After waiting for over an hour to get our bags while numerous other passengers collected dozens of bagseach! We were forced to spend another hour and a half in morning rush hour before finally making it home! Truth be told, it wasn’t as bad as I expected since it’s a lot like India, just blacker! My husband likes to think of it as a ‘Poor Man’s Hawaii’….I’m not sure what part of the Island he saw. Still, the locals are friendly and courteous which is contradictory to the first impression one forms.
Once we got home, we saw we had ‘gifts’ from friends who were hoping to make our stay a little more comfy. One of Mr.B’s friends was kind enough to furnish us with a fancy stereo and cell phone while another sent over a box of mosquito repellent and insecticide. I guess it’s the Nigerian equivalent of Frankincense and Myrrh…just waiting for the gold now!
All in all, the first day was quite decent and the fact that Mr.B went around telling every soul that it was our 6 Month Anniversary kept us in high spirits. I know, I know, I thought the same and even said to him,
‘You brought me here for our 6 month anniversary!?
Still, when life gives you lemons….they better be organic! We went out for lunch to celebrate and the local delicacies of Chapman and Chicken Suya were surprisingly good. Everything was going well since I was pleased that Lagos wasn’t what I feared it to be and Mr.B was pleased that we made it to the 6 month mark in one piece….that was until he, my MA (Hons) graduate and published author of a husband, was reminded of the date and realised our anniversary was the next day! And he has the nerve to call me Dopey!
Mrs.B = 1 vs Mr.B = 0
Marriage Tip 27:
If you’re gonna’ take your spouse to the jungle, don’t only buy her a Chanel but make sure you get your anniversary date right!
Welcome to the 6 month anniversary of our married life!
PS: You’ll be pleased to know I did manage to get some deodorant after all! Phew (as opposed to Pepé Le Pew)
About the author:
Born in Africa, Chandru grew up between Nigeria, India and the UK. With a Masters in International Business from the University of Westminster, he moved to New York where he worked as a Business Development Manager for three years. In 2002, he returned to Nigeria where he currently resides and runs a trading company. Chandru has been writing for Beyond Sindh (www.beyondsindh.com) since 2004 and has published numerous articles in the quarterly publication. His story entitled ‘The Love Letter’ won the Mirage Book short story contest and was published in an anthology titled Inner Voices in January 2009. His short story ‘Zero’ is scheduled to be published in the anthology Indian Voices towards the end of 2010.
In December 2009, Chandru’s first novel, ‘The Journey of Om’ was published in India by Cedar Books.
For more information on Chandru visit www.chandrubhojwani.com