The Brat and the She-devil
The stupid fool is smiling at me..
“Hain, madam you no won answer my greetings abi? person vex you for night? na beautiful Monday morning oh, no shelle, nothing dey happen, ” he laughs swinging his hands together.
If he thought this was in anyway going to make me keep him as my PA? He has another think coming.
The good-for-nothing PA.
I already have dent to my perfect day!!
I didn’t bother replying him, with a straight face I gave him a curt nod when he greets a goodmornig again.
God knows that I was so going to have him replaced , I really can’t deal with such a person as my PA.The more I see him the more I got annoyed.
“Madam I hope say you enjoy your weekend and you don sleep well well.
Plus you no gree answer me make i know wether you don chop breakfast this morning so hungry no go catch you, you know break na around 11 abi 12 noon and person like you no suppose starve yourself.”
He asked as he stared at me from the front mirror as we both entered the car
Obviously trying to make small conversation
“Drive the car Mr Andrews. i am not in the mood for small talks”.
I took my files from my bag and perused through.
I felt him stare at me for a few more seconds before he mumbled a ..
“Er sorry ma!!” He says, his enthusiastic cheer level dropped from a 100 to a zero.
Good, I wasn’t his playing partner, he should know that.
I roll my eyes.
I miss Tina, why on earth can’t I have my PA from lagos brought to me?
And what’s this thing about order from higher superior ?
It didn’t make sense , I need to get that sorted out as soon as I get the office.
I assure myself.
I turn away from my files and stare out the window taking the envionment into sight.
I realise that it isn’t an exactly long drive from my apartment to the office, tops 15 minutes and we were pulling infront of a giant building.
It had the ” J.K Andrews Constuction And Housing Design Company” boldly written on it.
It wasn’t your usual construction company that always looked a mess, with lot of blocks, and planks and all other constuction tools lying about.
From the outside it looked like a corporate office firm. ..which indeed it was, people dressed as officelike as possible..
Even the contruction workers had a cute overall. ..and an helmet but within it they dressed as decently as possible. .
The architects weren’t different from the people who stayed behind the computers and had a desk infront of them..
The only difference was that they either had a pencil in their hair or behind their ear..So cliché of them.
But there was something cute about a guy with a rolled up sleeves..tucked in shirt and tie..looking all delicious being serious .
Atleast this is a less stucked-up place than my previous environs with a little of everything in one place; diverse culture and people.
Different fields of specialisation trying to make up on unit..what’s there not to love?
I mutter to myself as I highlighted from the car and followed the annoying person infront of me as he led the way.
Atleast he had a good enough sense to carry my bag and files without me telling him.
“I’m still replacing your ass”… I mutter to myself
It was 10 minutes to 8am.
I was told introductions and briefing starts by 8am.
I walked into the reception area, sat down and waited.
*** Earlier ****
Brian wakes up, turning on his side , he groans when he sees that it is 7am already.
Sighing he gets up and heads to the shower, good thing the girl had left already, a nice tip gave her face a pretty smile when she woke up this morning.
He wished the weekend didn’t come to an end.
He had a swell weekend.
Lots of booze and warm body or bodies… and the sex was……Hmmm
He laughs to himself.
One would think he would be totally wasted and sprawled on his sofa till sunrise a million years later.
He had a lot of energy to last a life time…
Well it doesn’t matter, today was Monday, nothing stops him from having fun anytime of the day whenever he wanted.
He strolls to the shower to bath, and then wiping his body dry he comes out, flinging the towel to the chair.
Good thing room service was still a thing, he wouldn’t be picking after himself. He never picks after himself..
When there were maids and things like room service??
He shakes his head, then he stops infront of the mirror and stares at his naked body .
He loved his body.
He always thanked the stars for such perfectness.
And most especially for the fact that despite his abs and sweet biceps..killer body and taut butts,
He was well endowed..
And he never let’s an opportunity pass to flaunt it to the chicks who were privelleged to view it.
