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Friday, October 29, 2010

shall i say... phew!

Yesterday, I had to take my car to the mechanic. I assumed I would spend the whole day, so I called a friend to follow me, armed with magazines, snacks etc. After 3 hours we were told the diagnosis was over and the guys are on break so we decided to go on one ourselves. Picture me crossing the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, I was terrified. I can't remember ever crossing an express before. We went to this very nice place called Tank & Tummy. The food is fab and not over-priced. If anyone is ever in that area, they should try it.

My car wasn't going to be ready until the next day, so we set out for home. On getting home, I remembered I had not warmed the stew since the day before and I wasn't sure if my brother had warmed it before leaving the house. In haste, I put it on fire, dropped my bags and went back downstairs. I had to cook dinner, it was past five, I had to go to the tailor to pick up my outfit and buy plantain.

I left the house, strolled to the tailor's place, exchanged banters, (my clothe wasn't ready) and I walked further to get the plantain. That is when it occurred to me that I left the stew on fire! I don't know how I got on a bike and headed home leaving my friend on the roadside! I just ran into the house, leaving the gate open, to turn off the cooker. Yep, it was totally burnt! Smoke all over, I just opened the door and windows and got back on the bike to go back to the plantain place! It was hilarious on retrospect but at that time, I must have been a sight!

I haven't taken a bike since 2007. It was during chamber's attachment at Law School. There was mad traffic on the Falomo Bridge and I was staying with Uncle in VI at the time 'cos of the proximity to school. The red flag came flying suddenly and there was no way I could drive home without having major stains on the car seat so I hopped a bike!

I was pained that my stew got burnt but even better that I didn't burn down the house!

9 comments:

LG said...

1sttttt (again, sweerie i deserve sumn beta dan 'clapping o )

n i kno 'tank n tummy'@ dat fillings station abi? dia jollof & fried beef is 'too much' but who says its not 'over priced'????? :)


btw: thank God u didnt burnt down d house

rethots said...

Hmmmm.....

2cute4u said...

Had fun reading o..
I can imagine the burnt smoke and the coughing fit!
Thank God it ended well though..

Myne Whitman said...

Chai, thank God you remembered the stew, what would have been the story?

LusciousRon said...

LG: I shall find a better gift for you :D Yes the food place. t's reasonable compared to other eateries.

Rethots: No comment!

2cute4u: Thanks, I still shiver at the smoke!

Myne: I shudder to what might have happened!

LusciousRon said...

LG: I shall find a better gift for you :D Yes the food place. t's reasonable compared to other eateries.

Rethots: No comment!

2cute4u: Thanks, I still shiver at the smoke!

Myne: I shudder to what might have happened!

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Parakeet said...

You and Doll burning stew, na wa for una o.

lol.

Writefreak said...

First of all, thank God your house wasn't burnt o!

And what's this story of burnt stew, second blog i'm reading today about burnt stew.