I see her in the bus and my heart melts,I try not to look at her but I find myself staring everytime I sense a movement in her direction
"Is she getting out of the bus?",I ask myself
I turn to find that she's still there,unaware that I even exist or ....
I look at the woman selling fruits by the side of the road,she looked beautiful and like she could have done a whole lot better with her life,but then I didn't know a thing about her so I wasn't going to start writing up her life's story.
A girl in a red cardigan walked up to her and started picking up some oranges,I noticed the cardigan was kinda nice and I turned away.At the same moment she turned to frown at some tout who had accidentally hit her without apologising.
I saw her face,I had been so engrossed by the woman selling orabges that I didn't even notice when she alighted the bus.The bus began to move .....DAMN!!!
I noticed that she was through with her bargaining and was paying for the oranges.I began to holler the bus driver to stop so I could make my way towards "SHE" but being my lucky day,the bus driver had to be playing some stupid ass yoruba music.He eventually heard me,but had to move a further 50m before he could find a place to park.
I hastily paid him and didn't even bother for change,a nasty mistake I was only to realise later.
I made my way towards the orange seller woman,who didn't appear to be as potential as I thought.Her spoken english only went to confirm my thoughs as she replied my enquiries of the direction her "red cardiganed female costumer" had taken
"Me I no dey sell funnel,waka go mama Flour shop go ask!
or was it "mama flower"?
I I told her I didn't mean funnel but female which is the same thing as girl but as she wasn't still understanding me,I tried to communicate in my "clssiest" pidgin english ever
"shey you see wan girl,wey wear red swota(sweater/cardigan),wey follow you buy market now now,you sabi where she pass?"
After about 3 mins of time I didn't have,I was able to extract from her that my prey had boarded a bus nearby,which was just moving away
I quckly looked for a motor bike taxi(okada)
" BROS!!!!.......make you follow that "Danfo" bus "
I wasn't taking any chances with deaf or illiterate people anymore not in my life time
The chase went on for a while until I saw her get off the bus about 30 mins later,I instantly paid off "bros" and in the process "throwing away" a certain amount of money that I would have normally not dreamt of spending but I was "knocked down" by ....... "was it love?"
I approached "mademoiselle" saying
The words never came out of my mouth as I saw some angrily determined individual walking towards me and I think these were the words I heard
"Maga wey dey find Kpomo,if you no won go another place go find am you go see kpakpo"
I didn't wait to find out what those words meant,cos an hour of street education had intensely broadened my pidgin englis vocabulary.
I half flew,half ran,feeling the soles of my feet move close to my ears.Luckily "Bros" hadn't moved away
And surprisingly I heard these words come out my mouth
Yeah it could qualify for more that one word cos I didn't hear it as one word at the moment
I and bros sped off on his motor bike with my heart in my mouth and my arms around his body.....at least until I noticed the pervert having some stupid-ass smiley expression on his face.
This story came out as I put my hands to keyboard I hope y'all like it cos I had na opportunity to blog and I had to improvise.....got mad love for y'all CHEERS