He calls it.
“His Gift to women”
Especially when it was on full alert.
He liked that their eyes pops out of their socket when they stare at him.
It wasn’t that it was gigantic…lord that would be. ..Terrifying. if he were a girl he would run far away.
But No, it was that it was…above the average big and it was perfect and it was beautiful.
And he loved it. The ladies loved it.
He wiggled it as he danced to the music playing in the background..and laughed at his silliness.
He looks at the time ..7:15
He picks out a black shirt and a brown chinos pants, He didnt bother with a tie.
He carried a brown jacket, wearing a brown loafers , picks up his Rolex, dapped a little male cologne , brushed his hair, Looked at his teeth and gave himself a thumbs up and smiled
“Gosh I love me”
He strolled out of the house..
The driver had been on standby since 7am
He was nearing the car when the call came in, he ignores the call.
“Goodmorning Sir !” The dude standing and opening the door wide for him greets him.
“Goodmorning Ikena, driver stroke personal bodyguard stroke my father’s spy , stroke buddy patrol stroke whatever else my father have you doing. I am sure if he pays you to spy on me boning some chick or pooping you wouldn’t mind right?”
The dude didn’t answer that question…but smiled, the dude probably figured he was being cynical.
“It is Ikechukwu sir” the man says
“Whatever , there is Ike in both so…what gives? ” Brian smiles standing close to the car
“Enjoyed your weekend? ”
“Oh most definitely Ike, most definitely ” Brian says looking at the phone as it rings again
It’s from the office. , the 10th call within 5 minutes .
He slips it back into his pocket ..
Whatever it is and whoever it is has to wait.
He was going to the office baa? What’s the piss about.
He should tell them never to call his personal line anymore.
More respect !!!
“Your fault father ” he sighs
Ikechukwu stares at his boss’s son from the mirror
Atleast today he was in a good mood, other days he throws insults at the him as though every word he knew was of them.
The Boss’s son tries to get away from him during crowded places but ofcourse he doesn’t get that far.
He was smart but they were trained smarter.
They were about five bodyguards who were put in his detail when he came into Port harcourt and everyone was tasked to giving the Boss detailed reports on his son on a daily..
What he does and what he doesn’t do.
Personally their Boss knew his son was a womaniser ..whenever they told him about the girls he waves it away
“I don’t need to know about my son’s sexual innuendos , all I am comcerned about is his safety, his whereabouts, his company and his office activities to make sure he does what I ask him to and if he errs or goes against me is to inform me so I take the necessary action” The Boss had told them.
But his son Brian didn’t want bodyguards.
He told his father that he felt like a kid with nannies , well they all knew that he didn’t want them overcrowding his space or rather spilling to his father .
He heard him telling his Boss over the phone
“Pops, you alone said you don’t want anyone to know I am your son and bla bla bla, and that I must live a life of service bla bla bla and yet you give me five bodyguards? I don’t mind them but c’mon I’ll rather pick my own bodyguards so I know that they are loyal to me not your own loyal dogs you kept on my tail. Pull them back..i can drive myself.”
He could hear his Boss’s reach laughter through the phone
“Do you know your way around Port harcourt? Have you ever been there before?”
“No to both questions but still”
“But still you want to be on your own so that you can do all manner of things and I wouldn’t be able to keep a tab on you like say not show up at the office, go partying and God knows what other things young men your age do”
“Father we have fun, I think you need a lil bit of that”
“Stop it Brian,this is no time for jokes. I am not pulling them away, plus yes I don’t want people to know about you there because it would get into your head and I will not leave my wealth to some playboy, or an incompetent fool!!”
“Ouch father, that is harsh and low, even for you,you do know that I am neither of the two and I am your son, if I am these way maybe you were worse when you were younger. The able doesn’t fall far from the tree you know”
“With the way you are behaving I think you are much worse and I was never as bad, reckless and irresponsible as you”
“I don’t need your dogs father” Brian sighs
“You have no choice. Good thing that they won’t be on uniform and be very obvious. You can pretend to be friends with them,i am sure one or two of them can talk your language”
“Which is what father?”
