Catch the previous episode of Diary of a Lagos Boy HERE
The week started-off very wet, Monday came with the rains and was wet for the most part of the day. I blazed through my morning routine because there were things I needed to do and the rains, though usually a welcome phenomenon, was a nuisance at that point.
I started dusting off the work that can be done at home while I waited for the weather to let up. I also got a call from my mom, who knows my true nature and dutifully calls to remind me to wear something thicker than a light cotton T-shirt and take an umbrella before I go out anytime it rains.
The rain did let up, and yes your favorite Lagos Boy did leave the house with just a light cotton T-shirt and I didn’t see the need for an umbrella, the rain had stopped or so I thought!
So I headed out to town and did get off to a good start on most of the errands I had planned for the day, then without warning, BOOM! The rain started again – YES, I was caught right smack in it and got thoroughly drenched. Trudging through the streets in defiance of the elements, I honestly wished I had taken my mom’s advice. I got home later that evening looking like a lost puppy and somewhat feeling worse for the beating I got from the surprise rain bath.
Tuesday came, I started showing signs of flu. It was a wet day and I decided to lighten my workload – take it easy and stay indoors. By Wednesday morning, the hard guy was full on feverish symptoms, I was sneezing, my head was drumming to an invincible atilogwu dance parade and my body ached everywhere. It was obvious that the Monday rain did me strong thing! I became so poorly that I had to go get medications from ‘the pharmacy that would charge you for just breathing the air in their shop’ (People that are active on Twitter understands this reference) that’s how I ended the day with a fistful of pills!
Pills, pills and more pills, the week finally dragged to an end with my mom’s daily reminder to finish my medications and all the jobs that I had hoped to deliver still either untouched or half way done. The upside is that this Lagos Boy better now, hale, hearty and ready to hit the town but I realized there’s no fun place open and we are still practicing social distancing as one of the advised preventive measures in the fight against Covid-19.
Take care of yourself guys and girls, you can be macho and still be careful.
Next week we go on a retreat.