Tales of a Lagos
banker
I have always said
that the God i serve will never put me to shame…..this is how i would have
used my hands to sack myself..Lemme just give you the full gist..
So…it’s a
saturday afternoon, hubby and i are on our way to see a movie…along ijesha
road, this big jeep infront of us is just crawling…we were rushing so we
don’t miss our movie ooo
Unknown to us that
the driver of this car was going to take a left, but since he didn’t use his
signal lights, we couldn’t tell…we were just gumming him bumper to
bumper…that’s how you drive in Lagos..
Lo and behold, the
car turned left…ah ah!! Oya enter the other lane na….no way..we were now
stuck behind him because we were too close.
I have finished
raising my hands to do “waka” when i saw the person in the car was my
most senior Oga at the office. Infact, the waka was already in place. My grace
was that the man wasn’t looking in our direction.
That is how the
spaces between my finger reduced and i started waving. Hubby that was fuming
started blaring his horn…
Naso waka and angry
faces turned to waves and smiles….and our Oga was so happy to see us..
See ehh..Lagos
drivers will turn you to a mad person. In Calabar, the only exchange i would
have with the driver is my destination and change….here…i have learnt all
the gestures, waka!!
 your brain is paining you
 …amongst others!!
 ..i can’t ruin my good girl manners
When i resumed
newly at the Head Office…i came with my “branch” bubbly and lively
self.
 When i step into the elevator, i would say a
loud hello…or say goodmorning…and 4 out of 5 times, nobody would answer.
 When i get to my office, i would say
goodmorning and people would be silent…
I thought it was
strange..because at the branches, we would hug and gist, at a point i felt
maybe i was still new….when i was tired of being polite..i stopped.
I stopped saying
hello when i stepped into the lift, i stopped saying goodmorning or goodbyes at
the office…
With time i
realised it’s not me…I came to realise that i should not allow
circumstances…or where i find myself influence me negatively.
 Moral lesson
 – Do not be overcome by evil….but overcome
evil with good.
 Be good…be true to yourself…and most
importantly…ALWAYS BE YOU!!
 My name is
AndikanVikkytorya…
 About the Author
Here is what Andikan Inyang also known as ‘Sparks’ has to say about herself………………….

As
a Chemical Engineering graduate, former Immigration Officer and present
day banker…..and most importantly, a foodie, I hide behind my
pen…….therein lies my strength. I hope to pursue a career in writing
and explore the world of poetry. So help me God.

Oluwole Olusanya
Oluwole Olusanya is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of one of the fastest-growing lifestyle and entertainment website in the country. He is a banker, writer, blogger, public affairs analyst and a tax consultant. He anchors Trending Topics on SHEFFA where he shares his thoughts and opinions on trending issues. He is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the University of South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom. He has diplomas in Banking and Finance, Investigative Journalism, Creative Writing, and Linguistics from Lagos State Polytechnic, Isolo, Lagos, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland and The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.