“Girls,drink,parties ecetera” his father laughs
“Hahaha very funny father. Take them away”
“Five is two much”
“Fine, I’ll remove two, I’ll leave three, and there would take turns keeping you safe ”
“Don’t you mean spying on me and giving you reports”?
“Hmmm, that too.”
“I guess you have eyes everywhere father so saying goodbye would be ironic”
His father laughs .
After Brian cuts the call, they had a call,two of them were taken away from his security detail…and the driver was removed as well so a bodyguard assumed the responsibility instead.
Ikechukwu knew that it sucked, working for his Boss wasn’t so bad but working for his Boss’s son was crazy.
He was a dickhead and a brat.
A huge one.
If he were his son he would have kicked him out to the streets to have some manners ..
But here he was taking bullshit from this young man.
Some days he would have loved to punch his face in and then walk away but the pay was good if not he wouldn’t mind making Brian eat the dirt, but he kept his cool.
Such dudes born with a silver spoon don’t know the first thing of responsibility, obedience and how to treat other lesser beings…
And Brian here was the worst of them .
All he knew how to do was, party, women..booze and it went on and on like a vicious circle…
Ikechukwu shook his head.
This Brian was lucky he got a father who gave a shit about him.
If it were his father , his father will kick his ass to the curb and tell him “Go learn how to be a man..fend for yourself and put food on the table…then we can talk about how well of a man you are”
That would put the fear of God into him or any young man.
But here they have someone who just gets plastered with money and don’t really have to work shit to get it.
And the only condition here is just to PA and yet he don’t give a shit and acks like a boss around here?
He shook his head again but stopped.
Well technically, Brian is the boss’s son soo. .but no one is supposed to know that.
And their duty is to help Brian to keep a low profile.
But the fool of a boy, that’s not exactly what he is doing by being an asshole at work and practically getting away with everything.
The buzz around the office of who is he and the link to Mr Andrews is still uncertain and they intend to keep it that way.
Everyone pegs Brian for high profile person and the curiousity is over the roof
His own phone has being buzzing all weekend from Mr Andrews
“Why in the world didn’t you make him go to the airport?
Why didn’t you make sure he had the files printed and sent to the new employer?
Ikechukwu, what is this i am hearing about the new employee wanting the PA replaced?
“If he doesn’t do his job I will have yours!!!
“I am paying you to guard my son and make sure he doesn’t run wild yet …
I see pictures of him having one to many naked women, too many drinks,
And what’s worse , people asking questions of who he is and all that.
Make it stop unless I will need your resignation letter”.
Mr J.K Andrews went on and on and on, and ofcourse not even wanting to listen to him speak.
Ikechukwu was angry.
“I am not his fucking nanny!! I am a security detail, not to wash his ass and make sure he eats and gets to work early. Who does that shit…..” he wanted to scream at his Boss .
but He sighs as his subconscious kicks him.
“But the pay is good. For the money bro, Just for the money.
Suck it up.
This dude don’t gat shit on you”…
“Er Ikechukwu ” Brian interrupts his thoughts.
” I know you would love to stand and admire how handsome I look but can you get to your driver duties?
I have a PA thingie to go to and make papa proud…”
Brian snickers mischievously as he wears his shades, closes his eyes and relaxes his head..
“Right away Sir!!”
Ikechukwu enters into the car puts it on drive and they were off..
He watches as Brian ignores the call again.
As they arrive, Brian alights from the car, enters into the building, and takes the elevator up to his floor, alighting he runs into John
The dude seem to not like him, he sensed the way he raises up his shoulders and turns up his nose at him.
It only meant one thing, the guy felt intimidated by him.
This small toad,what did he have that he could think he could rub shoulders with him?
Brian laughs as he eyes him.
