It was one of those days you wake up and look beautiful.
Susan looked in the mirror after taking her bath that morning, smiled to the mirror and quickly dashed out of the room to avoid missing the staff bus.
I’m Susan, a twenty five year old Human Resource Personnel in a multi-national company. I stay at 45, Dipeolu Street off Allen Junction Ikeja, Lagos. Tuesday is a day you wake up and look at yourself in the mirror and say to yourself ‘Omo I fine’ oo’. I have to dash out of the house in10mins in order not to miss the staff bus.
I saw it coming and I feel good because the early morning sun has not risen yet. The bus pulled over at its usual spot, the doors opened and with a smile they all said good morning to me and I replied them and said hello to others too.
Approaching my regular sit; right beside the window, where no one usually sits because it’s like a permanent sit for me, sited there is a young man in a lovely piece, right on my seat, working on some kind of gadget, I looked closely to see who he is and if he knows he is in the wrong place. He looked up with a smile and quickly said good morning, he offered to stand up but I objected and moved to the sit at the back, the driver started off the bus and moved. I just could not get my mind off the fact that a young man could have that sort of breath- taking smile, his dentition were in place and yes he has a very charming look.
Mr Patrick, our new unit head that was brought in some weeks back sent for me few minutes after settling in to start up the day’s job. He is used to calling me ‘SU’ as I walked in; he got up and said to the young man sitting to the left of his office, ‘this is the woman that makes things run smoothly around here. Susan Ariyo is her name; I smiled as I said; ‘with the help of others’. To my surprise it was the young man who was in my sit earlier today. Here is Adedayo Davies, the new Human Resource Personnel, you asked for more hands, so you guys should go meet each other. That is all for now.
Mr Davies, she’ll show you around,
Do have a good day.
We headed for the office we both have to share, for some technical reasons; his office had not been set up so we had to work together in mine for now.
My office can accommodate both of us, I turned to him and smiled saying we meet again. Am Susan once again and I am the Head of Human Resource, I do most of the job around here and I really didn’t have a problem with it until lately.
He was easy to talk to and we got along well. It was past two weeks and his office is now complete. I was given the opportunity to make the final touches to the office. To my surprise I got it right and he really was grateful.
He asked me out on a lunch date the following afternoon, I complied and that was how we became friends. We spent most free times together; it went on like that for over a month.
On one of our evenings together, a call came in it was a lady from the way they spoke, the call lasted for some minutes and he ended the call saying ‘I love you’ to the person on the other line. He came back to where he sat before the call came in, I was shocked and jealous in a way but I didn’t say anything. That was my fiancée she is coming into the country soon she is done with her program in Ukraine. I looked up at him and he said oh! Am sorry I have not mentioned her since we met, let’s talk about her later.
I went home thinking about the mess I had gotten myself into because admit it or not, I had started falling for Dee as I fondly called him. He felt like a piece of me that I didn’t know of. He’s heart melting smile, he’s sense of humour, awesome voice….. waow!!! I said to myself, “Susan you don enter one chance”,
We met in the office the following Monday we had a unit meeting with our boss Mr Patrick. It lasted for about two hours after which Adedayo and I were meant to meet for another short meeting. We went into my office to start the other part of the meeting, we sat and Adebayo spoke
‘ am sorry if I lead you on wrongly her name is Salewa we dated for three years before we started having frictions,
I didn’t want to cut him off so I sat down and listened to him......
Things went perfectly until she was set to go do her second degree in Ukraine I felt she could do it here but she refused so I told her that was a selfish decision and she left without a word. She contacted me two months ago she brought in a couple of people and I had no choice than to agree plus the fact that my heart still yearns out for her and I remained single during her absence.