Angela wiped the sweats off her face as she moped the floor of the kitchen. It was Saturday, so she has decided to keep everywhere clean and tidy. She did the cleaning in a hurry and started preparing dinner. She didn’t go to her boutique that very day. She just felt like resting at home. David, her dear husband would soon be returning from work.She wanted him to eat as soon as he returns and take some rest. She heaved as she ran about the kitchen. “I am tired. I’m just stressed up. I think i need a maid” She sighed, nodding to her thoughts. Angela was in her late twenties. She got married to David three years ago, but they are yet to have an issue. Angela and david had been friends right from their university days. They fell in love with each other and were always found together. After David’s graduation, securing a job became a problem. Angela also tried all she could to help David get a job.She lied to her father on several ocassions inorder to estort money from him to help David’s job seeking process. However,David later got a job in a very rich company. It happened that when Angela eventually graduated from the university,she found it very hard to get a job.Despite everything her father did.David was not left out in helping her seek for job but all to no avail. David,later convinced her to worry about nothing since he had the money to cater for them. After their wedding,David opened a cosmetic shop for her,according to her wish. David became more and more successful as if their marriage had a hand in it.They enjoyed a sweet and romantic union without troubles,but the only worry that was lurking in the corner was their inability to have a child yet. They had gone to different hospitals to find out the cause of the problem.However,all the doctors kept saying the same thing.That there’s nothing wrong with any of them,While urging them to wait for God’s time.This didn’t bother David at all.He believed God’s time is the best.He remembered a couple who spent up to 10yrs together before the wife concieved.Hence,the situation at hand didn’t affect his undying love for her :::::****:::::: Angela heard a car hunk within the compound.she knew it was no other person than her beloved husband. “Helo honey.i’m hooooome”he soon emerged from the door.Angela came out from the room and kissed him welcome. “How was work today?”She asked as she collected the briefcase from him. “Good,my dear.Just that i am tired,weak and hungry”He replied. “Then,its not a problem.I will take care of that”Angela said as she took him by the hand and led him in. It was actually late in the night when Angela brought up the topic of bringing in a maid.David objected to this idea.He wondered why she would want to bring in a maid.Angela never did any laundry.The washing was always done by the dry cleaner.They were only living in a flat and not two storey.What could make her want to bring in a maid? He totally rejected the idea.Angela only cooked in the evenings when she gets back from her cosmetics shop.They normally take beverages with bread in the morning,though Angela sometimes prepare something different. Angela became sad and moody at her husbands disaproval. But little did she know she was asking for her downfall.
Honey, do you think this idea of bringing in a maid is right?” David asked Angela who was already sad that her husband refused to grant her request. “Yes,i don’t see anything wrong with that. let’s just bring a maid. “What do we need a maid for?” David asked. He too was not happy. “So i can fully concentrate on my business. The new maid will be doing the cooking and keeping the home clean. please my dear” Angela pleaded. BecauseDavid never wanted to see her sad, he gave her the go ahead. Angela became happy again but she never knew she was calling for trouble. ::::****:::: “Angela my daughter. You are looking so beautiful” It was Mrs. Uwa, her mother. Angela smiled as she sat on the sofa. “Mum, everyone knows to well that i am not more beautiful than you are. I am only but your photocopy and Dad’s carbon copy. So the both of you are the real beauty” She gesticulated. Her mother need no soothsayer to tell her that her beloved daughter was living in harmony with david, her husband. Angela had actually visited her parents inorder to tell them about her plan of getting a maid, so her mother could help her look for one. “My daughter.i don’t support this” her mother cuts in. “Why mum?”Angela just couldnt see any reason why her mother should stand against this. “David your husband,i believe loves you so much and will do almost anything for you.If you are finding the house chores hard,discuss it with him and see if he will profer a better solution.The greatest mistake you will make in your marriage is giving another women the opportunity to take care of your husband for you…..” “Mum but i am not bringing in a maid to take care of my husband for me”Angela interrupted her mother. “Your mother is right Angela.Bringingin a maid in your matrimonial home to do the cookings and wash your husbands clothes almost means the same thing as leaving your husband under her care”Her father spoke this time. Angela became confused.There may be sense in what her parents were saying but her instints told her that her husband can never prefer a maid over her.Not when their love for each other is still there. COULD ANGELA BE RIGHT?
Angela was a lady that gets almost whatever she wanted without heeding to advice.Despite her parents advice to shun the idea of bringing in a maid,she paid deaf ears. “We are not trying to force you my dear.If you feel like getting a maid,if your husband approves of it,then go ahead.We only want what is best for you.You are our daughter.But my advice to you when you finally bring this maid is to watch her closely”Her father concluded. ::::****:::: “shine bright like a diamond” “shine bright like a diamond” That’s Angela’s mobile phone ringing.She looked at the screen.It was Ebere,her friend,calling. “Helo b.b”She answered the phone. “Angel,are you at home? I got the maid and she is right here with me”Ebere spoke from the other end. “Really? I just got back now.i’m home”Angela was excited. “We are coming over.Keep something for me o”Ebere cooed and hung up. Angela nodded.She was happy.Now,she can fully concentrate on her business like other women. The knock on the door an hour later,made Angela come out from the kitchen leaving the rice she was preparing.She knew it was Ebere and the most anticipated maid.When she opened the door,Ebere entered,leaving a beautiful young girl carrying a bag by the door for Angela to have a better view before she came in. “Good Evening ma”She greeted. Angela beheld her.She was indeed beautiful with her open teeth.Fair in complexion. Angela let her in with her bag. “What is your name?”She asked. “My name is sonia ma”She replied. “How old are you?” “I am 22 years ma”She replied again with a smile. Angela introduced herself and showed her a room to move in.
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