Ever since he came here,while the ladies throw themselves at him and some of the guys wanted to be his friend., this John guy seemed to be forming a click of his own to tell everyone why they shouldn’t be mesmerised by a fine face and good body, that boys like him were bad.
He was bad alright, bad for John’s ego which seemed to be a deflated sag of balls.
“Didn’t you see my missed calls?” John stops infront of him
Brian raises an eyebrow “So you were the fool calling me??”
“Who are you calling a fool?”
“If the name fits why deny” Brian says.
“You are the one who looks more like a fool ” John sneers back
Brian stares at him, a slight anger rising.
No one would dare talk to him this way no one, but because his father had said….”Don’t tell anyone who you are until I make the announcement myself ” he is now making him have to see people like these and not slap them “shut up” and bring them to their kneels to beg for his forgiveness
Breath Brian breath.
He tells himself.
“Do you mind getting out of my face Er John!”
John eyes him “if you think I am going to be like others falling on their feets for you you are mistaken. You are nothing but bad news Brian or whatever your name is,”
“Yes, i seem to ruffle your feathers”
John squints his eyes “Infact I don’t have time for this, the acting Director has asked me to inform you to go pick up the new Boss for your department, meeting starts by 8am” he says walking away
Brian stares at him..
Father if not because of you I probably would have had that guy licking my shoes with tears in his eyes.
But, your time will come John.
Your time will come and I would be the one laughing when you come to realise who ypu talking to.
But for now, he’ll let the puppies play.
Sighing , he looks away.
So they want him to go pick the PA eh?
He will go pick her up alright, in their dreams.
He goes back down ..
“Ikechukwu sir” the driver stroke everything else says stepping out of reception area
“Whatever , where can I find an amazing breakfast this morning, I am starving” Brian says
“I was told we are going to pick up the Madame and bring her to the office for the meeting”
“Who gave you that information? ”
“It came from her office ,your office I mean, the office in which you would be working from”
“Who gave you that order Ikena?” Brian repeats
Ikechukwu winces ,
“What is my order Ikena?”
Brian smiles entering into the car “Then Breakfast it is”
“I know a nice place for your treat, and where to from there sir ?”
“Back here to the office”
“And the Boss madame?” Ikechukwu frowns
“What is my order Ikena? ?”
“Very well sir”
“Good boy Ikechukwu, good doggy” Brian smiles.
Ikechukwu shakes his head,enters into the car and drives into a five star hotel for him to have breakfast.
Done, he brings him back into the office.
Brian climbs out, and disappears into the building, he threw something over his shoulders saying he was going to find some chick to while away time and wouldn’t care less about the meeting, that he was going to go there in his own time.
Ikechukwu shakes his head staring at Brian retreating form.
“Hello??” He says into the phone as it brings
“Where are you , aren’t you supposed to go pick the Madame from her house with the PA?”
“Sir, He had other plans ” he says “I could not force him sir”
“Incompetent!!! you don’t want your Boss to fire you do you?”
“No sir but I can’t force a grown man unless you want me to cuff him and pull him by his balls,excuse my french”
The person at the other side of the call sighs ” where is he?”
‘”He just entered the building.”
“Fine, I would send the driver to go get her, but do your job” the line cuts
Think about the money, think about the morning.
He squeezes his fist, takes a deep breath and releases it.
Mr Emeka, whom I was introduced to be the Superior Departmental Lead to the company was addressing the team of crowded people.
I was standing not so far away from him pretending to look through some files while he barbed about work ethics and all that and all that.
Then I heard him say…
“Finally before we go about our day’s duties, i would like to introduce the newest addition to the company, all the way from lagos, Nigeria ofcourse”
Which got everyone smiling, even me
“Miss Adora chime.
She is the Social Media Manager and a consultant , she would be incharge of everything worth anything about the social media for the company , which her basic duties are all about reconstructing the company and putting it in the limelight, give it the appropriate spunk it needs which includes recognisition and attractiveness and also to sell the company and bring in more customers. She will be our consultant to other companies and also to our sister company’s around the country, that is her department.
