Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Escalators and other matters!!!!!

Yesterday i was at MM2

The place is quite fine, quite a far far cry from the former local airport.

Infact see the name sef "local airport"

Anyway this MM2 is really really cool not totally like Heathrow or JFK but well on the way to being there..

Even the toilets

Beautiful

Anyway i hopped on the escalator in my heels and immediately

Remembered ....

The first time after a long time i hopped on an esclalator!!!!

In this Lagos for that matter...

I have vague memories of getting on them at the kingsway or Bhojsons stores downtown Lagos

But those stores had long closed down so of course no escalator rides for me until this particular day...

I went to see some toaster of mine, in fact in my mind we were dating but apparently he defined the association as something else(story for another day)

anyway i wore my bestest suit and bestest heels to go and see this fellow

Tis not easy to be seeing a banker now. Abi?

we sha reached the office some place in VI and he came out to meet me... we chat small and he says "ok come on in "

He hops on the escalator and for the life of me i'm clueless as to whether i'm supposed to get on immediately or wait for the "thing" to drop him and come back and pick me...

He is chatting on assuming i'm behind him!!!

As soon as i see him trying to turn and ask me a question(i think) i quickly hop on ...

Of course in my haste to avoid being "disgraced" yours truly drops her ID card and almost sliced my fingers in the process...

Then i'm holding the railings till the bugger says " Fluffy can you see that driver holding the railings??????? Bush woman"

So i let go and i'm praying in my heart that this 2 minute ride will soon come to an end.... at the top of the thing, i hop off and miss my step etc etc

God sha saved me, i no break teeth....

We talk for a bit and i need to take my leave (he's at work after all)


The ride downstairs was excrutiating.

Yours trulyt missed my step while getting on and was balancing precariously at the edge of the thing for most of the "journey"

I know at some point i felt something hook my shoe but fear no even gree me look down...

As we "disembarked" i thanked God for seeing me through and as i took a step forward i realised i had a


LIMP...

Chai the heel of my shoe na im break that time....

If the ground could have opened i for happily dive enter am.... LOL

By this time i don dey sweat...

"Darling" was still talking ,of course i heard nothing he said... I promptly limped to a wall (made sure he didn't notice) and stood like an idiot with my shoe(the broken one) touching the wall and kept making small talk and hoping darling would go away oh.

Darling no gree comot oh LOL

Then some chick i knew strolled by. ordinarily I would've walked to her to say hello, people i pammed against the wall till SHE came from her somewhat far distance to greet me oh!!!

Eventually sha, darling said he had to go and went away...

I watched him disappear on the evil esca.... wetin call before i turned and left ohh...

Kai the walk down the street was long, with those stupid okada laughing at me and saying all sorts of nonsense...

LMAO

Worse still of course i had no money for cab and still had to take bus home with my LIMP

LOL

8 comments:

O'Dee said...

That must have been a terrible experience.

Howz U, mr, & lil fluffy?

Sprezatura said...

lol, escalation of woes

Afrobabe said...

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahah

Chei, see as my friend disgraced me oh...

My last trip to naija I almost flew off the escalator oh...the silly people at the airport put it too fast so the people at the bottom were still down there scampering out of the way when you arrive and have to scamper off as well because more people are coming down.....

SHE said...

Ha ha??

So many things I dont understand.

The toaster, is he ex or current? whether na your husband head catch you...

In any case, those escalators can be confusing at times.
Why you no carry money for cab? That was a HUGE risk!!

So your bestest shoe is now spoilt? Pele...

fluffycutething said...

O'dee- My dia, it was quite terrible, never will i forget it. We're fine jare the boys are doing good as well...

Sprezatura- sincerely that is an apt description

Afro- No one is above mistakes now LOL besides from your experience we now know that even "abroad" people are not exempt from these type of mishaps LMAO Those wicked airport people sef

SHE-Biko the toaster was in ths distant past oh, i never even know MR that time...
All those things happened in my "era of foolishness" i have long sharpened up on these matters ;)

Mojisola said...

Lol at the whole experience with the bobo there to watch. . .and to think I used to make fun of my hubby, has the escalator phobia too.

Arewa said...

Lol! Too funny.

Okada men never seize to surprise me. Trust them to add to ur woes.

tobenna said...

Ha! Hilarious tale!
Escalator woes...

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