I’ve been so bored in the last few days, despite all the activities going on around me.
My phone fell on the floor about a week ago and the battery was wrecked in the process.
So I couldn’t use a smartphone for a while.
I became so restless and emotional…that I actually shed a few tears.😥
If you have a phone addiction like me…do like this 👆
…what an “amebo-less” life that was.
And it was only for a few days o.
Anyway, my SR wouldn’t hear of me not having a phone and my mom had previously threatened to come down when she didn’t hear from me in 48 hours.
After searching my immediate neighborhood for a new battery without luck, I did what any responsible adult would do and bought a new smaller, phone.
Well, what do you expect of a phone worth N4,500?
The only plus was, it had space for 3 SIM cards. Not that I needed more than one anyway.
I was jejely using my new phone until one fine afternoon, a gentleman asked about my new phone and how much I bought it.
I told him.
Well, let’s just say the convo afterwards left me speechless.
Bottomline was, he thought I was too (what’s the word sef? Extravagant?) to have spent such an amount on an ordinary phone.
Tbh, I wanted an even cheaper phone but that was the best I could get then. Plus I didn’t have the luxury of time to visit more shops.
He then showed me his (alternate) phone. And I think he mentioned how way cheaper it was.
I was stunned.
In my mind I was like,
Bros, how is it even your business?
There I was still mourning the use of my old phone.
And this bros wants to add pepper to injury. Chai!
My Money. My Choice.
I eventually didn’t pay too much attention to how it ended, I guess I just ignored him and zoned out of the conversation.
The moral of my story is, why don’t we all learn to mind our business?
Does it take so much effort to keep our opinions of some things to ourselves?
I’ve come to a conclusion, like Courtesy, minding one’s business is a LIFE SKILL that should be learnt.
Even the bible says so.
“Make it your aim to live a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to earn your own living, just as we told you before.”
1 Thessalonians 4:11 GNB
- what to wear (including not wearing my eyeglasses all the time-not minding that I wear -5 lenses cos of Myopia, because I look prettier without it😏),
- where to live (how I should start writing some foreign exams so I can port ASAP👣- like I’m clueless about my own life😁,
- what specialty to apply for (and it better not be NeuroCardiothoracic Surgery) because I’m a woman and need more family time🙄) and even
- who to marry (I’m always reminded not to marry a short or dark skinned guy😂, so we don’t give birth to charcoal black dwarves. Boo, can you hear them?)
A number of times I’m tempted to just shut these well-meaning but ill-informed people up and say,
Thanks for your unsolicited advice but you’re NOT welcome.
I’ll be lying to say I don’t occasionally chook mouth inside people’s businesses too
Like when I randomly see someone’s wedding gown on Facebook or IG, and I’m like she should have made it longer or fuller or finer...and what not. And I do this a lot actually.🙈
Then I remember, it is really not my busines and I should save my energy for my own FUTURE wedding dress and other matters arising…😉
Gotta run now. A patient is waiting.🏩