I WAS JUST BROKE! WAS THAT SUPPOSED TO BE A CRIME?
It’s a rainy morning here, that kind of a lazy morning that you just stay in your bed and wish to remain there for the rest of the day. Thinking about life and other things in it. Then I remembered one silly experience I had with a lady some time ago. Just me still thinking where and how I went wrong.
(I forgot to close my windows when it was raining)
It all happened one faithful Monday afternoon in school, I was a fresher, it was my first year and I was still trying to settle in. In my school then, when you see a fresher/new student you will obviously know, either by their walking steps like a baby which just started walking, giving the I do not want to pass my boundaries vibes or you get to know by their so many questions which I always do.
I was very hungry that not so beautiful day, I am slow at making new friends so it was just me and me alone. I saw a lady coming through my path, she looked approachable and I approached her. Excuse me Ma, sorry to bother you. Please, where can I get food to buy, I can’t find any around here and I am starving
Oh, I am hungry too but I’ll show you where you can get food if only you get for me too she replied. I smiled back to her because I thought she was joking then she repeated herself. I told her I do not have enough money for two stomach, that I’m a fresher and maybe next time.
She said You Freshers are always with enough money, so I won’t believe you Really? She left me there. She wanted to exploit me. As a new student that is what "They” always do if they see that you’re new, they exploit you by any opportunity they get.
My only crime was being broke as a new student.