I accidentally got into a discussion with a man at Spar some days back. A not-too-complex looking young man, possibly in his late 20s. He was with his wife. Accidentally I got to know that he is a keke driver. Wow! Impressive!! I said to myself.
Shortly after, I realized so many things that have long gone berserk;
We don’t ever get to realize young farmers in Nigeria. Maybe farming is too dirty.
We don’t ever get to shake hands with young fishermen and address them as Sirs. Maybe they reason like fishes themselves.
We don’t ever consider a young man wearing suit to be possibly a danfo driver. Maybe bus drivers don’t have another life outside the bus.
We don’t ever expect the young man who speaks fluent English to by any chance be a carpenter. Maybe carpentry is for the old and illiterate.
We don’t get to see young men come out in public and tell us they are Chefs. Maybe it is a crime with a shameful punishment.
Now let’s look at something of more concern;
Women increasingly are left unmarried for two reasons;
—The bulk of the men have no sense of responsibility.
—More women now think a man is not yet responsible untill he gets that fat income job.
Now this is what responsibility means;
Looking people in the eye and telling them you are a barber if you are one.
It also means telling a lady you can take care of her with the income you derive from your taxi.
It also means your possible inlaws should know that you are a recharge card seller and still be glad you are coming to marry their daughter.
Well, I just felt the country is getting flooded with irresponsible people who think responsibility is found in the branches of money and big jobs.
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