Poor but rich
****I got home, i greet my mum***
me: mum, good afternoon
mum: good afternoon son..
me: mum, tomorrow is our excursion day
mum: well, that’s good, am also travelling to abuja tomorrow
mum: am going for a business meeting
me: **chai… this woman, always working, she dont even have much time for her children** alright, safe journey**straight face**
mum: why are you like that? please son, i really need to go for this meeting or else my career will be ruined, so please, after this meeting i will discuss with your dad when he’s back from his business trip
me: mum, you and dad, just enjoy your life, dont even care for your son, all you cared for is money
mum: your father and i are working very hard to secure a very good future for you, your brother, and your sisters
me: fine, just do that **i snapped**
i walked out on her, i got to my room, slept off
thursday morning, finally excursion day, 4:00am, i woke up, brushed my teeth, have a warm bath, i got to my closet, picked one of my many uniforms, picked one out of my many sneakers, picked one out of my many underwears **wondering why am using the word ‘many’ ? dont ask me oooo, mum is always showering me with all those thing** after dressing myself up for like what seems like hours, its 5:30am, i got to the sitting room, i dashed out, i didnt even say good bye to my mum talkless of collecting t-fare from her, i didnt want to talk to her, you know why now, i checked my bag, i saw my wallet, i opened it, i saw #15,000 in my wallet, i checked my bag, i saw my ………………………….. ***guess what it is** i know you guys are not good at guessing, ok its my iphone6, i switched it on, but i forgot to put it on silent…..
finally, i got to school, i saw james and his gang, all my classmates are surprised to see me
james: so, you are going for excursion?
me: yes, as you can see, unless you are blind
james: oh, finally, your mum got someone to borrow her #5,000 for the excursion fee
i sat at one corner not far from where my classmates are sitting, some minutes later, i heard a ringtone that sounds like my ringtone, i waited for some minutes, so that person will bring out his phone and pick his call*** Oh God, please dont let it be my phone**
james: tolu, pick your call naw, or you dont want everybody to see your tanasobe(china phone)?
me: whats your problem with that?
i stood up from where they are sitting to pick my call, its my mum calling **should i answer?**
mum: son, why didnt you tell me when you are leaving? i could have droped you
me: no need mum
mum: are you still in school?
mum: ok am on my way to your school, i need to give you something before leaving…
**she cut the call, oh my mum is on her way here, what do i do now, i dont want them to know that she’s rich, oh God!!!!
I thought of what to do, oh God, why cant she just go straight to where she’s going? i got back to where i was sitting, the look on my face shows that something is bothering…..
james: guy what happen? is one of your villagers dead?
me: james, are you mad? why can’t you just mind your own business? what’s your problem
james: easy guy, you look like someone who is about to face death
me: thats the problem of your life…….
after staying for like three minutes, then i thought of going to the school gate to wait for my mum, as i got to the gate, i saw her car coming, thank God, she won’t be able to enter the school premises when she finally sees me….
me: mum!!! *****chai, thank God ooo, this woman almost ruin what have planned*****
mum: son, why did you do that? you left without even telling me, is it because of yesterday’s conversation? son am sorry, i really need to go for this meeting, so, please!!!
me: its okay mum, am also sorry for talking to you that way
mum: its okay son **we hugged for like 30seconds, she brought out one envelope** take this son **i collected it from her, kini? you think say i no go collect am abi? na lie ooooo..** thats #20,000 you can spend it during your excursion
she got back into her car, and drove away, i decided to wait for her car to move away before going back to the school premises, then i heard someone talking, that question shocked me gan oooo, the person aksked, “is that your mum?”, *****maybe because she’s driving range rover sport***** i looked back, i saw …………………….
one of the female teachers, her name is mrs precious, shes my economics teacher
me: no oooo
mrs precious: liar, i heard her calling you son, and you also called her mum, and you both hugged, so why are you lying to me?
me: yes, you are right, shes my mum
mrs precious: well, mr badmus is calling you, the school bus is ready
i got to the school premises, i sat at the back seat, with two devils sitting beside me, james and benita, and one angel, temmy……
POOR BUT RICH
james: benita, you know this excursion its like that of the time when i was travelling to dubai for the first time, i was anxious
they talked for some,temmy never looked me in the eye talkless of talking to me, but i hope everything is going to be alright, i hope she finally realise that i have feeling for her, but wait oo, did i even let her know what i feel for her? hell no!!
thirty minutes later, we reached ifon osun, thank God, we are getting close to osogbo, james started playing music video on his tecno s9, i started thinking, and my emotional sides started battling with each other, one is saying “tolu, dont dull yourself, just play some music videos on your ipad, the other side telled me not to do so, because i need to know who loves me for who i am, and who likes me for my money, well i agreed with the second thought, i need to find out if temmy love me………
after what seems like months, though its just two hours journey, we reached erin ijesha water fall, the place is indeed a tourism avenue, families, parents playing with their offspring, and for the first time in my life, i felt neglected, my parent, they believe in money, they dont even have time for their children, its been two weeks since i last saw my dad, and my brother? its been years..
mr badmus told us to change to play dress, i sat at one corner observing everything thats going, some of my schoolmates are climbing hills around the water fall, i heard mr badmus telling them to stop doing that, they can fall off, i was just looking at everybody enjoying their lives, i did’nt even participate in any activity, then james splashed water on my face, i love it though, i love swimming,
me: james, are you mad? why did you splash water on me?
he gave no response to me, though i was furious, i got to where he is and i gave him a very hot slap on his cheek…………
james: are you crazy?
me: am not, you are the crazy one here
***we were about to exchange punches, we heard someone talked to us***
mr badmus: stop that, whats happening here?
james and i: nothing sir
mr badmus: if you know whats good for you two, just mind what you are both here for, and stop fighting ****he left****
james: you will pay for this, i swear **he gave me a devilish look before leaving**
i sat, then i saw temmy smiling at me, i stood up, i got to where she is, gosh!!!!!!! its not temmy, its benita
benita: **i was about to leave** wait, aren’t you here for me? (seductively)
she gave me a hot kiss on my lips and i also return it with a very hot ……………..guess now, well i returned it with a very hot slap
benita: *holding her cheek* tolu, you will surely pay for this!!!!!
jesus, james and benita, you will surely pay for this, what do i do now? i better watch my back, i sat on a log of wood beside the pool, the someone pushed me in avery hard way, i fell into the swimming pool………