Nothing good is Forthcoming
Now that I’ve been broke for some time, I don’t even remember the taste of casserole or pizza. Actually it has been a while since I had either of them. The only drink available in my house and which has made good friends with me for the past one week is water; but they always claim that water is life. I really love the saying.
However, I’m still mad that I lost my betting s and my ‘hard-earned’ money. But there is nothing that I can do about it except to get stressed since the weekend is here and I don’t have a dime. I can’t go to the local pub since I’ve not cleared their bill and my credit card is still maxed out.
Therefore as I head home on Friday evening, I ensure that I take the longest route so that I won’t pass near the pub. I also want to ‘kill’ time because I know how much bored I will be in the house. Therefore it is best if I arrived a bit late. Payday isn’t near either.
As I enter the gate leading to my apartment, I realized that there was someone who was being moved in. Apparently, I still failed to reason, how someone could move in at the middle of the month, when nobody is supposed to have cash save for the likes of Bill Gates. I decide to mind my own business. However, as I passed, I realize that the person being moved in was a beautiful redhead and this made my adrenaline rush through the body.
Though from my previous encounter I had swore never to talk to another stranger for a while, I remembered the bachelor’s 1st law; always ensure that you score as many points as you can in the initial meeting. Something told me that this was the lady that I’ve been waiting for all those years.
A New Attractive Neighbor
I approached her. Her English was flawless, that I almost shied up, but again I decided to get composed and try my best. After the pleasantries, I offered to help her settle and arrange her things in her apartment which was just a block from mine. I even thanked God that the dump fellow who was staying in the apartment moved out, even though I didn’t know when that was.
As I helped her arrange the room, I would intermittently cast quick glances to capture her curves as she bent to arrange her house. As we did so, there are many times that I got confused and lost when she told me things like: ‘pile up that’ or ‘place that adjacent to that’. You know that I’m not that good in English. Anyway, soon we were done. Some three other guys who were helping her were tipped, but me being a neighbor, I was comfortable with the glass of water that I asked for. I told you again that I have fallen in love with water. Yet again, I was aiming higher at something. So she thanked me and I left after letting her know my house.
I was in the house for only a few minutes before I heard a knock on the door. Blood rushed through me. I wasn’t expecting someone. On opening the door, the girl stood there. She requested me to help her fix her electrical cable which wasn’t working. Despite my fear for electricity and my limited knowledge in the field, I took my tools and followed her. She left me working on the cable as she continued arranging her room. God is good. Soon power was well flowing.
Another Unlucky Weekend
The following morning, just as I was getting ready to prepare some healthy breakfast, there was a knock at the door. Again to my surprise it was her. This time, she only had pyjamas which were exposing too much. She told me that her shower faucet wasn’t functioning properly and needed a hand in repairing it. Of course, there is something which moves a man when a lady believes too much in you. Again, I took my ‘tools’ of work and went to repair it as I said a silent prayer.
Before my prayers could be answered, I don’t know what I touched but the power shocked me so hard that I stood still for about a minute. She was at the door and I didn’t want her to feel as if I was hurt. I decided to ‘swallow’ the pain and carry on. Luckily my prayers were shortly answered and the faucet started working properly.
She was grateful and even offered some breakfast to me. I felt that I had scored good point so far. However, that evening, as I relaxed in the balcony pretending that I was reading a book, yet I wanted to see her, I saw a tall guy knock at her door and he was received by a warm hug and kiss. Apparently, I had lost again!!!