She is good at what she does, best in her field and don’t think she is all about the social media, She is good with figures as well and she is equally smart, having a degree in Economics and a masters in Accounting , she has worked in a bank and an Accounting firm as well. So she knows her onions.
So be rest assured if you see her hovering over you, asking questions, taking snapshots or interviews etc,
Holding meetings and giving out needed budgets…don’t feel agitated ..she is just doing her thing.
I implore you to be corporative and help her if needed.
Ladies and gentlemen, make a warm welcome to Miss Adora Chime”
I look up smiling at him , I give him a nod walking towards him and smiling at the crowd of people.
Look at him introducing me as though i am supposed to have an award or something
I said to myself before dazzling them with my killer smile.
“Hello everyone, goodmornig.
Well Mr Emeka has said it all, so there is no need to re-emphasis.
I am here to help put the company on the spotlight it deserves. It’s the new age, everyone needs their company not only at work, but also for the world to see and to have that and make it sparkle, you would need someone who knows the inner workings of social media, how to get the target market well enough to bring the needed customers and sponsors to your door, and I can say that is what I would give to you.
So please fill free to go about your duties and don’t let my presence make you uncomfortable.
I will just do my thing and try not to damper on yours.
I am here for abit, i hope you will tolerant my lil tantrums if I happen to throw them…”
Smiles, laughter and applause as they cheered me a warm welcome.
I wonder if they thought I was joking.
I do throw a mean tantrum.
But I don’t bother , in time they would understand .
I step back to my position but I could still feel all eyes were on me.
I even heard a side comment.
“She is a sexy vixen, that body is just amazing, shit!”
Men!! So typical.
I hope that fool doesn’t dare come to my front and tell me that.
I would surely put him in his place.
“So, department heads, any more briefing? Announcements etc before we we go back to work?” Mr Emeka looks at a group of five people standing together
The one named Bola stepped out, adjusting his tie trying to impress me. maybe…
Because everyone i assumed who needed to be there was there, the door was closed and the hall was calm, it took everyone’s eyes to the door when it opened and someone walks in.
From where I stood, I could see that it was a guy, with dark shades on and a straight face, a face I couldn’t very well make out.
I wonder who walked in as though he owned the place, with dark shades on in a non – sunlight room?
I looked around, trying to catch the eye of Mr Emeka.
Shouldn’t he be reprimanded?
My eyes conveyed the message , but he doesn’t answer but looks away.
I look at my watch , it was 9:10 am, I look up at him again,he was close to the door and people standing blocked my view from him,but then I notice a movements and then I see him raise his hands up, tip his head back and pours liquid into his mouth as people begin to murmur.
And he was drinking a coke!!!!!!!!
I couldn’t believe the nerve of who ever the person was, wasn’t this Mr Emeka seeing this person ??
I would walk him out if I was in charge here.
I notice the person leans to the door, and turns away from the crowd.., I could swear he was pressing his phone.
I shake my head, whoever employs this people needs to be fired.
Everyone was muttering.
Bola had to raise his voice a notch to be heard.
When it doesn’t still allow him to be heard , Mr Emeka had to pull the hush on them…
“Calm please, everyone he calm and be attentive”!! He cautions, suddenly the room grows still again.
I scan the room quickly as something occurs to me, and I wondered why my stupid good-for-nothing PA wasn’t even in the room.
After I entered the conference hall,
I thought he was behind me but apparently he didn’t follow me in.
Shouldn’t he be here taking notes?
Or i’m supposed to do everything myself?
I felt the anger rising again.
I need to talk to Mr Emeka..
He was the acting Director, according to Tina.
As the meeting ended, Mr Emeka comes to me
“Nice to have you here Miss Adora, i hope the city is doing you well?”
“Thank you Sir, it’s good to he here , Port Harcourt seem like a nice city ”
“Yes indeed it is”
“Thank you for having me here.”
