I didn’t think a day would come where I would talk about the most embarrassing moment in my life but here we are. It’s still really fresh in my memory. Ahhh the prayer that ‘God no go shame us’ would have come in handy but they had not started the trend then. On this fateful day, esu gbo mi mu (devil collected water to drink) Lmao.
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Let the story begin!
I would have loved to tell you the date but I can’t remember. It’s funny how we’ve had to talk about the time I crossed to another department lately. Yes, my most embarrassing moment also happened at that time. I’m sure my JOVI guys remember well, some of my classmates should do too.
At that time that I crossed, even though the senate had approved it, it took forever to reflect on my portal. As a result, I could not pay my school fees, neither could I register courses. It was a tough time as I had to keep visiting the computer center every day. It was already test period and I had still not paid nor registered my courses, though I had managed to attend some lectures.
So there was a test I had to write that day
I didn’t hear about the test early so I got to the test hall late. On my way to the hall, my slippers cut. If someone had told me that was just the beginning, maybe I would have stopped to pray. I dragged my foot to the test hall since I could not go back to change the slippers.
On getting to the test venue, they had already called everybody in with the list of those that already registered for the course. Remember I had not registered my courses then so there was no way my name could be on the list. I approached the lecturer and told him I wanted to take the test. The man first looked at me as if I was shit! Okamilara (it pained me). I sha locked up and tried to exude confidence (the confidence I lost the moment my slippers cut, lol). So he asked me, what’s your name? I told him. He looked at his list and my name was not there.
Always resist the urge to explain, it’s also embarrassing
He then asked me, have you registered for this course? I said no and wanted to explain. If only they had told me earlier to resist the urge to shalaye. That was how this man started o. He said it’s because I was unserious that they sent me away from my former department and stuff. At this point, I was already numb. I mean, I was standing in front of a whole class. Nkan se mi!
He didn’t even mind that others were listening, he said so many hurtful words to me. I was still trying to get my self-esteem back and this man just shattered it again, for real?! After so many name callings, he then told me that a circular was released and that if you had not registered at that time, your venue was different. If only I knew, I would not have asked him where the board room (which was my new venue) was. As if he was waiting for me, immediately I asked, this man started again o. He told me that I was wasting my time and other stuff I should not remember.
I wrote the test
With the remaining self-esteem I had, I turned back and dragged my feet (remember that my slippers had cut) to my new venue. I actually cried. I cried because I was so embarrassed, because I felt worthless at that point and because I felt like a failure. Well I know I wrote the test, what I don’t know is if I passed the test, lol
Fast forward to times when I got comfortable in my new department, this man would always look at me and sometimes tell me that I don’t know anything. He would say it’s my clique that was covering up for me. The day he now made a mistake and asked me for my CGPA, I told him with pride. E shock him! Lmao. He didn’t believe that I could do well.
What he didn’t know was that he became a motivation for me. I purposed in my heart to show him who I truly am. An intelligent lady, of course. Till I finished, this man would still separate me and my friends during exams just to test my ability. Every time he did that, I always came out in flying colors. To Jesus be my glory, lol.
I don’t know if I’ll ever forget this day but then, I think about it now and laugh. No hard feelings anymore. Now that you know what my most embarrassing moment is, please share with me your most embarrassing moment in the comment section. Let me know if you can also relate to my story. Feel free to laugh at me too. Don’t be selfish, share with your friends too.