Who are you advising on the phone? You really sounded pissed. Tis my joinery man oh, he was supposed to bring my chairs 10days ago. He has not brought them and he keeps giving me ‘beautiful’ excuses (which unfortunately to him are faultless). Wait, are you advising the guy on how to run his business or are you scolding him for not having delivered your chairs? Hmmm, can you do one without the other?
Ha, don’t mind him oh, he know the guy has (delivery) time credibility issues yet, he still gives the guy work again and again. Ehen, ngbo is that true? Ok, let me confess, he has the technical know-how/ competence for what i want and for that, am willing to wager the time.
In that case, why do you keep scolding him when doesn’t meet the timeline (a trademark you know him for) he has promised? Simple, there is only one thing that guy is skilled at (very skilled, i dare say), and tis woodwork. So, how will it make him change? Cos, eventually he will understand that his sustenance depends on his trade.
‘Now’ is Nigeria’s “eventually“. At Jubilee??? Tis never too late.
Hey not so fast, you can’t play this line now. Oya, finish your write up……
Whoever said tis (not) finished. Anyway,
“…are you scolding him for not having delivered your chairs?” we as a people need to stop keeping quiet (or understanding) in the midst of ineptitude and failure. We simply should not accept it.
“…are you advising the guy on how to run his business…?” however, and much more importantly, as we choose to refuse ineptitude we should also make sure we find ways to retify these things and actually act them out. One step is never insignificant in a thousand step journey.
“….eventually he will understand that his sustenance depends on his trade.” once we understand that whatever happens Nigeria will always be home to us, then, we will realise now is the time for us to begin to make that change we all want individually and in our own little ways.