You know that Monday morning feeling?
When you really don’t want to leave the bed?
So, once again, you wish you could just be a very wealthy house wife?
So you can chill in an air conditioned house all day?
and not have to face human beings?
or this really hot Lagos sun?
But, you come back to reality
Ordinary teacher like you?
You have to face a few hundred students
In a classroom with only fans.
So, you get out of bed,
say a prayer (or have a devotion),
take a shower, dress up, put on makeup
and put on a smile,
hoping to have a great day.
Wait what? Why can’t my car’s door open?
And that’s when I noticed the dent in the front fender— some idiot had hit my car, given it a very deep dent and gone away, like he/she did nothing.
This just ruined my already self imposed happy Monday
I was extremely pissed
My plans for the day had a dramatic change
I had to spend about two hours at the panel beaters,
stayed under the scorching sun longer than expected
paid money that I am “managing”
and yet, it is still obvious that the car was hit.
But still, I smile—
because I wouldn’t allow a stupid one ruin my day or week!