Why is this Uncle,looking at me?
Is it possible that he has never seen a fine babe like me in his life?
He even looks like a playboy,how many men are this conscious about their appearance? From his crispy suit to the clean shirt and then matching tie and socks. What ? Who does that ?
He Must be gay,i said to my self.
Then our eyes met at the center of the room,he waved,smiled and walked towards me.
Hmm, i thought to my self,this guy has no fear, can you imagine him walking towards me,what could he possibly say to me?
I smiled at him while i dissected him and built all these fake assumptions about him.
He got to me,extended his hand and said,
“Hi, I am Samuel”
I took his hands in mine and replied, I am Uju, pleased to meet you.
Then he proceeded to make small talk and that was the birth of a beautiful friendship which has blossomed to become one of the best decisions i have ever made in my life.
He has been my pillar,my friend, my “go to” guy, my counselor , and sometimes a very handy ATM.
Some times, i shudder to think of how i would have missed out on an amazing human being because i felt that he was to well dressed for a man.
I have learnt my lessons.
I try as much as humanly possible to get to know a person before i can be a true judge of their character.
Sometimes, people appear nice but they are wolves in sheep clothing.
Folks look bad ass but have empty brains with no iota of integrity,
You can never tell what is in a book till you read it.
I have been a victim of such misjudgments too.My face does not even begin to paint a picture of who i really am.
Most times,when i interact with people before they eventually meet me,the most common statement i hear is,” you look different than you sound”.
Bottom line, don’t depend on hearsay.
Get to know people for your self. Irrespective of how the experience tuns out,you would have learnt something.
Enjoy your week