Graduation had finally come and gone , I will definitely miss my friends, my study mates, my environment etc , a lot of thoughts were running through my mind as I was packing and arranging my load. I begin to ask myself, “after national service next year, what next?”.
I had tried to apply for jobs during my service year but I couldn’t get a befitting job. My friends who were born with silver spoons had jobs waiting for them at home, “Which kind wahala be this?”, I picked my bag, boarded a bus to Akure. When i got home, my family and neighbours welcomed me, it was as if a white man had come on a visit. People were asking me questions, some greeted me, some were asking for what I brought. As the days rolled by, I began to search for a job to do, I moved round the town to see if I could get a job somewhere. One day while I was walking on the 3rd street, I saw a woman coming out of a mighty white duplex house. She was pasting a notice on her gate as I was passing by. I moved closer to see the what she was pasting, and on it I saw ”. A home lesson teacher wanted URGENTLY”. Chaiii, I ignored at first and moved on. After walking about 8 steps. I stopped and thought.
***** why I go refuse this job na?, dem be rich people ooo, so dem fit pay.*****, I stopped thinking, went back to the house, and knocked on the gate. The gateman ushered me in. The gateman took me to the main entrance, called out the woman and left,
ME: good afternoon maa
MADAM: good afternoon young man, how can I help you?
ME: I saw you pasting a notice and I decided to apply.
MADAM: you mean the home tutor job?
MADAM: hope u passed your WAEC? And what was your result?.
ME: *****smiled*****, yes maa I have.
MADAM: but I will prefer a graduate because my first daughter wants to write JAMB (JOINT ADMISSIONS AND MATRICULATIONS BOARD) and post jamb( a Nigerian entrance examination for tertiary students), so a
graduate will do better,
ME: *****i looked at myself and thought, “chaiiii, small stature na bad thing oooo, see I no look like graduate ?”***** smiled, I’m a graduate maa.
MADAM: really?, oooohh, pls I am so sorry for the embarrassment, so sorry please, u look very young, please come
in please. she ushered me into the living room.
The interior of the room is a nice one, a colourful design and nice set of furniture. I sat on the chair and she sat down opposite me.
MADAM: I’m sorry once again
ME: its not a problem ma
MaDAM: which state are you from?
MADAM: how old are you.
ME: ****felt embarrassed*** 23
MADAM: 23? Then what age did you graduate?
ME: 21 , Maa
MADAM: ***smiled*** u must be a genius, I like that. So let’s get to business. My first daughter janet is 19, she failed her last jamb attempt, so she is writing another one, so u will teach her physics, chemistry and math, least I forget. What’s course did you read?
ME: chemistry, Maa
MaDAM: then you should be able to do well then,
ME: ok ma, ***i looked at the photo on the wall directly in front of me, it was that of a very pretty young lady, she is fair and has a big burst.
This must be janet,
********“chaiiiii, omo see boobbi****
MADAM: I also have a son, 12 in JSS 3, u will be teaching him mathematics.
Me: ok ma.
MADAM: ********called someone by the name “Sikira,” Sikira!!! , bring a bottle of coke for me with a glass ******
A young girl appeared from the kitchen, her dressing shows that she must be the house maid. She is fair too but not like janet, she must be in her early 20’s I guess, she has this local inbuilt beauty, a nice dimple and an average sized bosom. She served the coke and when she turned around.
*******Chaiiiiiiii, omo see asssssssssss.********
Its that type like mercy johnson’s.
I sipped the coke and continue the discussion.
MADAM: that is my house maid, no tempt her with your fine boy look oooooo,
ME: ok maa.
Madam: just kidding. So how much are you charging me?
ME: *****thought for a while, viewed the look of the house, the cars I saw outside
30,000 niara maa
MADAM: heeeeeeeee, why? I’m not employing you to train her for cambridge. I will pay you 20,000 per month for the 2 children.
ME: ok maa
MADAM: let me give you a little rule. Don’t go beyond academics with my daughter, I think you understand what I
mean ?. If you do, I will send hired killers to finish you
ME: ok maa,
*******so this woman is only concerned about her daughter’s nyaash, what about sikira?*****.
Excuse me maa, can I ask a question?
Madam: go ahead.
ME: please are the children around?! I want to introduce myself to them
****in my mind, I want to see how janet looks like in reality****.
MaDAM: janet’s gone to a friend’s birthday party, gideon my son is sleeping inside. Maybe when you start yours lesson, you will know them
ME: thanks maa. One more thing please, I wish to meet daddy too.
MADAM: laughs, daddy is not in nigeria,.
Me: ok maa, let me take my leave, I will start on monday.
…..Stay tuned to Episode 2