Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Na till Eternity?

Posted by Oyinlola Sobowale on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 in , | 16 comments
She looks so stunning today, he thought to himself. With the looks of a river goddess like those paraded at the yearly Osun-Oshogbo Festival. He knows he is lucky to have her, a real damsel she is with eyes as clear as liquid soda; teeth impeccable and as white as snow. That figure! Oh that figure!! MyMyMy, that figure!!! Every African man's dream...so full, yet so su-ccu-lent. He is happy to be called her man, who wouldn't want such a beauty?

Only that...

They have been friends for just six months though he has high hopes of taking things to the next level. He means to ask her tonight at the stadium after watching their favorite team in action.

Only that...

True, they seem to like the same recreational activities. Yeah, some compatibility in there but he has some doubts nonetheless. Carol is a natural beau, no doubt about that even in her jersey with hair undone, she looks like a million dollar bucks...see her hips sway as she sashays towards him but she seems to like a lot of things. Her zest for fun is more than he can contain sometimes.

"Hey honeybae," Carol called out, her long strides matching Dinma's as they reached out to each other for a soft peck on the cheek.

"Little missy", was Dinma's response, playfully ruffling her hair just the way she likes it. "We have to hurry now before the game starts or you wanna eat something before we hit the stadium?"

"Yeah...maybe. Some baked herb-crusted chicken with ice-cream," she smiled

"Okey dokey, let's get the lady energized for some cheering later on," Dinma winked and opened the passenger door so she could rest from standing on her newly acquired 6" Steve Madden. He made a circular move to the driver side, key in ignition, David Gray's Babylon on replay and they were good to go.

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"So how come your hair is undone? I noticed it's been this way for weeks now, you've been too busy or what?" he made a sideways glance

"We...well, not exactly,"

"So what exactly?" he asked again making his way into the mall right at the corner street before the stadium 

"I just don't have the money to buy a weave-on that would suit my face and last too"

"Hmmm...so how much will that cost" Dinma asked 

"A hundred and fifty thousand Naira. A pack is actually seventy-five and that's because I'll be buying 32" plus I'll also be needing two for a better bounce," she said excitedly with hands in her laps

And Dinma replied with derision, "wetin sef, na till eternity? I've not even finished paying for the shoe you are wearing, I got it off sis with promise to pay next month!"

Writer's note - An interesting conversation with a friend sparked off the line of thought that inspired this short story. Personally, I haven't bought a weave that expensive and it won't happen...I know someone would probably go, "it's because you don't have the money," but truly even if my bank accounts held so much with my investments scattered across the globe, I wouldn't spend such huge amount on hair! Na till eternity?

This sudden obsession and aggressively acquisitive nature of girls tire me. Almost every girl believes 'divine luxury' is for her. The money go just rain from heaven na, make you nor go work. When did women stop taking pride in earning and spending their own money? If you must buy any of those Brazilian, Peruvian, Indian, Mongolian, Malaysian, Miranda, Cambodian and all the many 'ians' weaves, by all means spend your money on them. If you find it naturally discomfiting to spend your hard-earned money on such, why bother the young man about it? 

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16 comments:

  1. You de vex o! shuo? There are plenty of us spending our money on this thing na...

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  2. Some guys, to impress their friends, go out of their way to get it for you...mine does!

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  3. I agree that women should start to take pleasure in earning their own money. As for me, I can buy a 150k hair extension when I become a multimillionaire. The cost of it will be only one millionth of my worth and I can have money to do other things that are of greater value to God and mankind.

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  4. Nah till I eternity? Lol. The guy could not contain his surprise. Some people live for this type of things while others do not. To each his own

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  5. I personally can't part with huge amount for extension but then again if buying such will make you happy then do so without saddling another person with the responsibility of footing the bill especially if the person de ask "na till eternity" lol!

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  6. Lol. Serious vexation. They are not even lovers yet na abi I got the taking to the next level wrong ni? Anyways, to each its own. Different strokes for different folks. Some men love to buy these stuffs and some women can afford it. Girls have lost lives, virginity, etc untop Bold5. 150k weave isn't a luxury if you can afford it but it is for me and I'm not a fan of such as I have my long natural hair that I do take care of.

