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Must Read: A Simple Life On Paper… Part 17

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They all came out and the boss decided to address us all with the conclusion to their meeting. He started off by telling us Maryann was going on unpaid leave for a month for her act of violence with a potentially lethal weapon (I thought that was a bit harsh). He then went on to narrate the zero tolerance policy of the civil service to sexual harassment and how he was appalled to hear that such acts had been taking place under his nose. He went on to say how for the last time, he was going to keep the matter under the nose of the disciplinary board. Greg was going to proceed on two months’ leave without pay while his transfer back to his home state was being processed.
That was basically the high point of the day. By closing time, the office was evacuated in the usual manner leaving me with Uzi and Bunmi. They were excited for different reasons. Bunmi was going out for something special with her boyfriend and he was coming to pick her up while Uzi was waiting for her boyfriend to come pick her up with her car. Apparently, the guy flew in the previous night and needed her car so he would go around town to handle some errands. I found it a bit funny that the two lovely ladies in front of me most likely did not know they were both in my bed.

After a brief ring, Bunmi left me with Uzi to go meet her guy…the lucky bastard! As soon as I was sure she was long gone, I asked Uzi if she was still thinking about the prospects of us as a couple. I know it was a bit odd asking her that when her boyfriend was on his way to pick her up but if luck was on my side she would be getting the keys from him and the guy would be walking back home.

Unfortunately for me, she tried to let me down gently. I say she tried because no matter how gently she tried…it still hurt. In her view, she had invested a lot of time and energy into her relationship to give it up. She also referred to our night as a moment of weakness albeit a pleasurably memorable one…that hurt like a bee sting on my left nut.

I took it in good faith and changed topic. Looking for a new topic after getting rejected is the most awkward situation ever. All I could think of was to say thanks for saving Greg’s job. She just smiled in an exaggerated way that forced me to smile too. She was about to talk about it but then her phone started ringing.
With no real motive, I decided to go down to the gate with her. The gist was mostly trivial and she was the one doing most of the chitchat. The guy appeared with a big grin on his face. I tried not to be judgemental, but he was way too old for her. I was also shocked that a Nigerian who had been in the states for less than a year had an accent stronger than a Hill-Billy in Texas. Still, I wasn’t jealous. We greeted, and then he whisked her away.

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