At dis point most of yhu wud be saying sooo???
Well im left handed AND living in Nigeria
Does it make sense now??
Well..for d sake of all dat is Good,il explain...
Since the day i was born..i have bin left-handed which is not good when yhu living in Nigeria...
Its considered to as a major taboo and i have bin stigmatized since i was little..lemme give yhu some examples
I was always afraid of going to visit my grandma or of her coming to visit us..(at dis point yhu wud wonder what kinda girl would not want to see her grandma)
My grandma had put it into her head dat i used my left-hand purposely to disrespect her...so she set herself out for me...yelling at me weneva i did anything wiv my left hand esp eating..
she wud den tell me to stop eating and use my right hand...a near impossible feat.
she often reduced me to tears and was always at loggerheads with my parents because they had no problem with my *situation* as grandma called it
'Chike...yu are not raising this girl in the proper igbo tradition,will she serve her husband with left-hand??'
My dad would always defend me and reply dat my husband had nothing to do with my left-hand.
Thankfully...bein a botty,i went to a posh school (Corona Primary) wer such things wer either overlooked or not noticed.
My first secondary school was the same (Vivian Fowler) and i was farely free,till my parents decided dat i ws spoilt and dat i needed a reality check..
Holy child college,ikoyi..was selected by my mum so that i could get a catholic upbringing as well....*dats a story for another tym*
Here.teachers went as far as to slap me for submitting notes with my left-hand,collecting or recieving things with my left-hand etc..
i always wondered why i was created with left-hand...
Now yall r wondering y im telling all dis story...well it all leads up to wat happend to me last week....it makes me so angry to think bout it
......Well it all started wen my too bratty sisters Emma (4) and Ife (2) started disturbing for hot dogs and smoothiees....i tell yhu dat wen dese children ask for something,they dont beg oh...they DEMAND and WHINE and CRY and drive evryone crazy till dey get wat dey want....
Well,my dad gave me strict orders...TAKE THEM OUT AND GET WATEVA THEY WANT..DEY R DRIVING ME CRAZY AND IM WORKING!!!
....so we went to the BARCELLOS in festac becuz dats d only place in festac dat sells nethn closely resembling smoothies
soo..back to my story....we got der..did d usual stuff.(yhu know now..order etc)
...DEN...wen it was tym to pay,i gave d lady d money and do yu know wat she sed??
USE YHUR RIGHT-HAND OR I WONT COLLECT THE MONEY
I lookd at d woman and sed
....'EXCUSE ME...BUT...I HAVE BIN LEFT-HANDED SINCE THE DAY I WAS BORN,MY PARENTS HAVE RECIEVED A BILLION THINGS FROM ME AND THEY ARE NOT DEAD NEITHER DO THEY SHOW SIGNS OF DYING...SO YHU HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO EITHER COLLECT THE MONEY FROM MY LEFT HAND OR DIRECT ME TO YOUR MANAGER!!!
.......Trust me now...with my posh british accent in full force..d woman knew dat she couldnt push me over....she collected it and after giving me plenty bad eyes,she gave me my receipt and change..and i walked out with my DIGNITY...lol
............WHICH LEADS ME TO ASK??????/
...WHAT ARE NIGERIANS PROBLEMS WITH LEFT-HANDED PEOPLE...i met a fellow lefty and we both had similar sad tales to share.....so i thnk il end dis post here and pour out my anger on other people...
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