A young man Identified as Martin Beck Nworah who is a lawyer and a storyteller, took to his Instagram page to recount how he was treated by a friend of his friend after he wore bathroom slippers to the Ikeja mall to see a movie.
According to him, the lady out rightly called him a village man for dressing that way to see a movie. Although she later apologized, the experience left him speechless and amused at the same time.
He went on to share the story with a photo of himself.
He wrote: “Yesterday evening, I honoured my friend’s request to take me to the cinema. I got to ICM (Ikeja City Mall) before her so I had to wait. About 20 minutes later, she arrived with a female friend of hers. She tried introducing us to each other. “Errmmm…babe, this is Martin Beck Nworah. Beck…this is…” Her friend couldn’t wait for her to finish before she cut in; “Which village did you pick this guy from? Babe you’re bigger than this na. How can you be hanging out with a guy who comes to a Mall wearing bathroom slippers.” I was shocked. My friend was shocked. We never expected that.
“I tried smiling but my cheeks were shaking. LOL. My friend gave her a sharp look and finished the introduction. I was already thinking about my life sef and the insult. My friend went into Silverbird and the movie we wanted to see was sold out. The next option required an additional 1k to get 3 tickets. She didn’t have extra cash and her friend didn’t have. Without asking if I had, she told her friend she had to go back to the house or wait outside. “Babe, you need go back or you can stay outside and wait for us.” Her friend couldn’t understand why she would stand her down for a guy wearing bathroom slippers. “Babe, I told you to stay in the house but you insisted on coming out. You will shaa wait outside or you go home.” She grumbled, muttered incoherent stuff and told my friend to see her off.
“I smiled ehhh. When my friend returned, she snapped this picture. “But Beck, why would you wear a bathroom slippers and come out to ICM of all places? Son of Nebu, what is your wahala?” I laughed real hard. “I’m not regular…” She held my lips. “Nonsense boy.” Her friend later called me in the night with my friend’s phone to apologise. She said my friend later explained to her who I was and everything. She was sorry for reacting the way she did. I told her it wasn’t her fault, I was even surprised at myself. This Lagos life sef! #lagos Till we get to the Promised Land, I shall be waiting for when you will pass me a glass of water and thank God for the gift of grace for the race.”