Story: “Black Friday” by 8 months ago 64 views
Story: “Black Friday”

    Life is fulfilled with so many misery, who can unravel it, sometimes when people say they are having a bad day, I have no idea what they meant because I haven’t experienced it before.

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    My name is Alex and today is the worse and longest day of my life.

    It started as a beautiful Friday morning, I was so excited because its pay day, the month has just ended and I had so many things being budgeted for, My wife Kelly is heavily pregnant with our first baby, she might put to birth any moment. That morning I quickly took my bath, put on my clothes and was set to go the work.

    My wife made breakfast for me but I was too excited so I just drank the tea and left the bread. As soon as I step out of the house, it began to rain. ..

    The rain was so heavy, I began to wonder because the weather was so bright this morning and there was no sign of rain.

    Thank God I drove my car today I said to myself. The road was not free either because of the rain. But after a while I got to work.

    O boy you come late Wetin happen?? Alvin asked me.

    Alvin is my colleague and friend, he is nice and a strict person being the HOD of my department.

    Good morning sir, the hold up no be here oh, I replied him.

    You drive come today?? He asked.

    Yes oh, you know my wife is due so I drive everyday now in case of any emergency, I will quickly rush down since she can’t drive. I replied.

    Ok no problem, you’re welcome, he said.

    Thank you Sir I replied.

    I quickly went to my office, sat down and start work for the day.

    That day I wasn’t comfortable at all, I didn’t feel like myself but suddenly my boss called me to his office and paid me my salary for the month, I was so happy and my mood changed.

    After rounding up my work, I pleaded with my boss to close early to be with my wife. He agreed and I left.

    On my way home, I remembered the food seller close to my place of work, I was still owning her some money, so I quickly parked my car and entered the restaurant.

    Mummy Ronke good afternoon ma, I greeted her.

    Afternoon sir, you don close already?? she asked..

    Yes I oh today na weekend, I want go house go assist my wife..I replied her.

    Good, So wetin you want Chop make them bring am. She asked.

    I no want chop, I come pay you the money when I dey owe you. I said to her, How much e be that time? ? I asked.

    Correct customer, na 3,500 naria only, she said smiling.

    As i deep my hands in my pocket and gave her the money, the next thing I heard was everybody lie down there …Before I could turn my back someone hit my head from behind and I fainted.

    When I woke up I was confused, my bag was gone, it contained my laptop and my salary …Everyone was looking at me, because they were trying to help me since I became unconscious . I asked mama Ronke what happened.

    She said immediately I gave her the money I was owing her, robbers came and robbed everyone.

    In broad daylight. The luck I had was they didn’t check my pocket since I was unconscious they only took my bag. I checked my pocket and my phone was intact. The robber hit me because I was standing at the entrance of the restaurant.

    I don’t even know where to start from, I was so confused, what do I tell my wife. That I branched a restaurant and they robbed me of 60k because of my carelessness.

    Mama Ronke said they came because of one customer who is rich and I became a victim.

    I just went to my car and drove off.

    As I was driving my phone ran, its is my Wife. ..

    I picked.

    Honey how are you??

    Am fine she said. ..

    I began to narrate what happened to her and suddenly she screamed…

    Honey are you ok I asked??

    No ooooo she shouted.

    I think I am in Labour she said almost in tears. ..

    Ok calm down, I will be home as soon as possible. ..

    No oh, I can’t wait for you oh…she said.

    I quickly called my neighbor to help me take her to the hospital. ..

    As I was driving some police men standing on the road sited me and signaled me to stop.

    Omg what is this one again, I am in a hurry I said to myself. .

    Your particulars sir. ..

    I brought them out and handed it over to them.

    Your driver licence he asked.

    I brought it out and handed it over to him. .

    Sir please come down. ..he said after he saw my license. .

    Your license has expired. The policeman said.

    I was so confused and he gave me to look at it…

    Omg please sir I forget, I was suppose to renew it..,it expired yesterday. .I said.

    He didn’t even listen to me ..

    You are under arrest he said, you will be coming to the station with us.

    I started pleading. …

    Please sir my wife is in labour, please help me. ..I will renew it first thing Monday morning.

    He didn’t listen to me…

    My phone rang..

    It was my neighbor…

    Mr Alex your attention is needed at the hospital, your wife has a serious complication, where are you??, Please come, she is bleeding, she needs Blood transfusion . ..

    My God what will I do, I quickly told him I am being arrested by the police. ..

    The police man took the phone from my ear and ended the call.

    I started crying like a baby……..








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