I have noticed that most of you like to hear my stories, I will like to share one of my interesting stories from my new book. This incident changed my life and formed me.
It is one that will take most of my friends down memory lane to my university days.
Sit back and enjoy, remember there is always a lesson to my stories.
I have always loved life, leaving home to go to college just gave me the chance to further have a great time away from Mama's prying eyes.
I went to school at Imo State University, while in school I loved to party. I could dance all night without getting tired, God bless the guys in my school, they gave me the chance to dance to my heart desire bad leg or not.
Due to the acceptance in my school, I approached parties in other schools with the same confidence.
Once I went to another school, in a city called Enugu to visit , there was a party that night and my hosts invited me to go with them. As usual, I took time to doll up, I must have been wearing my favorite ref lipstick too.
The girls were seated on one side of the hall talking excitedly in whispers and the boys were seating on the other side assessing the girls. My party arrived very early so most people did not see us come in.
Soon, it was time for Music, as the DJ set up his equipment, the boys were checking out the boys. This hunk of guy, probably the boldest, took a step forward going for his prey, he was going for the prettiest face in the group, once he took a few more steps, my heart sank into my stomach. Oh no! Oh no! Not me! How am I going to be on the dance floor alone with this fine dude? I was not shy but I preferred dancing on a packed floor.
Oh no! I continued, my heart racing wondering how I was going to handle this, soon his very deep voice moved close to me and said "May I have this dance with you?". I had no choice, it was too late to back off. I was nervous but daring , I said "Sure". So he held my hand and led me towards the dance floor.
I took a few steps forward and our hunk realized that all that glittered may not be gold. He turned around and in disbelief noticed my not so perfect gait. He leaned forward and said. "I am so sorry , can I take you back to your seat?"He said it in the most gentlemanly fashion , most Africans at that time would have freaked out and embarrassed me, now there were hundreds of eyes staring at us, I put on a flirty smile and leaned in towards him. With my best sexy voice I said "If I could not dance, I would not get up. Do you want to give it a try? I asked in return. I prayed he would answer yes and yes he answered . Praise God! He held my hand tighter, I am sure in his mind, he did not want to be the cause of a major accident and proceeded to the floor
Once we started dancing, I talked to myself the way I always do. "Chinwe focus o! there will be no falls tonight, you are getting the chance of a lifetime to prove yourself here, do not make this handsome guy regret giving you a chance". Lionel Ritchie's All night long boomed from the loud speakers are we twisted and turned to the tune, soon other couples joined us , I was having a swell time, my guy was under my spell. As the DJ changed the music, my hunk will ask if I was tired and I will say no, soon other guys were asking if they could dance with me and he will say no, I think he wanted to be sure that I was safe, Soon, the tempo of the music changed, it was something slower? Thinking back it was "Secret Lovers by Atlantic Star". He pulled me closer a little bit like the way Tony Iro is holding me in the picture above while humming to the song. "Here we are two of us together....". While in the safety of his arms, I took a deep breath and reflected on the events of the evening.
I wondered where I got the guts to do the things I did at times, I guess I had no choice if I was going to be accepted in the land of the "ABLE". I was thankful to God that I did not chicken out and let him take me back to my seat. I would have made him feel bad and every body at the party would have felt sorry for me. The guy would have gone back to the other guys and said in broken english "Nna na wah! Alarm don blow! I no know say de girl no get leg". The guests at the party would have wondered why I bothered attending but because I was ready to try, I took control. Soon I brought my thoughts back to the present, as he held me close and swayed. The next time he asked me if I was tired? I said Yes! Wisdom is knowing when to take a bow before something goes wrong. He took my hand and walked me back to my seat, he gave me a kiss on the cheek and bid me good night.
What a wonderful night! my mission has been accomplished. It was time to go home.
When you dare, what do you stand to loose? Nothing? You may be surprised you will succeed beyond your expectation . My legal training tells me that "Equity favors the bold or vigilant".
Till next time. Dare to try?
Tony Iro please forgive me. I am still your Mummy pastor, I was just in the mood to tell some stories.
For my friends from college days, let's hear your feedback.