Here’s the popular “Aye Le” video:
So, I was in an eatery some time ago, when a gentleman walked in. It was lunch hour, so there were quite a number of customers in front of the counter. Although there wasn’t a line, the attendants were trying really hard to ensure every customer was being attended to in time.
This gentleman strolls to the counter, places his left elbow on the counter, stands sideways with his right hand in his pocket and lets out a nice smile. He had such charisma, you would think he probably owned the place.
“So what would you like for lunch sir?” A light skinned lady asked, holding an empty plate in her left hand.
“Hmmm… what do you have?” He replied with his charming smile.
“Anything you can think of for lunch… or here, just go through the menu” the lady replied pointing upwards. Apparently, there was the menu board, tagged to the top of the counter.
“You know what?… I’m too hungry to start racking my brain about the menu. Just give me anything”
Without saying a word, the lady took the next person’s order, then the next person, then the next. The man had at this time removed his phone from his pocket and was scrolling through
“This man isn’t hungry at all. He should just leave the counter for other hungry folks” I thought like it’s any of my business. I was almost done with my own meal.
Hardly had I finished poke-nosing that the man raised his face.
“What the hell is this?!… What’s wrong with you people?!… I’ve literally been standing here for 20 minutes! Is this how you treat your customers?! Is there a manager I can speak to?!…”
The man went from 0 – 100 real quick. From Charming smile to “Where’s my food?!” in millisecond (Oh… so he was actually hungry. Lol!)
You see most of us in life are just like this man. We get to the counter and rather than place a specific demand, we demand for anything. Then we get worked up and frustrated when we try to get anything and we get nothing.
If only we could look around with insight and realize life sometimes flashes the question – WHAT DO YOU WANT?
Most of us have replies that sound like:
“I want to make it” – Make what? Tea?
“I want to be very rich” – Really? Can I give you N200? (You’ll be N200 richer than before)
“I want to get to the top” – Top of which tree?
“I want to be blessed” – Are you fellowshipping for the first time?
Our subconscious, which connects to the forces in the universe and controls a lot in the process of goal setting and goal getting, doesn’t actually understand vaguely set goals. Replies like those above result to NOTHING (apologies about the “blessing” part but it’s the truth).
When setting goals, let’s make it definitive and time bound. Let’s put specifics on it and give it a deadline. How about replies like:
“I’ll make products that sell for N20k upwards before the next six months”
“I want to make N5M profit by 31/12/2017”
“I want to buy a new car before the end of next month”
“I want to be the MD of my workplace by March 2019”
You’ll realize that goals set this way becomes clearer to work with; hence, faster to accomplish. Set the goals before you focus on the “How”. You’ll start to see opportunities where you previously haven’t seen anything, or have seen just problems. Have your answer ready ‘cos life can at any time ask you the question: WHAT DO YOU WANT?
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone, may this day bring us more of not only love, but peace, happiness, tolerance, and understanding. May our relationships continue to get better, stronger, and like the wine, get sweeter with as time goes by. Cheers!
*Wears mischievous sunshades*
The couple’s greeting has ended – Continue reading at your own discretion. because from here downwards isn’t the general Happy Valentine’s Day shoutout.
Happy Valentine’s Day to all the single peeps out there, who are of age, but have refused to be pressured into going into a relationship by friends, colleagues, relatives, and even parents. We deserve the best when we eventually find someone who we want to settle with – Life would agree with us.
Happy Valentine’s to all those who have lost their partners. If we decide to remain single in their honour, then we have done the right thing and it simply indicates how strong our love was, when we had them around. If we also decide to go into a relationship, may life give us someone who would do far much better than our departed partner.
Happy Valentine’s to all single parents out their who have been abandoned by their partners or supposed partners. If we are sure we truly did nothing wrong, then it’s just a matter of time before true love finds us. Earth’s law of getting what we give is sure to reward us with the love that will make us rise above our present state.
Finally, Happy Valentine’s Day to all the guys/girls who are in relationships to test the waters, and never giving it their all. When our heart is broken, we’ll say all men are scum or all women are trash. We won’t confess how we were doing like Wi-Fi signal bar, rising and falling all through the relationship. We easily forget that relationships take testing the waters with both feet.
May we change from today and enjoy true love… and if it turns bad, may we have enough strength to dust ourselves and move on.
Happy Valentine Everyone.
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Mature Minds Talk.
From Generations to Generations,
From Clans to Clans,
The War has waged on with no end in sight.
Watches us closely with prying eyes.
Sharpening their weapons – the old tools,
The Grim reaper, boogie man, weeping widow, and other ancient fools.
Dying to see what against their forces, the force of light can do.
The time is almost upon us, you knights of day.
Night draws closer, the implications are needless to say.
Gather your weapons, we go to war again.
For the sake of earth, we need to keep the dark force at bay.
*Weapons Clanging, Knights Roaring*
This time, we take the war to them, else at our doorsteps they deliver mayhem!
This time they taste the wrath of our flames from the edge of our blades!
This time our strikes are mortal, and finally for good we shut the portal!
This time we bring terror and fear to the gates!
It is time warriors!
WELCOME TO THE GATE OF THE CRYPT !!!
As a matter of fact, she’s still in touch with Charles on Facebook and even he doesn’t know that anything came from their summer stint together, and he indeed has a 21 year old child with her. No idea at all. He’s married too and has his own family, thought they just keep in touch once in a while as old time pals.
Definitely, a lot of innocent lives would be affected, should she decide to take away the bliss of all their ignorance. The weight is killing her though, and even though she had resolved to take the secret to the grave with her, she doesn’t think she can go through with it.
Mature Minds Talk