I was reading on my beloved nairaland forum earlier and I came upon a very interesting story. That's just one thing about Nigeria you just can't give up once you've had a taste of it; we always find things to interest ourselves. There's never a shortage of such stuff. So, the story goes thus.
A man got to know that the girl he so much loves and provides for is cheating on him. Now, the average non-Nigerian will confront the girl in question and tell her how much she's hurt him and all that mumbo-jumbo; not a Nigerian. I mean where's the fun in that, right?
So, this guy says nothing about it to the girl. He keeps his cool. Then the girl embarks on a trip with her friends. While she's gone, the guys break the lease on their current accommodation and get a new one for themselves alone. Here's the cruise; currently this guy is giving away all of the girl's belongings, literally everything.
This girl is to return next week. Not only will she realise she's single, but she's also homeless and left with nothing, except what she took with her (and what's in her bank, I presume). As usual, such topics breed all sorts of comments. The ladies believe it was unfair and weak of him to seek vengeance. The alpha males think of him as a real man. What do I think??
Firstly, I might do the same as him, as much as not saying anything goes. But giving all her belongings to charity might be a bit much for me. I would probably just pack out and cut her off. But the fact that I won't do it doesn't make him wrong, does it? Is he wrong for supposedly seeking vengeance?? I mean, does she not need to be taught a lesson on what betraying trust feels like?? The act might have come from a place of empathy for her potential next victim, right?😂
I do wonder how the whole drama will play out eventually. Will the girl go back to beg, and even if she does, it's not like he can go and collect the stuff he gave away back? Anyways, this whole situation highlights two things. Loyalty and independence. One shouldn't be dependent on others for their needs, especially the basic ones. We should strive to gain personal independence and autonomy over our lives, at the very least, in the essentials.
Therres is an African proverb that goes thus "do not bite the hand that feeds you". What it simply means is to have a sense of reasonable later to those on whose benevolence you stand. In the case of this girl, it seems she depends on the guy to fund her lifestyle. The very least you could do in return is stay fateful, but she hasn't heard that proverb. Now she will have to learn the hard way.
Anyways, it's her problem. I hardly think she deserves my sympathy. Thanks for reading my article. I'm grateful.