Life After Campus – Over the weekend, I had a fresh haircut, a fresh perfume, a new 3 packs of shirt all ahead of my new job.
Finally, its Monday, I went straight to my new job at 10am.
“Ko ko ko”, I knocked on the gate, the gateman opened, looked at me.
He recognised me. Madam no dey around, “he replied” but madam say make Aunty Janet attend to you, aunty Janet dey inside.
I entered into the compound. Knock on the main door.
“Ko ko ko”.
Who is that? a voice answered from inside.
It’s me Niyi, I replied. She opened the door and stood at the entrance.
***Chaiiiiii, Janet was wearing a black round neck top, the Tips were pointing out, I guess she isn’t wearing a bra, she wore a micro mini skirt, she has an average height with a yam leg.
JANET: i guess she can’t recognise seeing me days back, well its normal sha, girls don’t recollect seeing guys but guy can always recollect seeing a lady at 12 midnight.****, who are u looking for?
ME: I am the new private teacher. Mummy told me to resume today.
JANET:, ****still not smiling**** really?, come in and have your seat……. Mabel!!!!!!!, where is this?, she screamed.
***i thought in mind, this girl must be mean, see the wey she dey scream on this poor girl.***
Mabel came out, she saw me sitting, she smiled at me and said “Hello sir”, I smiled back and said “hi”. Janet frowned at her and shouted at her, “pick this cup and get out of here”. Mabel left and Janet turned to me. I looked at her again and can’t believe she is 19. Her body shape looks 24.
She is robust like “akebaje”. She sat down on the other chair, she smiled a little.
JANET: I’m sorry pls, she is just lazy, if I don’t shout at her, she will never work. So what is your name again?
JANET: ok, mummy already informed I and my brother that you will be coming around to tutor us. So let’s talk
JANET: I hope you will tutor well because you will be the 4th teacher to be employed this year, they all are not good at teaching, and when I notice that you are not good, I will report you to mum and you will be fired.
ME: ***my heart skip beats***, I am a good and born teacher, I will try my best.
JANET: better. So let’s discuss the time table. Mummy said 5 times a week but I want it 3 or 4 times. And mummy must not know about this. Understand?
ME: ****no wonder you no pass jamb, lazy girl****. Ok, I replied
JANET: so what time and day will be ok for you?
ME: any day and time you fix is ok
JANET: anyday and time? I thought you teach at a school? Or don’t you work elsewhere?
ME: ***chaiiiiiiii, this girl is rude oooo, see as she dey question me****, I used to teach when I ws in university. I just passed out and still job hunting.
JANET: ***raised eye brow*** so you are a graduate?, you have served?, waaooooooh, I was thinking you are an NCE holder or school cert. That is interesting. She smiled.
ME: ***chaiii, see as my small stature dey embarrass me***. So what time will u prefer?
JANET: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. You will come at 2pm, teach me till 4pm when Eric will be back from school.
Then start with Eric from 4:30 to 6pm. Is that ok by you.
ME: it’s ok. So can we start today?
JANET: no problem, will you wait behind? Or come back by 2pm?
ME: ***thought***, I think I will come back. But where is mummy
JANET: don’t you know she will be at work? She is a banker and won’t be back untill 6:30pm or 7pm.
ME: ***chaiii, this girl is naturally rude***, ok Janet, I will be back by 2pm.
JANET: wait, let me have your number just incase” Mabel!!!!!!!!!!!, bring my phone for me on my bed” she screamed.
Mabel came with the phone. Janet collected it from Mabel while Mabel is still standing there. She smiled at me again.
JANET: call your number
JANET: saved, ****she flashed my number****q
ME: I got it, let me be on my way, I will be back by 2pm.
She returned the phone to Mabel to return, I left the compound, walked out to the gate. Just as I was outsited the gate, my phone ranged. I looked at the screen, it was an unknown number. I picked
ME: hello, who is this?
CALLER: it’s me Mabel, that is my number, save it. I will call you later, bye. ***hanged up***
I got home wondering, what does Mabel wants from me?. She must have memorised my number while I was calling it to Janet.
Its 1:30pm, I left my house and set out for my teaching job. I arrived at the white house, knocked on the gate and the gateman ushered me in. I went straight to the main door entrance. A heavy sound of. “I fit die ontop your matter” was coming out of the room that no one could hear me knocking. Then I remembered I have Janet’s number. I called her and no one picked. I called Mabel that I’m outside,. A minute later, the door was opened. I entered and met Janet in a pink top and a bump short. She was sweating, then I guess she must have been dancing.
ME: hi Jane, I’m here for the classes,
JANET: “eeeehhmmm Niyi” did I get it right?
JANET: see I’m tired oooo. I’m not sure I will do class today. I have been dancing since. If not for Mabel who told me that it seems someone is knocking, I wouldn’t have known you are outside
ME: ****chaii, omo see sense, this Mabel wise oooo****. Ok Jane, so what will happen now.
JANET: maybe you should wait for Eric to be back from school. Then you should teach him.
JANET: what should I offer you?
ME: ****why dis girl dey act nice this time na?****. I’m ok for now.
I waited for Eric and I thought him mathematics. I continued the classes since that day. Janet will skip lessons most times and I dare not tell mummy. Mabel will sneak to call me. She said Aunty Janet and mummy must not catch her. Most times, we will do midnight call, we do talk about everything except sex. I guess she doesn’t want to bring it up and I wasn’t interested neither. I would still prefer Janet to Mabel any day. Until one day when Mabel said she wants to tell me something.
ME: hello Mabel, u said you wanted to tell me something.
MABEL: please I need your help. I don’t know if you will help me
ME: just say it first.
MABEL:. I wanted a service that I can’t afford to pay for
ME: what service dear?
MABEL: I’m shy to say it.
ME: just say it dear
Mabel: emmmmm ehhmmmm eeehhmmm. You see, I dropped out at JSS2. I have passion to go to school but my parents don’t have the capacity. A sister who brought me to Lagos from Ilorin promised my parents to send me to school. Only to end up renting me out madam when we reach Lagos. I still want education
ME: you mean you want to go back to school?
MABEL: not really
ME: so what do you want?
MABEL: I want you to be teaching me lesson but I don’t have money to pay.
ME: that’s not a problem Mabel. Whenever I come next, I will be teaching you when I’m through with Janet and Eric
MABEL: no oooo, mummy and aunty Janet will not support it, they hate me so much, infact, they might send me out of the house.
ME: so what do you want us to do?
MABEL: I will be coming to your house
ME: *****my heart skipped beat*****. When and how?
Mabel: I used to go to market to buy house needs every 5 days. I can spend like 2hrs at your place before going to market. And also on Friday nights, everyone used to go to vigil and I am always the only one at home with the gateman, I can always come around… Abi ur wife will not support it?
ME: looolz, wife kee?, I have not married, and I’m not in any relationship for now.
MABEL: you mean you don’t have any girlfriend?
Mabel: thank God oooo, no one will say I want to use class to snatch her boyfriend.
After the conversation, I was wondering how midnite classes will look like. Chaiiii, Mabel no go kill me ooooooooooo….
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