ("comment reserve")you know now???
But wait shebi Rome was not built in day.And we know that these people are human beings also created by God. Personally, if you are not in my league i might not be good enough especially if you are someone that I would not be proud of. Mind you I am not a snob cos I'm very approachable.
Some guys be like- be doing shakara when you get to a certain age then you realise man na man(any man would do?) because oko won lo de ( translation men are scarce)# Well that's another talk for another day. Back to the matter, are there people you regard out of your league? It is not snobbery, I think its what we should call  ones standard.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Stereotyping...a human thing?


 Take a good look at the picture above. You have already formed stereotypes without blinking twice. The guy in the left would appear to you as someone  obviously into drugs because of his dress sense and looks. On the other hand, the guy in the right would strike as a banker or  a lawyer or any white collar job person. Reason that he is wearing a suit. But he could also be into drugs but the suit has formed a stereotype already.

We just cant seem to get over forming stereotypes. I think it is part of human beings. Sometimes it is wrong , other times it is true. It just kind of guides the way one would accept the other person... Other stereotypes that I have come across are listed below:

 Supposing a lady all made up with long nails and short dress should start preaching in a bus, people would raise eyebrows because they have formed stereotypes that she can not be "born again" whereas if another lady covers her head and is dressed in " mary amaka" one might be tempted to believe that she is really a brethren#Stereotypes

It is usually assumed tall guys are basketball players. might be surprised  that he is no where near  Michael Jordan.

 Another one is that ladies with beard are very wicked. Apparently it is like I have beards ( just three or four strands down my chin). Didnt even know until one guy drew my attention to it when we were discussing one day like that and ever since then the blade had been my best buddy weekly. But I am not wicked  that I am certain of.

And that any politician/government official /police with pot belly is corrupt, really?

Guys who have several foldings at the back of their head(kpomo) must be very wealthy. It is assumed that they amassed so much wealth that it had  gone to form folds at the back of his head. Please do you research and lemme know if it is true.

 This one is standard- Ijebu people are tightfisted. I have been in the midst of people from this part of the country and I think it holds oo. They don't like waste and dropping money is always an issue.

Edo people are into voodoo. Hmmm...Every Nigerian tribe virtually has witches and wizards but it looks like their headquarters is in....

Ibo people and money go together.  The Ibo people are so money conscious. Don't blame them, money makes the world go round. I am not Ibo but I like money too or don't you?

Other stereotypes include:
-Calabar girls make good cooks

-All bus conductors are school dropouts

-All tall girls are models

-Short people are aggressive and don't like intimidation

-Warri no dey carry last

-People from Ondo/Ekiti are very learned

-Left handed people are very brilliant...well, i  have not confirmed but so I heard. And then...

People who wear glasses are intelligent and first class materials. This one is very deceitful. Back in college, I was drawn to guys who wore glasses because I assumed they were very brilliant. Some people have developed tactics and started wearing glasses to create an illusion and impression to people....At a point, I wanted to wear glasses by force.

 How about every young unmarried woman in church prayer point is for God to give her husband. I mean there are other things that are pressing her like her business, visa, promotion,employment, money, a car, traveling abroad, education ...must it be that all she wants in life is just a husband???

 Please are there other stereotypes you can think of? Lets share....