Truly glad to see this new month, July's gone..hello August!! Thankful for so many things and counting my blessings.
On the 31st of July, at about 2pm, i got a call from my lady boss asking me to come and meet her at where she was to pick my salary cheque....Hurray! I calculated the distance of where she was and the traffic in that area and felt it would be better to take a cab/drop. By the time i picked up the cheque, it was already 3pm, i usually cash my cheques and make the usually monthly deductions before paying what is left into my savings account.
To cut the long story short, i got robbed after making a quick dash to the bank.....Not robbery of a gun to my head or any other violent means but "pick-pocketing" by the driver who brought me back to the office. I had sat in front of the car, clutching my bag on my laps and when i stopped in front of my office, the door wouldn't just open...so i asked the taxi driver to please come down and open the door, but he leaned from his side to open it.......Sincerely, i can't say how it happened and how he picked my money from my bag and even from the nylon bag (the type the tellers give at the bank) without me knowing.
I asked myself a lot of "had i known" questions.....maybe i should have sat at the back of the taxi, maybe i should have boarded another taxi, maybe i should have driven myself in the first place, maybe i should have checked to make sure my money was intact before coming down and a million more "maybes'"......i truly had no inkling or feeling that anything bad would happen on the 31st and YES, i went to the police station for the first time in my life and made a report after bawling my eyes out. The Nigerian Policemen and women are a funny set of people. The first female officer i met told me that the taxi driver used jazz and i should do "midnight' for three days while another told me that it's usual and they get reports everyday, one other man even asked me to describe the driver and i did, he was like "oh! it must be the fair guy that operates around wuse 2, when we catch him, we will call you to identify him"!!! *SMH* So, they even know the criminals.
But in all, i give God the glory 'cos it could have been worse. I could have been kidnapped, raped or shot because a person that has the mind to "fap" someone's whole sweat for a month can do worse.
31st July gone and i am thankful;
1. I wasn't stolen with my money .
2. For the gift of life, friends and family.
3. For a roof over my head
4. For my lovely, wonderful, awesome, God-sent husband (even though he is "isi-aki" sometimes.. lol)
5. For my gift from God...my baby boy.
6. For good health
7. For a job i can call my own
8. For battles fought for me by God which i don't even know
9. For my brand new nephew
10. For a return plane ticket to go and see this new nephew (IN ADVANCE THANKING)... Received by Faith!!
11. And for all i was, all i am and all i will be......eternally grateful to My God!
May the month of August be beautiful for us all!