Nigerian Government and CBN governor, I just wish to use this medium to appreciate you for what you have done.
Then finally, I will love to thank Mama Adanna for what she did to me in the market. Chai, there is God o, there is God o. Well, I don’t blame her, I blame my mother for training me well.
Last week, I went to the market to buy things. I went to where I buy zobo ingredients from, and after buying a few things, my bill was eight thousand seven hundred Naira, she insisted that if I must transfer, I will have to do it with the POS machine instead of my phone, with an extra charge of hundred Naira. I agreed and begged her to allow me to send Ten Thousand Naira, so she could give me A Thousand Naira. She refused, and at last, she agreed to give me two hundred Naira and transferred nine thousand Naira.
I bought a few things I could buy with either my card or by transfer. Then I went to Mama Adanna’s shop to buy fish, she wasn’t around but Adanna was there. I bought three thousand, eight hundred naira worth of fish and since I saw her with bundles of money, I asked her if I can transfer Ten Thousand Naira to her so that she will give me the remaining balance in cash, and she agreed. I even asked her to take the two hundred Naira on top of the money and give me six thousand Naira as a sign of my appreciation.
On Saturday I saw mama Adanna in the market and asked if she got my alert. She acknowledged receipt and even thanked me. I don’t know if her neighbors talked to her or what came over her that made her act the way she did on Monday.
I went with Ekene to buy things for the hotel, and Ekene vowed he will be with me throughout that day. When we got to Mama Adanna’s shop, we selected the fish she will cut and package for us. After cutting, she rushed out and blocked me, demanding for two thousand Naira. She claimed she forgot to ask me about it that Saturday.
“Why will you collect money from my daughter in this no-cash economy”
Her neighbors joined in the protest. I was embarrassed as she held me on my trouser like a wounded lioness. I didn’t know if the presence of Ekene embarrassed me the more, he tried to defend me but Mama Adanna barked like a local dog that just saw a ghost.
She called me a thief, a cheat, and any name she felt like calling me.
Finally, I asked her to transfer back my six thousand Naira so that I will give her six thousand Naira, she was still trying to digest what I said when one of her neighbors who had been silently watching us intervened
“You are only being wicked Mummy Ada, this boy is your customer and he didn’t force your daughter to give him the money,” she said
“Kedu ihe m mere?” Mama Adanna asked as she switched to a humble Christian mother attitude “I am not even interested in the money” she continued, “just that his manner of approach is wrong, if he had apologized when I confronted him, I would have left him” turning to me she smiled and said calmly.
“My customer, we don’t have to fight, oya take your fish”.
I collected the fish, paid for it, and left. I knew I will never patronize her again.