Hello lovelies, how was our weekend? I trust we had a fantastic one. Well, for me I'm not sure I did and I'm not too happy today either. I know we're supposed to continue the Character counts series but I'll be making a change ( just for today I promise).
Oh well, I said I'm not happy yeah? Here is how the story goes.
I have two roomies, let's call them K and J. Today I'll be focusing on K.
I noticed when she moved into the room that she was quite annoying but I choose to ignore. On a good day I am very vocal but since I started my youth service I've been selectively quiet. When people say I am quiet and I tell them I'm not they don't believe but that's not the focus for today.
The NYSC scheme is for graduates of Nigerian origin, both local and foreign trained who are less than thirty years old but I stumbled on the fact that K is in her late 30s. After that discovery, I could tell why she behaved in certain ways and if I was indifferent about some attitude of hers before, I became VERY indifferent on one hand and quite sympathetic on the other hand.
Few weeks ago, batch C corps members came around and since the lodge is full, there was a minor reshuffling for the time being till they were done with their documentation so J and I were allocated to join the batch A (we are batch B) and that was how it all began.
The girl that was supposed to sleep on my bed eventually left as she had alternative arrangement outside so I went back to my room leaving me with K and one batch C. Before night fall she started giving me attitude, she was puffed up but I was still trying to joke with her, when I saw it wasn't working I decided to blank her.
The next morning, she did not reply my greetings, she started nagging as usual and that was it for me! I moved her to the section of my heart where ignored people occupy. It went on for say three weeks (it is still on though) then she started telling people that she helps me but when I was allocated another room I couldn't say no and I did a mental calculation but couldn't point to any help she rendered me, she said lots of rubbish too but since I couldn't see what offence I commited I've been carrying on happily. Then she fell ill.
Two days ago, J called both of us (K and I) and started talking about how K would rather report J when she offends her instead of telling her and I was just listening silently. When J mentioned the fact that K went to report us that she fell ill and we couldn't tell her sorry or ask what the problem was, I became irritated and told her point blank that since she woke up one day and decided to start a cold war with me for no apparent reason ( I do not see the big deal in the fact that we were reshuffled plus I eventually slept in my room oh!) Then there was no reason she deserved my care because to me that would be like me playing to the gallery or doing eye service. I think that calmed her down a bit and she's been trying to offer petty services to me (for example I washed and hung it out and she brought them in for me) but really, it baffles me when someone who is well over 11 years older than me will be behaving like a baby! Truly age is not maturity.
Lovelies, that is the situation I found myself in oh! That's what is making me unhappy. Any advise for me? How do I handle her because I've never met someone this immature, I mean at an age where one should have been making money or thinking of ways to become a better person but that fellow chooses to act like a kid, I don't know what to do or how to handle it because like my people will say, "leyin aponle, abuku lo kan" meaning after respecting you enough, it is disgrace that follows.