Thursday, June 28, 2007

FAQs - Why are you going back home?

Yes O, I'm going back home to Nigeria. Very very soon. And as anticipated I'm greeted with a lot of startled responses. I'm still collecting responses and will publish the very best. In the meantime here's answers to anticipated most frequently asked questions.


Are you serious?
I've bought my ticket and collected my transit visa

Are you crazy?

What will you do ?
We'll find out together

Will you come back?
I dunno

But why?
Work visa wahala, the foreigner status has lost its glamor, I'm bored in America, it's time to go and make something of my life, I'm homesick, there's free rent, food, car and my parents tlc back home and because when God says it's time, it's time.

Are you sure you're hearing well? Better still, are you feeling ok?
I've asked myself this too. But you should see the huge smile on my face and excitement in my stomach whenever I tell people I'm outta here. I have PEACE. Then I REMEMBER the mosquito bites, sweaty, light-less nights, Tejuosho traders harassing me to come and buy pant and bra, danfo drivers who scratch my car while they scream at me to get a driver. And I ask myself...ARE YOU HEARING WELL??