April 7, 2016

Check Out How His Humility Landed Him A Brand New Car And A Job

 NGLatest dearies, I think y’all should see this story shared by a blog reader (although it’s lengthy). Enjoy:

Life is a journey and we never can tell who we meet on the way. My own
case is slightly similar to that of Abraham in the Bible who came across
an Angel. Unknowingly, he gave them bread and took care of them, that
was where he was promised a child from God, and the rest is history.

My
mom was an Akara seller who struggled to put I and my brothers through
school. And life isn’t easy at all will all its short comings.

2014
after graduating from the university and awaiting my NYSC, I moved to
Port Harcourt to join my uncle and his family. I started working in a
Business center in Choba, close to Uniport pending till I go for my
NYSC. Due to it’s a student environment and its 8am to 6pm, and the
manager just started new in the area, I still managed the pay, N8,000.
Customer response was very poor. Sometimes I do stay the whole day
without any person coming to do any printing, photocopy or any job in my
center.

This particular Wednesday afternoon after a rough
morning. PHCN disconnected our power without no good reasons. So we were
just left to use generator. Secondly, a man came and did a job without
paying. It really hurts. I thought I had had enough that morning. Coming
to afternoon, I was in the shop when a lady just walked in. the way she
badged in sef was annoying. She was in a haste and looked angry. She
asked if we have internet service. I told her we do. She said I should
Google some works, do printing and photocopy for her. I just smiled. “My
friend come and do this things for me, you are just looking and smiling
like a goat,” she shouted at me. I was surprised because of her
outburst as if I was her slave. I still kept my cool and calmness as I
collected the work from her. “Don’t you people have A.C here?” she
asked. I told her we didn’t. Na so she begin complain that other
business centers have but it seemed we are so wretched. She couldn’t
just understand why she was just raining curses on me. We have never met
before neither has she been to our center before. I kept cool and told
her not to worry that we would get A.C. I began her work. At a time she
began complaining that I was too slow and I wasn’t getting the right
results she wanted from Google and I was wasting her time. I looked at
her and smiled and kept calm even when I was boiling inside me. I looked
at her and told her to calm down that she will get what she is looking
for. She began comparing our center with other big centers around
Uniport. That if not because the other big business centers were full of
people working she wouldn’t have come to our own. I began pleading with
her to exercise patience. I even went as far as getting her refreshment
when she said she wanted to get something to eat. I became the errand
boy. After about 3 hours of work. After I don burn about 1gb of data and
the printing and photocopies, she gave me N350. I tried to explain to
her that her money was N2,750, but madam no gree. She said she wasn’t
going to pay for the internet service because I didn’t get the actual
things she wanted. And infact sef I don’t deserve to be paid. The thing
pained me but I still smiled, trying to be friendly. But I no fit drag
with her. I had to let go as she left. But she didn’t leave without
telling me that I was useless in that shop, that my Oga should even
employ another person. And she packed the work she said I didn’t don
well. She carry dem go, and na generator I take run the work. To think
she was very beautiful, young with that kind of attitude. I was really
troubled when I got home. I felt humiliated but I still encouraged
myself.

The next day, I was sitting in the shop when the
troublesome woman that woman that didn’t pay me the previous day came
in. I greeted her so well as if nothing happened the previous. And she
replied me well, asking me how my night was. I was surprised, that was a
woman that was abusing me, saying she won’t come to our shop again.
Everything about her seems to have changed that day as she told me that
her project supervisor approved and gave an excellent recommendation of
her work, the one I help her with the previous day. I smiled in
happiness. Na so she begin apologize for what she did the previous day.
She said I should just forgive her because she had a bad day in her
office and one of her kid was sick, couple with her pregnancy. She gave
me money for the previous day and additional N1,000 for me. She went out
and bought snacks for me oo. She asked me for my name and number. I
told her I was a graduate and awaiting NYSC. She said I should call her
mummy Nifemi. She asked why I didn’t even react when she was raining
abuses the previous day, I was just smiling. I told her I am slow to
anger. She said she liked my nature, that I know how to handle
customers.

That was how became friends and she became a special
customer. Infact she directed all her friends doing PhD and masters
degree to our business center to be doing their works. Before we know
wetin dey happen our shop don dey full with so many customers. Sometimes
she calls me to come and collect work from her house to do for her. She
introduced me to her husband sef and I became a very good friend to the
family. Their family is very rich. Her husband works in a popular gas
firm in Port Harcourt. They deal in supplies, marine gas. The company is
owned by the husband, Daddy Nifemi.
Fortunately, when I printed my
call-up letter, I was so surprised that I was posted to Rivers state. I
was happy oo even though I wanted Abuja. Unfortunately, my uncle I was
staying with was transferred to Abia state. He and his family moved to
Abia while I began my PPA in Akuku-toru LGA. Even when I had stopped
work at the business center, mummy and daddy Nifemi still keep intouch
with me. Sometimes they do call me and I go to spend weekends in their
house. At a time when am less busy, daddy Nifemi do take me along to
work as his personal assistance (PA). He even takes me to oil rigs.
After the outings, he would give me some money. They trusted me to the
extent that I was part of the few they allow into their home and even
stay with them. Sometimes I do leave Abonuma to Port Harcourt to bring
back their kids from school. i help in supervising the cleaning of their
homes. Sometimes they will give me money and some other times they
won’t. I go just come back empty handed, but I didn’t care. My friends
would laugh at me that am an errand boy. Dem go say na house boy and
plate I dey wash for daddy Nifemi’s mansion.

One particular
incident, I had withdrawn all my money and sent to my mom and siblings
for upkeep and school. I barely had money on me. Daddy Nifemi invited me
to their house for a paper work. I went and spent 3 days there and when
I was coming back nothing was given to me. Even though I expected it
but never saw, I was very broke. I managed to get to Abonuma to my
friends laughing at me that my errand didn’t work that day. Dem say my
errand for that day na in vein because I was not given money. Though I
never complained because the Nifemis are trying so well for me. And I
was doing everything for them from the bottom of my heart.
On the 5th
of January 2016 after I had resumed to my PPA, daddy Nifemi called me
that I should come to Port Harcourt immediately that he wants me to do
something for him since corpers are yet to resume in their schools. Na
so I go Port Harcourt. We went to an oil rig with his workers. After 2
days with him, when we got to his house in Port Harcourt. He said he has
bought a new car to his fleets. He handed me the key to one his cars, a
Honda EOD. He said I should take it, and the next day he would follow
me to go and change ownership and paper works to my name. He also gave
me an appointment letter that I have been automatically employed in his
gas company. He said I should officially resume after my passing our
parade (POP), but I will still be on salary for the remaining months of
my service. He also gave me money for my project management program. I
had once told him that I will be doing the course after my service. He
gave me money and asked me to register immediately because I will use
the knowledge in his company. I was so happy because I never expected
it. One of the things he told me was that I am loyal and he had been
watching me. He admired my approach to things.
Men and brethren, na
so my life don change oooo. I am not telling this story to brag but to
inspire us. I began to reminisce when I first met mummy Nifemi at my
former working place. As she was ranting that day, what of if I had
shouted at her? What of if I abused and chased her arrogantly from the
shop? With her attitude, what of if I had treated her badly the way she
did, she may not have returned back and I might not get to see her
again. I might not have seen this kind of opportunity. I didn’t judge
her from the attitude she portrayed that day, I still welcomed her the
next day, which made us become close and now I am favoured. Now the
errand boy has become the Oga. My life has changed. Na my friends wan
start to run errand for me now.

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