Posted by: rethots | October 29, 2010

Nigeria at 50 – Day 29(b): Eventually…

Day 29 continued from Kemi  www.missonaihre.blogspot.com 
 
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.
 
Nigeria at 50 – Day 30 Rita www.erolyrics.blogspot.com
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Responses

  1. We simply should not accept it>>> There are other options but are we ready to go w/ the consequences that come w/ it…surely no nigerian is ready to die like our french brothers & sisters did during the French Revolution [“Abegi! I love my life”, Nigerians echo]
    We know the answer…but do we want to apply it…really do we?
    Well, Home is what Nigeria will always be for every nigerian home & abroad…

    Nice post…thanx for helping out in concluding it…

  2. true talk!

  3. One step is never insignificant in a thousand step journey. TRUE

  4. true talk!

    (now dats d 3rd time i’m typing dat, wassup with ‘wordpress’? *mschew*

  5. true talk!

    (now dats d 3rd time i’m saying dat, wassup with ‘wordpress’? *mschew*

  6. I saw this quote this morning: ‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing’. ~Edmund Burke
    Like you said, we need to take that one step, no matter how little.
    Nice. 🙂

  7. “….eventually he will understand that his sustenance depends on his trade

    yes o….

  8. One step…little drops of water

  9. Great yarn!

  10. “….eventually he will understand that his sustenance depends on his trade.”

    This sentence, Rethots, is exactly what individuals (not just business owners) need to understand in order for there to be progress in our country. I like the example you’ve used to portray the concept.

  11. the guy get anoda means of livelihood abi?

  12. This kept me thinking for a while there..
    I love your take on it..

  13. I almost missed this, but thanks to that email. You handled this with a great analogy. I hope more and more of us remember this.

  14. I am revoking your thinking priviledges. Go and rest your brain.

    I knew there had to be an explanation to your story. Great Thots. Still revoking your thinking priviledges.

  15. ‘Eventually’ please you are taking too bl$$dy a time to come to Naija shores. We need you Now!


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