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I Asked For Attention, I Got A Fall!



Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it all and get some you don’t want. Simple as this saying seems, it got me thinking and nodding my head in affirmation after I fell victim to it.

It all happened in the university one cool wet evening. I had just ended a meeting with my youth club members and was headed towards my hostel. On reaching the hostel gate, I saw a parade of guys assembled at the Hostel entrance waiting for their girlfriends, sisters and friends. I paused for a second and thought “ many people say I like  posing? I will show them what it means by making a grand entrance”

Meanwhile, I was walking side by side with a friend who is not so tall. The moment I placed a foot on the first step at the hostel entrance, all I could see was that my friend had grown way taller than me. ”how possible is this?” I wondered for a second until it dawned on me that I just had a big fall.

The fall was very dramatic because in my attempts to get up, I slipped severally as the floor tiles were wet due to the rain which fell earlier and that drew the attention of everybody who stood there.

The embarrassment was too much for me to handle so I decided to remain on the floor till two security men came to my rescue.  I quietly and humbly walked into my hostel listening to the jeering of the crowd behind me.

Well, there I was, seeking attention and I sure did get it though, awkwardly.

Writer: Cynthia Igoche

Photocredit: gettyimages

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  1. sadealoba@yahoo.com'


    February 1, 2011 at 10:47 am

    lol 🙂

  2. yomi_adu@yahoo.com'


    February 1, 2011 at 10:51 am

    well you got what you wanted didnt you?

  3. uzomauzoamaka@yahoo.com'


    February 3, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    LOL…sorry but guessd u ve learnt u lesson

  4. arewa81@yahoo.com'

    omo'ba adeteju atanda-ajimotokan

    February 3, 2011 at 2:58 pm


  5. bolajuwon2002@yahoo.com'


    February 7, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    this is soooooooo funny.

  6. cathyidiong@yahoo.com'


    February 8, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    crazy n funny.we all sumtimes fall into such wishes abi?

  7. no.limit@ymail.com'


    February 9, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Awww!sorry!*chuckling away*

  8. nwoko.lorrita@yahoo.com'


    February 21, 2011 at 4:15 pm


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