When I wrote my first piece for the Humor Column, I loved the response I got. So I kept on writing. Week after week, I would sit in front of my computer and try to wring some humour out of the drudgery of daily existence. Sometimes I succeeded; other times, not so much. Yet, never a week passed without comments, positive mostly, and sometimes negative.
Three weeks ago, I was rushing out for a lecture, and I stepped on my laptop. My heart stopped momentarily, and I proceeded to slowly open the laptop, praying, but it was broken, well and truly broken. So for three weeks, I ran around, in between lectures, assignments, work and project, to fix it. It cost far more than I expected, and during those weeks, I told Walter we would have to put the column on hold.
One of my avid readers sent me a message on BBM, asking why the articles had stopped coming. I replied that my laptop was bad and I had my hands full preparing for my final examinations, that I had told my publisher about my enforced hiatus.
He replied with this question: “So, Walter na your only reader?”
I spent about fifteen seconds contemplating that message, and then shame washed over me. I had taken my readers for granted. I’d felt they could wait until I was ready again. I had put my needs first.
So today, I will simply say ‘I am sorry’ to all of you who read this column weekly, whether you comment or not. I appreciate you all, and I promise never again to let a week pass without trying to bring an extra smile to your faces and laughter to your homes.
Now let’s play twenty questions:
- For the Nigerians suing DSTV, I would like to ask a question. What would be the best way to boycott DSTV – by everyone switching to GOTV, or by dragging DSTV to court?
- We have a new president-elect, so I’m guessing the WAEC results were either found, or we just don’t care that much about the educational qualifications of our president. Which is it?
- Can you name one country in the world where the masses are very happy with their Federal Government?
- Why would you employ a nanny via OLX? Some people do not even trust OLX enough to buy phones from them.
- Given their recent public behavior, how did Elder Orubebe and Oba Rilwan Akiolu get to their current positions?
- “Some Igbo people are pirates.” Who said this? Why did he say it? And why did he say this immediately after the lagoon threat?
Commenter of the first correct five questions out of six gets a gift . . . from Walter.
Written by Chika Jones, tweets at @chika_jones