“Good! I will walk you to your office. .
You have a departmental secretary stationed at your departmental floor,
But your PA will handle every other thing you need within and outside the office.
I am sorry for any inconvenience he must have caused you…” he was saying..
“Yes about that sir…
I spoke to the HR but was told he can’t be changed.
Since you are the director I feel you can override that..
He is clueless and awkward and would be a dent to my work and I can’t have a slow poke in my everyday work…
So I would like very much to change him if you don’t mind…”
He smiles and pats me on the back..
“My dear, bear with him a little while..I know he can be insufferable and spoilt but he is a good lad…well I would like to think so, Besides he is new at this PA thing but he has other impressive skills i assure you are worthy of thoughts, but the refusal is order from above .”
“Why do you call him a lad, that is a full blown elderly man, whose place shouldn’t be running errands and mine would be pretty tasking.
I need someone with a little energy and not entirely daft” I say to him
He looks at my obviously puzzled.
“I am sure Brian could be anything. …but daft isn’t one of them.
He is just being difficult and I will do well to talk to him”..
We have walked to a door and stopped..
On it had my office and name..
“Social Media Manager/Consultant
Miss Adora Chime”..
He opens the office and motioned me to follow him.
It was immaculately clean and arranged. A desk, a table and two guest chairs, cabinet for files and books and a window to overlook the city .
Everything had a touch of red and vast enmass of black and dots of brown. I loved the combination.
A round table at the center with two sofas and a TV. .
I was liking my office the more I looked at it and temporarily forgot about the PA.
“I hope you find everything to your satisfaction yes?”
“Yes indeed. “I reply in admiration, strolling around my office taking note of every detail.
My name tag was placed on the desk…with a “Miss Adora C.”. Initialled on it .
I sat down behind my desk and ran my hand over the desk.. it was made of mahogamy. I like.
“If you need anything, anything at all, please feel free to call or come to my office, it’s the 28th door at the end of the hall, “Directors office ” name on it. Let me leave you to it , i am sure you are itching to get to it , to settle and get to work?”
Are you kidding ??
This was beautiful.
“Thank you sir”.. my smile was broad
He was out of the door in another few minutes
Crap!!!! I almost forgot.
“My bag and files”
Mtcheww, that PA!!!
I pick up the telephone.
There was no where I was going to go out there looking for that fool.Shouldn’t he have been here waiting atleast since he wasn’t in the meeting?
“This guy was going to be the death of me..” I mutter
Thankfully all the office numbers and heads of departments were typed and placed on my table…
I dialed the floor secretary’s number…
“Yes please, who am i speaking with?”
“Ruth ma’am, how can I help you?”
“My name is Miss Adora Chime and I am-
“I know who you are Madame, how may I help you ma’am, please tell me ma’am, I am happy to help you ”
“Yes please I need to get in touch with my PA, ask him to come to my office with my files and bag,
I need to get started with immediately ”
“Okay madame ”
Line went dead.
I get up and pick out a book from from the shelve. ..
It was about the company. …written by one of the prestigious writers in the country. The book sold a ton.
It’s a good place to start, by getting extra information about the company’s little beginings.
The phone rings from the desk, i pick it up at the third ring.
“Er ma’am, he said he is busy at the moment and he isn’t with your files and bag”
I frown , holding the phone tight.
“What nonsense is that? He carried it for me from the car, did he fling it somewhere? Where is he?”
“Tell him to come right this minute. No, Infact never mind”
I slam the receiver down and storm out, retracing my steps to the reception area.
I saw the big fool seated , making small conversation with someone else.
I didnt bother to notice a few people along the passage way…passing the cubicles and nor did i see a guy leaned in to talk to a flashy girl
“Mr Brian Andrews!!” I bellowed as soon as I got to the reception area, i swear my voice could be heard to the high heavens
“Do you find it satisfying to make me get constantly upset with your lack of common sense? Look I have not the time or patience, I didn’t bring those out of the house to decorate your outside but to be used in the office.. why would you say you don’t have it when you obviously do” I say pointing to my bag and flies in his hands
“Are you quite stupid? ” I add
I didn’t get his shocked expression.. he looks at me and then everyone else opening his palm and showing me, as though he was really confused.
