I remember vividly what happened back then in school,year 2010. I think I was in 500 level. The story goes thus:
It was about 7pm when I got a call from an unregistered number, I picked it gleefully as it's my usual practice. The caller who I was yet to know introduced himself as one of my lecturers and asked that I should come around. I didn't hesitate, so I told my hostel mates what just transpired as I hardly go out without letting someone know my whereabout, they asked me not to go but I insisted.
I lived in the hostel so it was such a short distance to the lecturer's office. In a jiffy I was with him sitting opposite him,waiting patiently so he could tell me the reason for my invitation. Instead he buried his head in the scripts he was marking. After a while he asked what is your matric number which I gave without hesitation.
I saw him scouting for my exam sheet,of course he saw it,he flipped through my scripts and the following conversation ensued.
Mr Lecturer: how come you failed my course like this?
Me: (with a dangerous smile) Sir I can't fail your course, I have never failed a course. I have a reputation for crossing the failure line no matter how terrible the exam was (not my making just grace) Sir,if I will fail that course then I will fail with a C?
Mr Lecturer: (he was awe-struck,I think my reply came as a shock) ehn! But you know I can make you score an A?
Me: (tempting broad smiles) wow! That with be indeed wonderful. What are friends for? ( I have a reputation of making friends easily)
Mr Lecturer: Ah! We will talk more about that tomorrow. Would you mind going on a date? ( who knows he could be a potential husband)
Me: Great! A date we have. See you tomorrow at 5pm.I will make my choice of a venue and get back to you.
(Next day...after telling him where to block me. It was a great outing, I ate to my fill,he bought me yahooza chicken (only futmites will understand) and even gave me extra for my friends) (While in the car)
Mr Lecturer: ehn! Yesterday you said you will appreciate if I score you an A.
Me: That's right Sir. (Holding tenaciously to my chicken)
Mr Lecturer: you know in life nothing goes for nothing?
Me: (feigning ignorance) Sir I don't usually understand parables. Pls can you say exactly what you mean?
Mr Lecturer: I mean you need to rub my back as I rub yours.
Me: oh! Now I understand. So what's the deal?
Mr Lecturer: you sleep with me,I give you an A.
Me: uhmmm! Is that all you can do?
Mr Lecturer: (scratching his head) ehn... OK..I have 2 other lecturers I can talk to which makes it 3 As.
Me: Impressive but not good enough. Mr Lecturer: what do you want?
Me: 9 straight As(5point) if I could score a Grade point of 4.54 solely on my own then I expect more from you.
Mr Lecturer: Silvia, it's not possible to convince 8 other lecturers. You're asking for too much.
Me: Good! Then we have no deal.( I knew he wouldn't meet up,even if he did I had no such intention,then I was under an oath of celibacy. I wasn't so crazy about graduating with a 4 point)
Me: Sir I have a plea, please if you can't add to my mark I beseech thee do not reduce it.(with a stern face)
Mr Lecturer:are you threatening me?
Me: no Sir, how can I threaten a Lecturer? Am just imploring you.
( meanwhile all our conversation was being recorded on my phone as back up in case he dares to play with the tail of a lion. (Dropping me off,he bade me good bye while I thanked him for the sumptuous outing) (Fast forward to when result was pasted) ...........
To be continued later