My 9-5 is on the second floor of the building..
Most times, I take the stairs.. But on this particular day I was going out and was so tired.. I decided to wait for the lift..
Now the lift in this building is slow… you could wait some >2minutes for it.. so, while waiting…
Man: “Hi young man, why are you waiting for the lift?”
Me: Haha, I’m kinda fagged out today…
Man: “Why are you tired?.. You are young and well paid..”
My mind: Well whaaat? You just don’t have a clue..
Man: “You also look very comfortable with what you are given and I know you do not have any responsibilities… so in essence, it’s all for your mouth alone (literal Yoruba translation)”
My mind: What do you know-this man-, you just don’t have a clue again.. You’re just so ignorant!!
Me: <Giggling 2>
…bla bla bla clueless talks… and giggles…
There and then, I understood the importance of not bothering ourselves with the wrong opinions others have or say about us… People just don’t have a clue of what’s going on with you… So let them talk… You listen, but don’t bother yourself if it’s wrong!!
I also may be clueless about what’s going on with others… and I learnt that day not to talk clueless talk…
Looking back, I think it would have been better to reply with: “Oh you’re tired? Hope you get strong soon, you should try taking some rest!!”..
Fagged out: Has been stretched so many times that it has lost all elasticity
Giggle: To laugh with repeated short, spasmodic sounds [my idea of this: a good way to listen and think before replying – that’s if you’d even reply!!]
Bothering: To disturb or anger, especially by minor irritations
Clueless: Lacking understanding or knowledge
Do have a great week ahead :D!!! No clueless talk. No bothering with wrong opinions about you. Cheers…