Dear lord !!!
“But madam nobody tell me say you dey look for me naw? I been dey here dey wait you as you enter the meeting because I no fit enter the meeting with you, i never know wether una don finish una meeting naim make I dey here , and lady here no allow me go your office say i am not allowed unless madam dey inside , so naim make me sitdon here since”
He replies me
I swear he even looks and sounds as though he was serious telling me the truth
“Oh cut the Crap Mr Andrews,
You must think I am stupid when you are obviously the one in need of a re-orientation. You are a sorry excuse for a PA. …I don’t even know what to do with you”
I hadn’t realise people were staring and someone had also left his initial position and the flashy girl by his side and slowly walked to where I was and was staring at me with a laughing expression on his face at the corner of the room..
Obviously enjoying my outburst.
” Give me my bag and files, give them to me!!! You are useless and incompetent Mr Andrews….”I order with my outstretched hand.
He awkwardly gets up and rushes to my with my items..
“Sorry ma’am, no vex. But madam ..you de confuse me for another——-” He tried to explain
“Oh shut up!!”
I take it and storm back to my office.
My eyes red.
I didn’t want this PA.
I didn’t .i didn’t ..I DIDN’T !!!
They would have to do soemthing about him.
I find my way back to my office and slammed the door shut.
Everyone silently watched the showdown.
Confused and puzzled expression playing on their faces..
John had walked in right as I was leaving. ..
As he greets me I snub him and walk pass waving my hand dismissively at him.
“Hain what is making her upset this first day at work…? It’s a beautiful morning oh…abeg oh madame take it easy, what happened to her? Why is she upset?” John turns asking anyone randomly
“She was shouting her driver calling him Mr Brian Andrews “..someone offered.
“But Mr Andrews was just there staring at her. …she didn’t even look at him, she was shouting on the poor man, kia i felt for him oh.
I don’t want to be in his shoes,see the way she screamed at him and Brian was just there looking at her and he too didn’t say anything “… Another interjected
Realisation dawns on him as he thought of it..
“She probably have got him confused .
No wonder she said he was old and retarded the other day”
John says more to himself nodding bis head and touching his temple “No wonder I understand now, and I thought she was high on crack that day, she didn’t know that the driver isn’t her PA,hmmm”
“John, what was that?”
The first person asked etching closer to him
“Una too like gossip.
Shift abeg, I have work to do” he throws off his shoulders and strolled away to his spot,
“John, what do you mean na?” They call at him, he doesn’t answer. “John, hoarding gossip is against the federal law of Nigeria ” another person says
“I hear you ” John throws back
The girl who was standing close to the
other person smiling looks at him..
“Brian?” She calls his name to get his attention
“That’s your Boss right, the one whom you are to PA for ?”
“She looks mean” she says
But Brian is smiling , rubbing his jaw
He looks towards the elderly man who is complaining to a few people who gather him to console him.
Oh,that is the Boss eh, such anger, such outburst of energy . And she mistook the poor man for him.
He laughs again..
Oh how pitiful.
“Brian, I am talking about your Boss, I hope she wouldn’t make you a laughing stock, see the way she treated that poor man, why didn’t you tell her that you are Brian Andrews and that he is but a replacement driver? She is too …Argh I don’t know. Just today she has caused tension. I don’t like her” the girl crosses her arms over her large breast.
“She is a feisty one…” Brian stares at the door she went into “I like!!”
This should be fun.
Maybe he should go toss her some stones and see if she would bark.
No maybe a bone, dogs likes bones.
He smiles broadly.
A clueless hot tempered “supposed ” Boss eh.
This should be fun.
TO BE CONTINUED.
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Chapter 5 coming soon.