Virtue

I was tagged in this beautiful piece written by one of my big sisters, @comfortspiff enjoy✌️

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I was to deliver lunch at a very short notice yesterday to Ikoyi and Magodo. Both clients were referred and were ordering for the first time, so I couldn’t afford a poor impression.

All set. I knew that driving to Ikoyi/Magodo at that time was totally out of it, considering the traffic. So I hopped on Opay. Yes, Opay! for the veeeery first time! He was to take me to Ikoyi, to Magodo and then back to Ogba.

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I dropped the Ikoyi order and headed for Magodo. On getting to the gate, the security men said the Opay could only go as far as the main gate. So I asked the guy to wait, while I joined a shuttle bus to my client’s place.

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I got into the back seat and sat between 2 young boys, probably in their 20’s. Just then I opened my handbag to bring out my fare and suddenly realised I didn’t leave home with my wallet!. I quietly but desperately searched my bag, hoping to find some miracle money somewhere but there was none. So I just sat there, trying to compose the “tales by moonlight” that I was going to render to the driver and at the same time, getting myself mentally prepared for the outcome.

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Suddenly the bus stopped and the boy on my right stepped down, handed N200 note to the driver and said “for me and the woman at the back”. I managed to throw a “Thank you” at him as the bus began to move. Then the boy on my left went… “Madam, are you going out again?”

Me: Yes I am

Boy: How much do you need to get to where you are going?

Me: I only need N100 to get back to the gate.

The boy brought out N200, gave the driver for his fare, collected N100 change and gave it to me.

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There’s indeed hope for Nigeria!

PS: I can just imagine what embarrassment she’d have received from the driver or even the kind of looks (from co-passengers) that would have follow her as she strung the words of plea together if she hadn’t been helped. We still have some good Nigerians- youths for that matter! Our future is indeed bright.

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