Don’t Pressure Me

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Fifteen matter-of-fact responses to everyday duress:

1. Like you, I wake up too early and go to bed too late.

2. I forget things. I’m human.

3. Sometimes, my bank account is empty. But because clean, wrinkle-free clothes are the perfect diversion, you may never know.

4. I haven’t eaten either, but I’m not acting crazy. Your hunger is not a tenable excuse to mistreat me.

5. I’m not quite sure what I’m doing here. Shouting won’t make it clearer.

6. I’m not your maid, your driver or the office messenger. Are you sure you know what you employed me to do?

7. I’m sick means I’m sick. Leave it alone or hire a private investigator, your choice.

8. “When I was your age…” Stop, please. I don’t need to know.

9. Haven’t you ever slept through an alarm?

10. I’m in my lane, moving at my pace. You’re free to overtake me.

11. I heard the news too, but no, I don’t care.

12. It’s not my wedding. I’m not buying the aso ebi. I don’t wear traditional caps.

13. It’s my birthday, not a charity event. I’m not buying anyone food.

14. I can afford it, I’m just not buying.

15. I’m not ready. Wait or walk away.

2 comments
glowingscenes
glowingscenes

Why don't you write often? Or is there somewhere else you write?

😂😂😂it's my birthday not a charity event. I liked that one! Please help me tell them o. Lol. I wrote something about facing one's lane and taking life one step at a time and you just reminded me of it with fact number 10. I often remind myself of that when I tend to get distracted or God reminds me that life is meant to be taken one step at a time. Why the rush..? Really why the rush? Sigh.

ifyokolie
ifyokolie

Refreshing... I should probably write my version of this.