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  7. Interesting, after reading your post and also reading all the comments, one begins to wonder what is more important to most of the ladies of our time? is it all the luxuries of this life? does it even matter to most of them how the guy earns the money? i just feel sad for our generation, that's why we end up with so many single parents nowadays.... most people don't know why they are even getting married... a lot of soul searching will help instead of cheap luxuries that won't last a life time..... Big ups for standing up and stating the obvious

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  8. why is everybody anonymous na ? Personally i wouldn't buy such. I think its not a luxury if you can afford it. But when I mean afford it, i mean like you make a million in a month and you never need to save for ir

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  9. @ ""wetin sef, na till eternity? I've not even finished paying for the shoe you are wearing, I got it off sis with promise to pay next month!" hehehehehe now that was Epic... The thing about me is that i have a kinda short fuse as regards money, and I never.. ( no the emphasis didnt show well enough ) I NEVERRR!!! give to a lady that asks..Except its her birthday sha.. I mean if I am dating you, I will know your needs nah even without you saying a word... ( your needs not wants ooo) by the way one lady I am loving asked for mac lipstick jokingly.. I might just buy her a pair from my savings :) Mehn that shi is 4500 haba!! Why doesnt she just use palm oil 200 a bottle.. No be teh same Red effect.. :( **Shrugs

    The thing is modern day relationships are based on a lot of wrong things.. Sex for 22 minutes straight, Luxury, Social status, Instagram life and all.. Very few now love because of love.. I think we all need to set our priorities right. I mean i dont have a very ghen ghen paying job yet, but the little i make, i struggle to save a huge chunk of, soo if my woman starts to make ridiculous requests yeah (except its her birthday) then i will most certainly walk away. I mean Peruvian ko, Jamaican ni... You have your Nigerian hair biko, abeg rock it and be proudly Nigerian. hehehehe @ na till Eternity.. Now that shi is funny aswear. :) Cheers Bubba, and Happy New month.

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    1. OMG!!! Duru aff kee me with laugh this early morning..."Mehn that shi is 4500 haba!! Why doesnt she just use palm oil 200 a bottle.. No be teh same Red effect.. :( **Shrugs)"...now that was EPIC too.

      I personally don't subscribe to asking, especially a guy I am dating. I can ask people for big favors like I want to pay house rent and take a loan to make up what I have (and if they decide to dash me*shines teetht*) but petty, basic stuff? uh-huh. Very few even understand the meaning of love. People don't even like love, they only like that flittery flirty feeling like Michael Pittman said. They don't love LOVE per se. Love is sacrificial and ferocious not these emotive feelings we brandish around. Our generation only loves the idea of love. It wants emotions without paying anything for it that it is so ridiculous...(Matt Chandler rephrased)

      I hope we all live up to our responsibilities. We owe it to ourselves to make ourselves happy with what we can personally afford not living off others. Happy New Month dearie and thanks for making me really laugh, as always. Cuddly hugs.

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    2. Lmao.. A million likes for your comment above... Thank GOD you smiled at my confusion...

      P.S: Been stuck on your blog all through this Jobless morning. heheheh Its actually awesome aswear. You should write 3 times daily nah.. Yep! you bad like that. :)

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    3. 3 times ke! I made a promise to myself to do 1ce weekly at least but lazy me is still struggling with that. sighs. I don't know how you guys do it but I hope someday to get such vigor and inspiration...
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  10. I'm just seeing this and I love it! In the babe's defence- she didn't ask for the weavon, she was on her own and the guy asked her noni.
    I hope you write stories, you've hooked me with this snippet. Na till eternity indeed!

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    1. I hear you sis. I'll remember to ask something 'big' the next time I get a blank cheque. I mean what's the world without faith?

      I try with the stories, maybe you will be my muse. Thanks for going all the way back. Bear hugs.

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