Are women their own worst enemies? Well…it is actually subjective but there is the general view that women have issues amongst themselves. When Heaven told me her story, I could not help but wonder why women do not have each others back. The competition is real for who is more beautiful, endowed and accomplished. There would always be a woman prettier, taller, more shapely, more intelligent. No one can win the race in the battle for who has it all in the women folk. There would always be someone ahead and someone behind.
Heaven had narrated how she had gone to submit an application a day after closure. It was partly her fault but circumstances made her a day late. She had got the information late from her colleagues. The day they went to submit theirs, she was unavoidably absent-on a research mission. Heaven had summoned courage despite her colleagues telling her that it was already late. For Heaven, it was better to try than not to try at all. The next day, she gathered all her hard copy of credentials, dressed corporately and matched to the office that advertised the vacancy to submit her application.
On getting to the office, the man at the entrance gave her a little hope but another man was kinda haughty and not bulging. The haughty man had directed Heaven to singlehandedly give the application to the woman -in-charge. The other kindhearted man beckoned to him that they should help but his partner was adamant. He even expressed his fears to his colleagues that the woman-in-charge might shout at her for late arrival. In the end, Heaven had to go and meet the "woman" herself as all persuasion amounted to nothing.
The "woman" was exact opposite of Heaven-no weave-on(short natural hair instead), no make up, no earrings, very long skirt…did you know after Heaven explained to the woman the reason for her late submission of the application, the woman literally threw Heaven out. The woman told Heaven to go outside the building. And that was where she attended to her.
Please who does that?
While outside, Heaven was muttering prayers that God touches the woman's heart and that she gets to submit the application. When the "woman" came out,she clung to the close door handle and what came out her mouth was without conscience. First of all, her body language was we don't want you here. The woman shut the door. And then she said it was pointless using a flimsy excuse or looking for a criteria that made Heaven unqualified. That's how Heaven left defeated. No mercy from her fellow woman. Even if she rejected Heaven’s application, did she have to do so crudely???
What do you think? Do women have each others back? Why do we compete with each other? Please share your thoughts, I am itching to hear from you.