Friday, November 14, 2008


When one becomes frustrated or is becoming frustrated just like I am, different thoughts begin to fight for attention in one’s soul and mind. I don’t even know why I was born in Nigeria because I’m beginning to think that nothing works in this country unless you know the right people or have the right connections. Before you begin to wonder why this guy suddenly disappeared from blogville and suddenly appears again with this kind of post/blabbing, I’m simply frustrated because I don’t have a job yet. A blogger advised I would feel much better if I let out my anger on blogville rather than keep it all to myself.

It’s been two months since the end of serving my fatherland via that structure called NYSC.To a lot of people; they think I’m just giving myself unnecessary stress because I haven’t really stayed at home for a very long time. Why shouldn’t I be bothered when I don’t know if I’m still going to be staying at home for a longer time? At my age, I carry my old man’s stuff to the car every morning just to ensure something drops in my pocket before he leaves for work in the mornings when I’m supposed to be the one dropping something for my parents. I have to cook, baby-sit (my sister’s kid) and run weird errands. The most annoying thing about getting a job in this country is writing GMAT tests which I have come to hate so much, probably due to the fact that I never liked Maths but seriously I don’t think those tests are a true test of one’s ability. A friend was telling me a few days back that she knows some guy who knows all the answers to a particular bank’s test because he has written it so many times but still hasn’t gotten a job.

I was surprised a few days back when I received a text from an … agency where I had gone to write one of such tests telling me "you did your best but unfortunately you did not pass the best …".How on earth was I going to pass the test in the first place when we had just 15 mins to answer 20 questions with Maths questions you needed to work out before you picked your answers? The funny thing about the experience was that a few hours after I got the text, another text came in from them telling me to disregard the first text I got from them because they were having some problems with their SMS provider. At this time, I was expecting a miracle until …I got another text telling me I finally didn’t pass the test! A certain popular blogger has been ‘yabbing’ and calling me an ‘olodo’ because I couldn’t pass the test .For the fun of it; I think this blogger should take the test and see if he deserves to call me an ‘olodo’.

Am I feeling better now that I have let it all out?


AlooFar said...

U'd bera start preparing for the next test! All the best, anyways!

Naija Idol said...

take it easy o.Nowadays, gettiing a job isnt determined by the "tests" but by the people u know in the organization.

btw. wat state r u presently??? lag??? who knows, help might come from a fellow blogger or dat same blogger who called u an "olodo".

rayo said...

eeyah pele, it will get better in time musco. hope the kid isnt too troublesome sha nd hope venting makes u feel beta.

princesa said...

Eh ya...don't give in to frustration dude.

Keep applying and writing those tests, ur job will come in no time.

Besides its not a bad thing, carrying ur old mans bag to the car every morning,lol!

archiwiz said...

Pele oh.... Sorry... Doh oh... Like aloofar said just start preparing for the next test. Maths is in everything around us, and is necessary, so not liking it might not be an option. And its true, those tests are not a true reflection of one's ability. A lot of times the tests are trying to determine if you think critically. So take heart, and go pass the next one! :)

LG said...

hang in der

Buttercup said...

Aww musco..

I can just imagine what u r goin through..this is just TEMPORARY..God doesnt let His people down..

Abeg ignore the blogger callin u an olodo!


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aloted said...

aww pele is well ok...just hang in there...and the Lord will do it...

Dunno if volunteering works in Nigeria but you might consider doing that to keep you busy in the meantime..

it is well

Parrot said...

take it easy neva go any test cos i know i won't pass the maths test

bumight said...

i know this must be frustrating, but hang in there.

badderchic said...


its tough now just so you would truly appreciate the good times. it will pass ma worry.


Please take it easy. Go dey, and things will work out!


hope all is well

Buttercup said...


wellsbaba said...

dnt b frustrated b u! back on blogville o

badderchic said...

Mr oga,

one day one day sha you will update abi?

NaijaBabe said...

Pele o...this is scaring me o. Is this what I have to go thru when I go back...shrt

Spicytee said...

All is well..
God is on ur case..
continue to hang in there..
Abi pale dey complain ni?..LOL

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