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What exactly does a management analyst do? What do account co-ordinators do? Why do we have to go to school for so long only to leave school and settle for the least "enjoyable" jobs or even realize 2 years in the "real world" that what we thought we wanted to do is not the way we thought it'd be and hence the birth of JOB DISSATISFATION!!!.. *is that 1 s?*
Since 1st year of University when I got a laptop from school I started writing and realized it might acutally be my passion but to be a renounced writer you have to give society its dues, you know waitress a little, work as a proofreader while you waste away wondering what your writing passion is, autobiography, fiction, and what type of fiction and the list goes on and on, and then there's the parental factors.
I remember the first time I realized my father might actually have been taking me seriously, I have always wanted to act all my life, I think am a natural, I'm not even sure who I am, I'm always someone else, I can mirror people like no one else can, its natural for me and well I thought I'd be a glamourous actress live in Hollywood with my hot doctor husband, and my dad said to me, he said I could be an actress if I wanted to as I know how to light up a room, but first I should get some form of bachelor degree to fall back on!!! Now am not sure if I'll be falling on my talents I mean I know I'll get a job eventually when am done school, I've started making friends and helping my friends who need jobs BUT can I have the life I want on the sort of salary that "mere mortals" earn? I can't even think of starting my own business its unforgiveable a thought, to think it is a sin to act on it is SACRILEGE! I just can't start my own company not when I have people ahead of me with their companies and I could just help them make their little companies you know a lot less little! I'm depressed, the job market for the new graduate is depressing, I hope their fate isn't mine.....*where's the damn salt shaker*

I remember sometime last semester in the middle of the exam fiasco, I was taking some programming course and I stayed behind to do some work, I ran into these geeks...I'm a huge sucker for physics majors and aerospace engineering, perhaps your average "geek". Anyways these 4 boys were in the computer lab doing their work and just making jokes about physics, and inferiorium, quantomisium and all them big words that'd make a girl's legs wiggle on the floor. They knocked me off my feet and well they were HOT!!! In their summer shorts and slippers and rough shirts discussing some equation of some sort. I decided that I'd play around the aerospace building a lot more and really wanted to go into aerospace engineering, but like they say, just because the boys are cute don't mean they play nice and failing is not a big option for me....

And then there was the time I wanted to be a lawyer! Nah, all my life was leading on to me being a lawyer, I talk a lot, and I can talk my way out of anything, I remember in Cotonou when everyone got in trouble with the housemaster it was Mamarita to the rescue and it got to a point he started isolating me from the rest of the students like when they got int trouble he'd make sure I was "studying" or something so I wouldn't hear what was happening and try to "talk" him out of whatever fate was in store for the students back in the day.
I was even in art class which kind of shocked everyone as it was assumed that if you're not so smart you'd end up in art class if you were smart you'd have to definitely be in Science class, and I just didn't think that was fair. Anyways I went to court in law class back in high school, it was a murder trial, NOT A HEARING, actually one was assault, one was murder. The assault case was SOOOOOOOOOO BORING, no one tells you that a criminal lawyer has to read everything that happened to the judge, complete with date and time!!! My friend was SNORING in court, she was that bored and I don't blame her. The "criminal" beat up a woman, and washed her insides because he felt she was the devil and then raped her or some shit like that, the guy was pretty quiet when the lawyer was reading painfully slowly, and then suddenly after about an hour of painful boredom, the accused suddenly went mentalist for about a minute then just sat down again....

The second case was murder proper, some smarty pants shot a man because he told them to leave his building. So "killer" person, 17 at the time was with his buddies when they saw a cute girl walking across the street, tried to talk to her she was like "NO!" then they followed her home and she told her boyfriend and he went down to talk to them and boom they shut him! Like seriously!!!...oh all this took one lawyer reading painfully for about 2 hours. I looked around the room, the parents of the deceased, his son, I realized that law wasn't for me!

3 comments:

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

I absolutely love your writing.. very interestin stuff.. i remember when i was in naija.. i went in2 science class too cos i'm 'smart' and now i wonder.. cos i wouldn't mind bein a world famous journalist/fashion magazine editor/ shit just something to do with writing.. but now i'm doin science in uni 2 bcom a doctor later.. i'll probably be echoin this post in a few years and i'm still not doing anything to change that.... ahhh life

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Calabar Gal said...

Job Dissatisfaction - tell me about it!! I get loads of that daily. I was in atrs class cos I wanted to study something in the arts and I'm glad I did. I think U're a drama queen like OWNB. You bothseem to have the same streak. LOL. Love ur blog - interesting read. Will come back more often.

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

lmao... me overwhelmed drama queen? no ohhhhh Calabar Gal... surely u must be wrong.. lol