Though I had spoken with her severally on phone, I finally got to meet her for the first time a few days ago.
She heads a foremost institution in the heart of the FCT.
Polished, packaged and alluring, her bone straight hair was on-fleek, while her make-up was flawless.
With the aura of power around her, you don’t need a soothsayer to tell you she has earned her place at the top.
As I was ushered into her office by the secretary, she motioned for me to take a sit, as she was rounding off a discussion that she was having with a man who was about to take his leave.
As he held the doorknob on his way out of her office, he paused, and requested for her phone number. Thereafter, the following conversation ensued.
Madam: I thought I gave you my number when you came to my office a few months ago?
Man: Yes, you did, madam. I have searched for it on my phone, but I cannot find it. It must have disappeared somehow.
Instantly, a mischievous smile painted her face.
Madam, I hope I have not done anything wrong, he asked?
Not at all, she responded. I just cannot believe you have someone like me living in your house, that is all.
I saw confusion written all over the man. What do you mean, he queried?
I am certain your wife deleted my number from your phone, she responded.
Before he could say anything, she continued.
“I have come to realize that men cannot be trusted. It is even more complex because my job is a demanding one. Therefore, I have made it a routine to regularly scan through my husband’s phone. I focus more on his contact list. I know by heart every name on the list. I also know when he adds a new one.”
“Once I see a female name that does not sit well with me on his phone, I simply delete it without him knowing. This is one of the ways that I have been able to keep my husband in check.”
“Besides, I cannot afford for one small girl to pull the rugs from under my feet just because she has a fine name like Sandra, Stephanie, Cindy, or Jennifer.”
With her gaze fixed on him, she continued.
“Have you not observed how some female names on your phone suddenly disappears? It is something you may want to think about,” she said.
With the smile still on her face, she reached into a pouch on her desk, pulled out her business card and handed it over to him with an instruction,
“Please keep it well this time around, and don’t forget to say hello to your wife for me.”
Like someone in a trance, he thanked her in a barely audible voice and made his way out of her office like a ghost.
As I walked out of her office several minutes later, I just could not contain the barrage of thoughts that rummaged through my mind. Maybe there are so many things I do not understand.
Why will my wife delete a contact from my phone without informing me?
Wait a minute, what if the number belongs to my destiny helper?
Written by John Olugbemi.®