Wednesday, April 8, 2009

An easter lesson...

Many things going on in my life, but the most uplifting happened yesterday when I went to borrow some movies. I just moved to this area and I really have not had time to explore around properly. I just walk to the station every morning and thats it. Anyway, I saw an advert for a gym and decided to track the place down. I was disappointed to find out that it had many "conditions" attached to it. Card for this, card for that, 12 months contract, pay for this, pay for that, and they insisted on everything being taken from your account every month, you know, that automatic stuff...whatever it is called....

Na today I dey go gym for this country? Hisssssssssssssssssssssss

Anyway, so that was a total disappointment of course, but next door was a movie store. So I decided to rent some movies instead, just to feel like I had not wasted my time going all the way there.

I get the movies, I get a drink and already start drinking my ginger ale(I asked if it was okay to start drinking before paying, and he said yes)...anyway, this is what happened...

"Right, these two movies, the drink, and here's my card"

"Oh sorry, I only accept cash"

I look at the drink in my hand....Shit! I knew I should have paid first before I started drinking...

"Is there a cash machine nearby?"

"Yeah, at the station"

"Okay, so I'll just run down and get the money, okay?"

"That's such a drag, don't worry,you can just pay when you return the movies..."

"You trust me like that?"

"Yes"

"What if I never come back?"

"You will"

"What if I just take your movies and you never hear from me again"

"Nah, you are not that kind of person, you will be back"

"Thanks so much, I ll be back with them, tomorrow, don't worry"

"I am not worried, I know you'll come back"

There you have it! Two faces of humanity! One just wants to cheat you out of every penny you have and the other, is willing to trust in good faith...that's all there is to life at the end of the day.

Hope you all have a good rest and have enough time for reflection, compassion and love at this time.

Happy Easter

Lots of love,
waffy





16 comments:

Adaeze said...

that's so sweet of him. I have a man like that in a lil kiosk nearby too. Lets me run off without paying, and doesn't even ask for it when I return. Rare thing these days. I hope you enjoyed the movies and happy easter.

StandTall-The Activist said...

Nice Xter and the exploiter na wa o. Yu will find a beta gym jooo. Hope you enjoyed the moives

blogoratti said...

Yeah such rare people do exist still..Happy Easter celebrations!

LusciousRon said...

It's good to know there are still people like that out there. Happy Easter.

Patrice said...

I thought this only happened in black-and-white movies.

Happy Easter Waffarian.

Phat gurl said...

Sometimes we meet kindness when we least xpect it..n in d oddest of places..although wen i first read d story,i wondered if d guy didnt hav an ace up his sleeve.happy easter 2u waffy!

N.I.M.M.O said...

I like this story.

Proves that not everybody thinks that everybody is out to cheat him.

Happy Easter.

Lost at The End said...

Same to you sweety!

Ms. Catwalq said...

I was going to leave a comment but I could think of nothing to say besides....

how u dey? ehn, egbon?

Sochi said...

Nice one. Yeah, Naija is full of paradoxes. We live with them everyday. It could kill you and it could save you. Just goes further to prove ..."No be God?"

Rita said...

Wow! That was so nice. You know, I tend to be more reliable to people who trust me. But there must have been something about you that made him trust you so easily...

My World said...

Yea,the irony of life.
Happy easter..

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter Waffy. Today at mass, the sermon I listened to was about great expectations! Im not a big church goer but this mass left an impact and to be honest this blog post fits right in with it.
Happy Easter from Kr (in London)

Lolia said...

Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

Meanwhile I think it's lovely how there are people who still believe in trust and honesty :)

Sprezatura said...

hmm, its been a while since i came here, looks like the recession is making alot of people act right, now.

Sexkitten said...

1st time here. I'll be visiting from now on...

I like that guy a lot. Once in a while we come across people like him who renew our faith in the goodness of humanity.