(In merit school)
Annie was seen waiting in her car, while Merit went to get her teacher.
Teacher: Good morning ma’am
Annie: Good morning miss folake ,how you doing
Teacher: am good, and how is the family
Annie:everyone is fine,
Teacher: why don’t we go into my office
Annie: no is fine, am in a hurry so let’s just talk here
Teacher: OK ma’am
Annie: so merit said there are some textbooks she has to get, so am here to pay for them
Teacher:yes ma’am, there are some improved textbooks in English, physics, geography and technology. These books were provided by the school so it’s important that our students acquire them.
Annie: OK that’s fine, so how much are we looking at
Teacher:that should be ₦20,000
(she reaches to her bag in the car to get the money)
Annie: here is 25,000 you can keep the rest
Teacher: oh thank you so much madam
Annie: is OK, just help me look after merit, if she’s slow in any of the subjects please let me know so we know how to put her through
Teacher: is fine madam I will do my best to always check on her
Merit: yes mummy
Annie: promise me you will be a good girl in school and that you will make mummy and daddy proud
Merit: yes mummy I promise to make you proud and happy always
Annie: that’s my baby (she gives her a hug) and make sure you listen to what miss folake tells you as long as you know is the right thing okay
Merit: OK mummy I will, miss folake is really nice and has never adviced me wrongly before
Annie: is OK baby, please miss folake you can take her to class now, I love u baby
Merit: I love you too mummy, bye.
Miss folake takes merit to her class, while annie drove away.
At around 11.45am, same day Annie was already at home ,resting in her room when she got a call
Caller: Good day ma’am
Annie:Good day, who am I unto
Caller:my name is oluchi, and I work in your husband’s company
Annie: okay, which of his companies
Caller: Blake block industry
Annie: okay, so what can I do for you miss oluchi
Oluchi: ma your husband hasn’t been to the office today, and we have some investors who are here, boss scheduled a meeting with them today but he hasn’t been to the office, ma I’ve been calling his phone number for a while now and is switched off
Annie: he has two numbers, have you called the other,
Oluchi :yes ma’am, I have done that but is still switched off, I called the other two companies to know anyone can get me through to him, but they said boss told them he was going for a wedding.
Annie: he told them he was going for a wedding (shocked)
Oluchi : yes ma’am, so am calling you to know if there’s any member of the family who can come sign the deal with the investors
Annie was lost in thoughts after what Oluchi told her,
Oluchi: hello, hello, hello, hello madam are you there, hello
Annie: yes, yes, am here, so what do you want me to do
Oluchi : Mr Blake always says that whenever he is not available to handle business that his son or his wife should do it in his absence, that was the instruction he gave
Annie:ok,i will get back to you
Oluchi : please ma’am as soon as possible, the investors are becoming restless
Annie: I said I will get back to you
Oluchi :ok ma’am
(Annie ended the call )
So he traveled for pleasure and he dare lie to me that he was going for work.
She then picked up her phone to call micheal
Micheal : hello mummy
Annie: come to my room
Michael : woo am sorry mum am with my friends,
Annie: wait, you not in the house ?
Michael :no mum, my friends called me so I had to rush out
Annie:and you didn’t care to tell me you were going out
Micheal: relax mum, am not lost besides you weren’t at home when I left
Annie: look young man, I don’t care where you are just get yourself home immediately and you have 20 minutes to do that.
(Annie drops the phone in anger)
To be continued