Thu. Feb 15th, 2024

About 3 months later, betty told me that she had

informed her brother about the job fixing, but she said

aunty bimpe wasn’t in support of it and she had

poisoned her brother’s mind. She told me that bimpe

said I cannot be trusted and that I’m a gold digger who

only wanted to ruin and drain the family investments.

She told me that she tried to convince her brother but

bimpe had always been against me.

“Chaiii, this bimpe again?”

” Why is this girl against my success na?.

I told her its ok and she shouldn’t worry, but betty

assured me that I would get a job, she gave my CV to

an interior decoration firm in lekki and I was called for

a test/interview another 2 months later.

The test was fixed on a monday so I took the some

days off at work in ado on friday and told my manager

that I would resumed on Wednesday, he wasn’t happy

with my 2 days absence but I tried to convince him

that I wanted to travel to write a professional exam

and he latter accepted.

That friday afternoon, I left work at 3pm and travelled

to akure to visit segun after 6 months that we never

saw each other, he was aware of my trip to lagos and

he gave me his usual training and orientations. I

travelled to lagos from akure and got to my cousin’s

place in mushin at 11pm. I had my bath and was later

chatting with betty on how we would go about the job

test and interview and we agreed to meet at her house

on saturday morning.

On saturday, I dressed up and went to lekki to meet

betty,. I was welcomed and entertained and I sat down

in the living room, betty was alone at home at that


Me: where is bimpe?

BETTY: she went out to a party

ME: what about daniella?

BETTY: she is sleeping upstairs.

ME: ok, I didn’t see your car in the compound. Is it


BETTY: not at all, Aunty bimpe took it out.

Me: why?,

BETTY: her highlander is having problem, so the

mechanic took it away to fix it.

ME: “chaii!!, Bimpe dey drive highlander and me never

get okada??”. Ok dear. When will she be back?.

BETTY: I can’t say, maybe 3 hours time.

ME: how about your uncle?

BETTY: he doesn’t stay at home most weekends. He is

doing a partime business course with a foreign

university who has affiliate in Abuja,

ME: hmmmmm, no wonder I have never seen him since

I have been coming here.

BETTY: smiled. So , let’s talk about the job.

ME: yeah, how do we go about it?.

BETTY: onihaxy, wait a minute. Are you sure there is

nothing else apart from the fight you had with Aunty

bimpe in potharcout?

ME: why do you ask?

BETTY: because she so much disliked you. Infact, she

doesn’t want to hear anything related to you. The other

day when our purchase manager resigned. I was trying

to talk to bro henry to fix you in and you need to see

how aunty bimpe was so much against you.

Me: how?

BETTY: she said you are a gold digger, that you were

sacked from somewhere in portharcout because you

stole the firm’s money. Bla bla bla.

ME: and you believed her.

BETTY: no, I don’t. Because you don’t look like

someone who could do such. But there was no way I could win the argument.

ME: hmmmmm, o ga oooo.

BETTY: even so many times, she had painted you black

to me and gave me reasons to dump you. But trust me,

I would never do that.

ME: waooh, you mean bimpe did all these things?

BETTY: why would I lie?.

ME: ***took a deep breadth***

BETTY: so onihaxy, is there something I need to


ME: not at all.

BETTY: ok, if you say so, so as I was saying. The

interior decoration firm is owned by my father’s friend.


He used to travel out and also import furnitures and

interiors to nigeria.

Me: so what would be my job position there?.

BETTY: he needed a marketing manager and I

convinced him that I have someone who is capable.

ME: haaa, betty, I don’t know much about marketing


BETTY: its not something difficult jaree. You will just

design proposals, go round hotels, offices, companies,

online etc to seek for clients for him. That’s all.

ME: do you think I would be able to handle this thing


BETTY: I believe in you onihaxy, I believed you can do

it. What you just need is the connections to people

who would be your clients and I’m willing to help you

with that.

Me: thanks so much dear.

BETTY: transportation won’t be your problem, bacause

an official car should be given to you for easy

marketing. And the bigger your clients, the higher your

take home packages.

ME: like how much is the salary?.

BETTY: I don’t have idea oo. But I think he should be

paying between 70 to 100k per month sha. You know

here is lekki, so take homes should be at that range.

ME: “chaiii, official car + huge take home, my own don

better ooooo” thanks dear.

BETTY: you are welcome, so dear, I want you to

prepare hard for the test and interview. I want you to

get this job and shame aunty bimpe. I seriously want

you to be bigger than 30k monthly salary.

ME: thanks dear.

BETTY: but please, I don’t want aunty bimpe to be

aware oo, she might go behind me and poison the

man’s mind because he knew bimpe too.

Me: haaaa.

BETTY: don’t worry, you are safe after getting the job, I

just want it to be secret for now.

Me: trust me now. We don’t even relate or talk, so how

will I get to tell her?.

BETTY: that’s my darling. ***hugs***

Betty and I continued gisting untill daniella woke up

and bimpe also arrived. She eyed me as usual after

saying ‘Hi” when she saw me in the house, bimpe climb

upstairs and betty told me that I need to start going so

as to prepare well for the test. I left lekki at around

5pm and went back to mushin.

I was at oshodi on sunday morning at around 8am to

buy new shoe and tie because I didn’t come with tie

and my shoe doesn’t look good for a lekki interview. I

was under the bridge pricing shoe when I got a call, I

looked at the screen and it was betty. I smiled and

picked up.

ME: hi darling ***bedroom voice***

STRANGE VOICE: its not betty, this is bimpe ***




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