If you’re like me, there are some days when you wake up and all is right with the world.
Maybe you just got a huge payday. Or some project you’ve been working on for what feels like years works out. Maybe you find out that you finally passed an exam, or like a certain barrack boy, you finally get married.
In those moments, it is easy to be good and kind and generous to people around you. You make excuses for the flaws of people, you go out of your way to be helpful to that co-worker struggling with the work on his table, and you even give 50 Naira to the poor woman begging with twins on the street corner.
Unfortunately, those days don’t come every day. Some days you just wake up on the wrong side of the bed.
The contract didn’t pay off the way it should have and exam success is “deferred”. Then you find yourself brooding about why someone of your obvious accomplishment is still single (causing you to mutter imprecations at all those blind Christians who won’t appreciate you for who you are and question the whole waiting for the “right” person and whether you shouldn’t have settled for a certain Ayesha who worshiped the ground you walked on and…ah you get the point).