Whats up every one! I haven’t been able to update my blog since last week cos I have been busy, busy, busy. However, I was still able to visit some of my regular blogs and for those I haven’t dropped by yet, don’t worry I have y’all in mind and will drop by as soon as I find time to.
I am going to give you guys a recap of what’s been going on with me since last Friday.
FRIDAY JULY 6TH
I didn’t go to work today as I had an interview with one of the multinational giants in the country. Had to take a casual leave from work so i could attend the interview. My boss didnt like it but he had to give in although he didnt know the real reason why.
Got to the interview venue( one of the 5 star hotels in
At about , the interview commenced. It was going to be in 3 segments-Group discussions, Analysis and presentation and a Competency based interview. Phew! From the timeplan given to be it was supposed to last till . I geared up to give it my best shot as it hadn’t been easy to get this far and it didn’t want it to be all for nothing.
One hour and One segment after, we went for a tea break. My group had been the last to finish our discussions and by the time we got to the Tea room, sharp guys and babes done chop the better things finish. Just a few croissants, toasts and pastries were left. Being the nice babe I am and since I was supposed to be on a diet, I decided to leave the snacks for my other group members to share and I had some watermelon and pineapple slices which tasted nice anyway.
Next was the analysis and presentation stage after which we went for a second break. This time, it was for lunch. Me, I didn’t want any story this time o so I made sure I was among the first set to get to the restaurant. Turned out it was unnecessary as it was a buffet and they was more than enough food to go round. I sha use vex enter the food, taking a bit of every thing that smelt/looked good: Jollof rice, bushmeat, chicken, beef and shaki, salad, Efo riro(vegetable soup). Yea,I know I was supposed to be on a diet but the kain hunger wey dey gba me then no let me think that side at all but sha when every one was going for deserts I had to tell myself: “Princess u berra respect urself and just gum ur yansh for chair!”.
Last stage of the interview over, it was time to battle my way through the crazy island traffic back home. Got home about , took my bath and went straight to bed.
I am praying I get the job and I need y’all to do some prayers/fasting for me too. When I get the job I go buy una………….ok ok just let me know what you want then and it will be granted and noo this is not a politician’s promise at all.
SATURDAY JULY 7TH
I did some cleaning/washing around the house in the morning. At about 12pm,I went with my brother to buy a spare tire for my car(I had been driving for a while now without one, God know what my fate would have been in the hands of Lagos area boys if I ever had the misfortune of a flat tire driving at night, God! I don’t even want to think of that). Got back home at about after Decided to go do a lil’ shopping at the Trade fair complex along badagry express way. That was a huge mistake as I was in the traffic for close to four hours. Since the rains started, most of the already bad roads have deteriorated and that was the major cause of this crazy traffic. By the time I got to Trade fair complex around , the market was already closed. All the stress had been for nothing! One stupid danfo driver even dented my car sef. Feeling sorry for myself, I turned back again homewards this time to sweat it out again in the traffic for another 2 hours. Finally got home at about after wasted 6 hours of my time, fuel, energy all for nothing. I was soooo frustrated and tired after the whole experience. I thought of all the things I could have done, like going to the salon, watching movies or even sleeping, anything but the stress I went through.
Took my bath, watched a movie halfway and slept off.
SUNDAY JULY 8TH
After the stress of the previous day, i just didn’t feel like driving to church coupled with the fact that to get a parking space in my church is something else(u could still be looking for where to park ur car and the mass would be over before you find one) so i decided to take a bus/okada(a bike) which ever one I got first. 15 mins later I was still standing under my umbrella (it was raining) at the entrance to my close waiting for a bus/okada. Just as I was contemplating going back home to pick my car, this jeep drives out of the close and stops in front of me. I peered in to see if it was someone i knew but the face looked unfamiliar. The driver wound down the glass and asked if he could drop me off. I had no choice o! It was either that or go back home to pick my car and risk spending the whole time looking for where to park. I got in and prepared my self for the toasting I knew was going to follow. I was in no mood for any toasting but i just had to be nice afterall he was doing me a favour by dropping me off @ church.
As I was about getting down he asked for my number and I just smiled and said “Am sorry but my boyfriend wont take kindly to men calling me”. He was a gentleman and didn’t push any further.
Am in church and trying to listen to the homily but am being distracted by some guy that just keeps staring @ me like am some alien or something. Why do people have to stare stupidly at someone? I mean if you have to stare why not do it stylishly??
Went to the salon to do my hair for the week.
Later in the day I hung out @ the palms mall in lekki with my friend Obi. It’s his birthday today(Manda u missed, sorry u had to work).
MONDAY JULY 9TH
Back to work. Meetings, Meetings, Meetings. We are preparing for an advertising pitch in the office and that means chasing graphic artists, copywriters, radio/television jingles producers, printers and all. Work has to be completed in time for the presentation date scheduled by Client.
TUESDAY JULY 10TH
Work, Work, and more work! Have to do a photography shoot for the advertising campaign. Co-ordinating kids aint an easy task o! “Aunty I want sweets! I want more sweets!! I want to peeepeee!!!!” God have mercy!
WEDNESDAY JULY 11TH
3pm. My boss calls me-"Princess, get ready we have a meeting with the chairman of xxxxx Company by 4 pm". God! Not today! am thinking. I already have a headache and if i know that woman very well(The chairman of xxxxx Company), we will sit for like 2 hours before she see us. that would mean we would be starting the meeting about 6pm and if we are lucky to round up in an hour. we should leave there by 7pm. The trip back to the office will take another 45mins(if the traffic is not too heavy), then i would leave for home around 7:45pm to get home in another 1 hour. 8:45pm!
I buzz my boss.
"Sir, cant we reschedule the meeting for tomorrow morning, its already late".
"No, we cant. It was hard enough to get this appointment. If the client says she wants it at 6pm we just have to be there".
6pm. We are still in the reception waiting for her majesty. My colleague turns to me and whispers:
"Even if na president we come see sef, e no go be like dis"
Finally around 6.30pm, we were ushered in to her office by her secretary.
Meeting starts. My boss introduces the agenda. Guess what Madam says:
"Am sorry but we havnt even discussed this in house yet. We have to reschedule this meeting to next week."
God! I feel like giving this woman a knock on the head.
Now i have to go face the late evening rush hour traffic. God help me!
THURSDAY JULY 12TH
Still more work. Thank God no meetings today. Am not in the mood for too much grammar. More photography shoots. Work has to be concluded this week so i just have to get off this computer and do some more chasing around the agency.
See you around guys.