It Was A Blessing And A Curse


Tim Samuel

It Was A Blessing And A Curse

It was so funny that I had to get stocked in a town by chance. I was on my way to teach my home lesson students at a town called Sangotedo last week where something unexpected happened in an unexpected way.

Anytime I'm going to the town, I do take a bus or a car just because of the distance involved. I have to travel from the town I'm in for one and a half hours or two. Anytime I'm leaving, I must make sure not to sleep even when the sleep would try to come uncontrollably. So, the only strategy left for me was to keep my eyes widely open by gluing to my phone. I always engage on hive by commenting on people's posts and also replying to people's comments on my posts. This would keep me abreast and awake.

Another funniest aspect was that I did not know the name of the busstop and so I'm always shining my eyes by looking or observing to see if we have gotten to the junction where I always dropped. I only know how and where to get down. So, when the vehicle took off, I began to doze off, but getting to some points I brought out my phone and as usual and started engaging. I was seriously engaging, forgetting myself deep inside Hive platform. So, after two hours, I raised up my head and I saw the unexpected. We have passed the place I always highlighted to another town called Ajah. I was not myself just because of the fact that I was not having money with me to transport back to the place. I only had my transport fee that would take me back home.

This left me with deep thoughts and no one to collect money from or to borrow money from. I later got an idea which I thought would save me from the mess. I wanted to blame the driver but how would I do that when it was not the driver's fault. Immediately, I told the driver to stop and that I had passed where I was supposed to have highlighted. Everyone was looking at me. Some were short of words and I was so ashamed of myself. Someone seated close to me said, "why wouldn't you pass your location when you are glued to your phone?" Immediately he made this statement, everyone in the vehicle busted into laudable laughter. What can I say, apart from regretting my eyes.

I took the money left with me just to transport back to Sangotedo. When I was done teaching, I explained to the parents what had happened to me and without doubt, he rescued me. To be sincere, my day was ruined.

It was a blessing because I kept my eyes awaken and a curse because I lost my way.



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An hour and a half or two hours? That's commitment!

I missed the bus stop once on my way home, I was starting high school and my parents wanted to give me more confidence, so I was going back alone. That day I had had PE class, I was exhausted and it was rainy weather, we know that kind of weather usually makes us kind of sleepy... I fell asleep hopelessly and when I opened my eyes I panicked because I didn't know where I was. Turns out I had also taken the wrong bus, one that goes in a different direction, but fortunately for me it wasn't that far away. I got off the bus in the rain and started walking to a point where I could catch a bus home.

These experiences give us life. Thank you for sharing.

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It's a terrible experience you know.

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You were lucky to have had another money in you. What if..............

You for jog reach Ajah 😂😂😂😂

And what if you didn't meet them at home? 😂

You for do fine bara.....

I remembered when I just came to Abuja hustling here and there (Still hustling anyway), I went to Dunanis church to market some products to the choir and bought bottled water and pie (since that was what was available, make hunger no kill me) with my last card thinking I would sell at least one product. When no one patronized me, my eyes clear

Na fine bara I do with tie for neck 😂😂😂😂.

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Hahahahah...... I can feel the way you felt . It's not a good one.....but an experience that one can learn from...

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It's really a bad experience, but it's good that you still have some money left with you 😃.
That's why I always make sure I don't get carried away with anything or sleep in the bus whenever I'm traveling..

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No one knows when it would come.

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Funny one🤣.

"why wouldn't you pass your location when you are glued to your phone?"

I'm sure the person that altered this must a parent. Parents frown deeply at things is this nature 🤣

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Lagos is the worst place to ever miss your busstop 😂😂😂😂😂...most times it's as if one demon is in the bus that'll make you fall asleep almost immediately. It had happened to me once and I had to trek the distance back sweating profusely under the sun..

You were lucky that the child's parents came to your rescue, if not you would have found yourself trekking back home 😂😂

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If I was the one that realize that the driver have passed where I was supposed to stop

I won't dare say it in the vehicle 😂 they will surely look at you like an embarrassment.

Well, thank goodness you found your way to the lesson place and back home.

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It was so embarrassing you know.

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Thank goodness you had some cash to get to your destination. This has happened to me before, it wasn't funny at all. I wanted to cryyyyyyy.

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In those situations someone always has something to say. It makes me think how true it is that we only know the appearance of things. but who could know that it was a mechanism that you devised precisely so as not to miss the stop where you should have gotten off. So when we make a judgment regarding someone or something there are always many things that we cannot know and in many cases it keeps us from making an accurate judgment.

But notice:

I explained to the parents what had happened to me and without doubt, he rescued me. To be honest, my day was ruined.

The truth is, look at it as something, but it seemed terrible in the end, it wasn't so much, you have an anecdote to contact that was funny for some, maybe right now when you feel it and when you remember that person's comment it also makes you laugh, I don't know. But your parents helped you come back, that also makes me think about how many things don't turn out to be as terrible as they seem hahaha I loved reading you 😁😉🤝

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This shows that doing an excellent job does not depend only on one. Roger has had everything uphill. You made an excellent explanation and it made me think of a movie that I saw do some time with Bratt Pit, the truth is that I would not want to be in the shoes of any of these people 😁

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That is what the big shots running everything are hoping @cool08, that everyone's eyes and brains are wrapped up in their phones lol. But that is what happens, so you really get in to being on Hive hahahahaha, that is a cool testimony for Hive!
This post was obtained through Dreemport.

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I see this happening again and I see you jogging, plenty jogging🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣, what if you didn't have any money with you

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