Bwayisak: Hey girl! There is public holiday next week. How about we meet up?
Gelax: Absolutely! I’d love that. Just send me the time and location, and I’ll be there.
Two weeks later…
Bwayisak: Girl, where are you?
Gelax: I’m leaving the house now.
Scrambling to find a dress to wear. Tries on a few before settling for the jean dress. Easy pick.
15 minutes later…
Phone rings. Bwayisak is calling again.
Gelax: Shoot! Oh my goodness, I’ve not even had my bath and this girl is calling already.
Phone rings again. Gelax picks it up and runs outside the gate, hoping the street noise will help with the cover up. Waits for the call to end then calls back.
Gelax: Hey, Tanko! So sorry, my phone was on silent, I didn’t hear it ring.
Bwayisak: Ah, (nervous chuckle) okay. Where are you? Have you left home?
Gelax: Yeah, but I’ve not yet gotten to Oshodi. There’s a bit of traffic on the way.
Bwayisak: Ohh okay.
Gelax: (laughs) Don’t worry, you’ll see me soon.
Ends the call. Makes the cross sign asking God for forgiveness. Dashes into the bathroom for a quick shower.
Comes out, tries on her outfit but notices it rumpled.
Gelax: Omo, I can’t deal with that right now abeg. We muveee!
Packs her bag quickly. Wears a pair of sneakers without socks *side eye*, applies lipgloss on lips and off she goes.
Phone rings again.
Gelax: Hey girl! I’m on the BRT now.
Bwayisak: Oh nice. I’m also leaving my house now. I’ll wait for you at the restaurant.
The guy besides her clears his throat. She throws him a tight smile as though saying, “Mind your business oga!”
Conductor shouts, “Iyana-paja, Egbeda wole wole”
Twenty minutes later…
Phone rings. She looks at it and bites her lips. Gosh! Why is this bus not filling up now? She sighs.
Phone rings again. Oh no! She’s about to cry.
Tanko is frustrated. This girl must be lying, she thought.
Gelax: You’re probably going to kill me today because 🥴🤦🏻♀️
Bwayisak: 😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢. Wahala for this meet up oooo. No wahala dear. Just let us not loose daylight 🤣
Gelax: I’m probably the worse person on earth when it comes to time 🤦🏻♀️😩
Bwayisak: Hahahahaha I thought I am but damnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn. Where are you now 🤣
Gelax: I’m on my way to you, my love.
One hour later…
Gelax: Where are you?
Bwayisak: Waited for an hour. I’m inside. Just ordered for a drink.
Gelax: Tanko, I’m so sorry
Bwayisak: Abeg, abeg! After keeping me waiting like the Second Coming.
Gelax: I know… I’m so sorry
Bwayisak: (in her head) Let me pretend as if I’ve forgiven but blur her out of the picture.
Gelax: (after seeing the picture) Ah ahn now… but I said I’m sorry 🥺.
Bwayisak: That’s your punishment for not keeping to time.
Gelax makes a puppy face.
Bwayisak: Okay, fine. I forgive you. Sha bring your head closer.
After four years, two cancelled dates (you can do better, Gelax!🤦🏻♀️), 2 hours 20 minutes lateness, these old buddies finally reconnected and had themselves a jolly good evening.
Don’t be like Gelax, the perpetual latecomer, always keep to time.
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