When children want favours from you ehn, they tend to greet you a lot of times, wa ki e nigba ogun (as in twenty times), smile with you and run plenty errands for you; na scam o..
So one morning at about some minutes to 6, I boarded a certain bus and was forced to notice two children (Both females) who sat at the extreme. One of them greeted me like there was no tomorrow, she greeted me non-stop. Infact her sister had to ask her if she knew me. I was eager to hear her reply because in all honesty I couldn’t recollect her face.
Then in reply to her sister’s question, she said “yes.”
Her sister asked “Where?”
By now I was already extremely eager to find out where she knew me from
And she replied “She gave us cake flier the other day”
Immediately I heard that, I was; I don’t know what to say, I was blank. Egbami (save me), kilode na, gbogbo greetings because I shared flier. I mean the purpose of sharing the cake flier to them was for them to tell their parents to buy cake from that company. In all honesty, I did not even take note of faces when I was sharing the flier.
Moving on, I appreciated her for remembering me as the “cake flier” sharer and for the many greetings and plenty smile with me…
So more passengers entered the bus and there was a great distance between us. You know there was no way she could get my attention easily. So as the conductor started asking for money, you won’t believe this small child was expecting me to pay her fare o.
Ni otito; as in, in all honesty, with the way she greeted me severally and smiled at me, if I had extra cash, I would have paid her fare. But I don calculate my fare hold for hand, and there was no way I could afford to pay for her and her sister.
As I was saying jare, so as the conductor started asking for money. She was looking at my side to pay for them. In order to get my attention, she was now calling me from afar to ask how much I wanted to give the conductor ( Ahah, common child, there were two or more passengers sitting closer to you before me, why didn’t you ask them for change first…) When I told her the amount I wanted to give the conductor, she was so disappointed to find out that I didn’t even intend paying their fare; pele o…