Sunday, May 2, 2010

Something is Lurking in the Dark

I was leaving my house at 6:20 a.m and for some reason, I decided to take the back door. Why? I kept asking myself, what if something happens? What will happen? I shot back at my fear.

As I get to the bottom of the back stairwell, I see a black shadow moving and realize there is a creature standing by the gate near the last step. I summon up courage and forge ahead vaguely thinking it's a cat.

I loop around to get to the last step when I suddenly see, running at top speed, and across my path a HUGE rat! It darts beneath the step I'm standing on.

I don' think.

I immediately long jump from the last step to the ground and begin to run blindly - screaming of course - all the way to the street.

I burst out laughing when I am safe on the street, but fear returns when I realize my phone is missing. Eh? I would rather leave the phone behind than go back and meet cat-rat. I have never seen a rat that big in my life. Isn’t that what they call bush meat?

I eventually talk myself into retrieving the phone from where it was waiting to be rescued (on the last step) and report the rat to all my colleagues in the office.

My boss laughed and asked if I would pass the back door in the pre-dawn morning again. Yes ke! How can a rat terrorize me in my own territory? (I haven’t passed the back stairwell that early in the morning since than sha), but I’ve seen the rat from the corner of my eyes twice when I’m passing the front.

My sweetie finds it all hilarious. He says the rat leaves for its workplace, Ratcom, when I leave for mine, that’s why we’re always jamming on the way, and he said it even has a name - Ojorat.

Can you imagine?

13 comments:

  1. hahahaha I saw a rat the size of my foot in sweet sensations and everyone acted like it was nothing!! ugh it was so nasty!

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  2. Hahaha... I just cant stop laughing. Ordinary rat? A professional with RATCOM for that matter. LMAO

    - LDP

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  3. so gross...be careful girl, those things nibbled my feet at my highschool in Oyo..sucks!

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  4. haha funny! when did you all stop taking the backdoor..you moved to taking the front door? mwah! love ya!

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  5. Your sweetie is funny!

    I cannot stand rodents and I'm a bigtime screamer too...God help me if I end up living in Nigeria!

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  6. ha! rats! they rise early and sleep late, i bet they are one of the smartest animals around here. i cant stand them too.

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  7. hahaha..wow, scary things! so you do have a sweetie?! tell us more!

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  9. laughed my ass off. Thanks for the laugh. Cheers.

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  10. LOL! I like your sweetie's version on your story LOL

    Ok I am OCD but I would've disinfected my phone.

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