He was born in Akure
She was born in Asaba
She works as a communications executive with an I.T firm in Lagos
He is a senior registrar at UCH Ibadan
He is in his early thirties
She’s in her very late twenties

They were introduced through a mutual friend
They didn’t chat much online or exchange pictures
They both led very busy lives and he was unlucky with his calls schedule
She quickly realized he was a smart guy
He had studied hard and was having a promising life
He hadn’t known what to expect from her but was warming up to her anyway

His mother was a C.A.C prayer warrior
Her father was a knight of Saint Mulumba
She liked the high end restaurants
He was fine with anything
They discussed meeting up during one of his free weekends
The chance eventually came

Never mind that he clapped at the movies when the bad guy got apprehended
Never mind that he asked for fish when they went to Barcelos
Never mind that that he took along his water from the cinema when they went for dinner, so he didn’t have to pay for another bottle
But he surely had no reason to ask for Amala at Casper and Gambini’s
Never mind that she argued with the security guy who was offending him by asking for tips just for directing him to a parking space
Never mind that she kept quiet when the aboki kept offering him chewing gum that he didn’t want to buy
However, she couldn’t help but laugh when he asked for amala

She loved the roses
He loved the colours purple and scarlet

She loved the loud cars, American or German
He loved the gentle rev of Asian engines, Japanese or Korean

She loved the fine wines, Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Noir
He loved the scent of grapes and figs burning together in diminishing candles

He wanted to be her hero
She felt his cape wasn’t long enough

Responses

  1. CeeCee
    If she feels she can deal with their differences then she can go ahead. But why do you have to manage? This reminds me of a quote.
    “The biggest mistake you can make
    Is removing jewels from your crown
    To make it easier for a man to carry.
    When this happens, I need you to understand
    You do not need a smaller crown—
    You need a man with bigger hands.”
    So she needs a man with a bigger cape.
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      1. CeeCee
        He doesn’t necessary have to have the biggest hands, just bigger is fine. He doesn’t have to be perfect. He just needs to understand your crazy and accept all of you. He shouldn’t want to change. It doesn’t necessary mean you both have to like the same thing but It’s better when both of you are cheering for the same team.

        “It is generally more likely for our timeframes to be unrealistic than for our big dreams to be”. Just because you haven’t found him yet doesn’t mean he’s not out there. One thing you should ask again is, “Will you know bigger when you meet him?.

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  2. Teka
    Capes don’t make heroes. Matter of fact, they don’t even need the capes to fly. Too bad she passed on superman all because he looks like Clark Kent.

    PS:Just a few meet ups could tell you a lot about a potential mate… but is it possible that you may be mistaken? Bros likes Amala and orders it at Casper and Gambini and all of a sudden, he is inadequate? (yes I know that he also carried the water from the cinema with him. Free the guy). He’s lived 30-something years with certain predispositions. He could change and learn to order a Cobb salad with blue cheese dressing and beef carpaccio with sundried tomato and honey glaze reduction. All join. And you would have passed on a great mate.

    PS: The perfect superheroes only live in the pages of comic books. Real heroes work at UCH and love Amala.

    Ok. I’m done

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    1. Funmi Ogunlusi
      LOL thank you. She’s just not that into you, bruh. Women are funny like that. As anal as I am about pipu hu typ lyk dis I dated someone who couldn’t type anything other than write utter gibberish. Once women start picking flaws apart like that, the game is over before it even began.
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      1. Larz
        The things (coughs football) I consider cute in my hubby, I have dumped men for a lot less.

        In your object of interest, you find odd things about them cute or write them off as quirks but you for those you don’t like, you see them as a reason not to be with them.

        For the guy you like, you find his accent adorable but weird for the guy you don’t like.
        For that independent girl you like, it is a cute quality but for the girl you don’t like, you find it weird.

        Check out your favourite couple listen to them talk about their top 5 stories and I bet at least 3 will be about each other’s quirks in the most endearing ways.

        So whenever, I hear anyone list out the top weird things about someone interested in them then all I hear is they are not interested.

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  3. OddMrB Post author
    Again, I really do love your comment. However @larz , whilst this is very true, In your object of interest you could also find odd things about them that make you retreat permanently.
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    1. Larz
      When you get to the stage where it will make you wanna retreat, it isn’t usually a sign that it is the beginning of the end for you guys
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  4. Teey
    Interesting read.i agree with Larz though .the odd things you find that put off you in one person might be what endears and draws you to another
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  5. Osasu Elaiho
    The real question though, is “why wasn’t his cape big enough?”

    Was it about his taste being different from hers and she felt she would be settling with him?

    What if she finds someone with a supposedly bigger cape yet he’s a lesser man than the one she passed up?

    Sometimes we want what we want true, other times we end up passing on something good because we refuse to find a middle ground that doesn’t necessarily lead to compromise.

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    1. OddMrB Post author
      The real question though, is “why wasn’t his cape big enough?”
      Was it about his taste being different from hers and she felt she would be settling with him?

      Yes that was what she felt.

      Sometimes we want what we want true, other times we end up passing on something good because we refuse to find a middle ground that doesn’t necessarily lead to compromise.

      Valid point

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  6. Dew
    “took along his water from the cinema when they went for dinner, so he didn’t have to pay for another bottle”…I like him. You should introduce us, we would be friends! Good work sir.
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