Read Story: Temporary Pleasures (Part 5.)

All is, just that, my mom is disturbing me about getting married, she has been capitalizing on this topic for some time now, but I didn’t take her too seriousTemporary Pleasures (Part 5.).

I’m really stressed dear… She replied.
Oh, is it from work? …
Not really, its family issues…
Hope all is well though?…
All is, just that, my mom is disturbing me about getting married, she has been capitalizing on this topic for some time now, but I didn’t take her too serious, thinking that it’d die off with time but, its getting worse and i’m starting to see reasons with her.

I’m 26 and I’m not getting any younger you know… She said sighing.
Babe, just give me some time okay, I still haven’t put myself together yet, I don’t wanna marry you to this kind of life, you deserve better than this. Please baby just give me some time please…
Uche, that’s what you’ve been saying for the past four years. The sooner you step up your game, the better it’d be for us…
Baby, we’ve come along way, just be patient with me okay…
I’ll try to, but the pressure is getting too much….
I know dear and i’m sorry…
I’ve heard you, I have to be on my way now… With that she stood up and left.

Ever since Joan left, I haven’t stopped thinking about the conversation we had. There’s something about the way she sounded that is giving me concern. But then, i know there’s an iota of truth in what her mum said. Gosh, why is everything so complicated??

A knock on my door, threw me off balance as I jolted out of my thoughts back to reality.
Who is there?….
Na me… The person replied from the other end. Like i’m supposed to automatically know who he is by saying ‘na me’
Believe me when I say I’ll never understand this Warri folks.
Opening my door, I saw a very pissed off Mr Garri. Good afternoon sir, I greeted.
Come, you this small boy, body dey catch you o, person go dey knock your door as if say na heaven gate I dey knock….
Sorry…
I hear, we dey collect light bill, oya go inside may you bring your money, na 5H…
I’ll give you later, I don’t have cash on me…
You don ever get cash on you before? Okoro. You just fine for nothing and five naira self nor gum you…
Like I said I’ll give you the money tomorrow… I said getting annoyed.

No need to gi me the money, take, na all the money whey people don pay be this, na only you remain, so wen you put your own join am, may you go pay… With that, he shoved the money in my hand and left. Leaving me speechless.

To Be Continued…

Written by: Jennifer Okpowe.
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