Monday, June 30, 2008

How can it be ...

How can it be high?



That's the question I have been asking myself over the last one week.



It all started about two weeks ago when one of my colleagues at work who shares the office with me came to work at the beginning of the week looking so downcast.She obviously had a very bad weekend.When she couldn't hold it any longer,she began to pour out her heart(that's a story for another day).



Few hours later,I saw her checking her BP in the clinic and I decided to check mine out of curiosity.After fiddling with the equipment for a few seconds,the nurse said my BP was a little bit high.The look on my face changed and I was wondering why my BP should be a 'little bit high' at this stage of my life.

It got me thinking for a few days and it suddenly dawned on me that the situation in our dear treasure called Naija could be the cause of my high BP.

-erratic supply of electricity
-democracy has turned into a 'feast' for our politicians
-you need to have the right connections to get a job
-one needs to also get a postgraduate qualification to increase your chances of getting a job
-cost of living is so high
-young people die everyday
-as a man in Nigeria,so much is expected from you
-naija girls want the money first before comittment
-so many people 'flash' you and expect you to call back
-everything that can make you a man is damn so expensive ...

... the list is endless!

So tell me, why won't my BP be a 'little bit high'?

22 comments:

naijalines said...

I def see your point. But make u take am easy bro. Do your best and leave the rest. Anyone that does not appreciate your efforts or is just interested in 'taking' is not worth your time.

bumight said...

pele, take it easy.

LG said...

ehya! pele bros, but some of ur points are so funny,
abegi, dont be too harsh on ursef jor, its not ur fault dat 9ja babes/flashers like u na, lolll

njoy ur w'end with stress

AlooFar said...

Guy,

e be like say ur babe don dey give u tough times ;)

sukkilala said...

in the midst of all these harsh times and depression leading to high blood pressure;isnt it miraculous that we still survive,naijerians are resilient and undaunting in the face of hardship.
sir musco am sure there's a way 2 relax perhaps aloofaa has a good recomendation.

musco said...

@naijalines-thanks a lot.i'm definitely trying my best to take it easy now.

@bumight-thanks but u sound as if i ve made up my mind to give up on d things i talked abt.

@lg-why won't d points be funny?we re definitely in a funny country.there re times we ve to be harsh on ourselves to move on.thanks but why should i enjoy my weekend with stress?

@aloofar-wetin u 4 talk?naija is giving us all tough times.

@sukkilala-thanks a million bro.it's all about surviving with the naija spirit inside all of us.

Abby said...

hey dear...i absolutely understand what you mean....
pls take it easy...
be tough....u'll get by.

Mr. Fix Nigeria said...

Oga, are u suggesting I should go check mine? I dey fear O! LOL!

princesa said...

I agree with u that the problems in this our naija fit give person highest BP sef. Abeg take am easy sha with the thinking, if Banke no gree ur side,Bola still dey for corner,lol!

Afrobabe said...

Lol..when I was told mine was high I asked what else was new…
Them things lie oh…cos My BP should be exploding now that I feel like killing someone but its still just high!!!

naijalines said...

Lol @ Afrobabe.

Bro, you've been tagged o. See my blog for details.

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Buttercup said...

awww....just take it ez...

i hope ur BP has reduced by now?

musco said...

@buttercup-thanks o.scared of going back to check it.

Buttercup said...

lol...i can imagine...let me try n encourage u to go n check

*cheerleader mode on*

"Go M-U-S-C-O GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"

*does various flips*

totally lame, i know..lol..

Naija Idol said...

Yes oh. musco. i feel u. e reach to get High BP.

"so many people 'flash' you and expect you to call back"
- at least u know who they r.wat of the case when "Private No, Witheld, Anonymous (watever. depending on the fone)" flashes d living hell outta ur fone. dats wat we get from cheap sims/fones.

even wiv a Pgd, u still have difficulty in finding a job...

enough said abeg. the list really is endless.

musco said...

@buttercup-will definitely check back when things are better in nigeria ...or if i get a job immediately after my service year(NYSC).

thanks 4 d *cheerleader mode*!

musco said...

@naija idol- thanks so much 4 agreeing wit me dat d list is endless.

i'm sure things will get better when i become the governor of my state.(laughing?)

Chari said...

ma own seff is close to the edge...bros e tire me o...

Buttercup said...

lol..my pleasure!

Adekunle Shobowale said...

Tell me about it Son.

Tairebabs said...

Ironically what doctors always tell me is that my bp is too low. That one is another problem in its self apparently. Just try and take things easy sha, I know 9jar can be a stress haven most times.