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Life Of A Shy Guy by infant(m): 6:50pm On Dec 08, 2017
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I'll be posting here on nairaland and on my blog

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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by infant(m): 6:58pm On Dec 08, 2017
EPISODE 1

S ometimes I just wonder
why I was created this
way. why I can't seem to
be comfortable when I'm
in the midst of people,
especially ladies. I had been
this way ever since I was a kid.
I'm already on my early
twenties but my issue is not
getting better. It had even
worsened. I can't believe that
at this stage of my life, I still
don't know how to approach
ladies. I had come in contact
with a number of nice ladies
that I love and would love to
spend the rest of my life with,
but due to my shy nature, I
could not approach them and
had lost them all. I still can't
believe that I'm still a virgin at
this stage of my life. Not that
I'm a saint or something. I had
always wanted to take this
virginity of a thing off me, but
don't know how to go about it.
I had never dated any lady all
my life. I dare not tell my
friends that I'm still a virgin,
because they would all laugh at
me. I always brag about how I
made a lady beg me to get her
laid whenever I'm with them,
but in reality, no such thing
had happened.


I always believed I could cope
with my shy and introverted
nature, but not until I gained
admission into the university.
it was when I gained
admission into the university
that I realized there is place
for people like me in the
university. it's either I blend
in and associate with people or
be forever isolated.


it's been three weeks since I
gained admission into the
university. We had already
completed the registration
process and lectures had also
started. The way I always see
students in my department
discussing and associating
with one another, made me
wondered if they had known
one another already, before
they gained admission. I
wished I could be like them
and interact more with my
coursemate, but my
introverted nature wouldn't
allow me. I always try my best
not to be noticed in class. I
dare not raise my hand to
answer any question asked by
a lecturer, even though I knew
the answer.



One day in class, just
immediately we settled down
for lectures, our introduction
to statistics lecturer, Dr. Mike
walked into the class to
introduce his course. After
5minutes of speaking, he
asked a question which no one
could answer. He was very
disappointed and decided not
to speak further until someone
answer his question. I knew
the answer to Dr. Mike
question but dare not stand up
to answer his question. Just
imagining the number of eyes
that would be boring holes on
my body when I stand to
answer the question could
make my mind go blank.
Dr. Mike stared at us from the
podium while we stared back
at him, with no one making
attempt to answer his
question. After the long silence
in the class, he decided to
speak.


"so out of over a hundred
students in this class, no one
can answer the question I
asked" he said


Everyone in class remained
silent.


"this class can't continue until
someone answer my question.
How am I suppose to teach
you if you don't know the
basic of this course" he said


The class still remained silent.


He stared silently at us. After a
while if silence, an idea
crossed his mind.


"I know what to do" he said
walking closer to us.


"I will start pointing you to
answer the question and once
you fail to give me the right
answer, you will leave this
class and never attend any of
my classes for the rest of this
semester." he said in serious
tone.


A faint murmur could be
heard in the class


"we you all keep shut" he
shouted in angry tone.


The look on his face showed
that he was very serious with
what he said.


I wished someone could just
answer his question and take
me out of the tensed situation
i was in. The class had
suddenly became too hot for
me to stay. I prayed silently
that God should divert the
lecturer's attention away from
anything that would make him
notice me in class. Not that I
didn't know the answer, but I
just couldn't face the whole
class.


I could see the lecturer staring
at everyone faces, looking for
who to point. he stared at my
direction and a shiver went
down my spine. I suddenly
started sweating profusely.


"Hey, you over there" he said
pointing at my direction.


Even though he was pointing
at my direction, I was so sure
he was not pointing directly to
me. because there is no how
he could have pin-point me
out of over a hundred students
in class. so I looked back to
confirm who he was pointing
at. the person he was pointing
at must be behind me.


"why are you looking back?
I'm referring to you" he said
referring to me


"is it me sir?" I asked to be
sure he was referring to me.


"no, it's me" he mimicked me
"come on stand up and answer
my question" he barked.


I suddenly became weak when
I realized he was actually
referring to me. how was I
suppose to stand and answer
question in a class of over
hundred students.


Just as I slowly stood up, I
could see over a hundred eyes
boring holes on my body. I
tried not to turn my head,
because my mind could go
blank if my eyes meet with
any lady in class. I cursed the
devil silently who had
succeeded in putting me in
such situation.


"will you answer my question
or get out of this class" Dr.
Mike barked when I didn't say
anything after a while of
standing


"erm.........erm.........." I
stammered


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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by Onijagidijagan(m): 7:05pm On Dec 08, 2017
Let me pitch my tent here.

life of a shy guy could be life of a looser

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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by infant(m): 7:10pm On Dec 08, 2017
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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by Gucciqueen38(f): 7:49pm On Dec 08, 2017
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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by Sammy07(m): 8:05pm On Dec 08, 2017
infant:
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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by pu7pl3(m): 8:18pm On Dec 08, 2017
smiley following

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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by demsid(m): 4:21pm On Dec 09, 2017
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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by infant(m): 5:51pm On Dec 09, 2017
EPISODE 2

J ust as I slowly stood up, I
could see over a hundred
eyes boring holes on my body.
I tried not to turn my head,
because my mind could go
blank if my eyes meet with
any lady in class. I cursed the
devil silently who had
succeeded in putting me in
such situation.

"will you answer my question
or get out of this class" Dr.
Mike barked when I didn't say
anything after a while of
standing

"erm.........erm.........." I
stammered
"actually.......... I..........I"

That was the last words I could
remember saying. I knew I was
still speaking, but could not
remember what I was saying,
because my mind was far from
what I was saying. All my
attention was focused on the
eyes in class boring holes on
my body, especially the ladies.
I kept wondering what might
be on their minds as they
stared at me. could they be
thinking bad of me. could they
be saying I'm not smart
enough to be in this class. All
these and other thought
occupied my mind.

It was when I heard a big
round of applause from the
class that I realized I had
answered the question. I
focused my attention back on
the lecturer standing in my
front. He observed me for a
while before speaking.

"so you knew the answer all
this while and you didn't
answer" he said

I kept mute

"why did you wait until I point
you before you answered the
question?" he asked

I remained mute

"Anyway, I will pardon you
this time, because I like the
way you answered the
question. you gave a detailed
explanation just the way I
want it. what's your name?"
he asked

"Christian" I answered sharply.

"okay Christian. Once you
know the answer to a
question, don't wait until you
are called before you answer
the question. is that clear?"

I nodded in affirmation

"good" he said
"you can have your seat now"

I sat down immediately and let
out a hot breath which I didn't
know I was holding all this
while.

Dr. Mike walked back to the
podium and continued with
the lecture. All other questions
he asked were answered by
other students without delay.
The class went on smoothly
and he joked from time to
time which made us laughed
out loud. I later found Dr. Mike
to be an interesting lecturer.

After lectures for that day, I
quickly rushed to the school
restuarant to have lunch
before I collapse. it's as if the
few words I said in class had
drained all my energy. I didn't
even allow my food to be
placed on my table before I
started devouring it.

After a while of eating, I heard
someone screaming my name
from behind. my heart missed
a beat when I realized it was
the voice of a lady. I slowly
turned to see a lady standing
at the entrance with smiles on
her face. she must be my
coursemate for her to know
my name. she must have
heard it when I mentioned it
to Dr. Mike. she started
walking towards me. my
heartbeat kept increasing in
geometric progression with
every step she took. she got to
me and sat opposite me.

"hi Christian" she said smiling

I couldn't say anything. I
couldn't even stare at her. I
just kept staring at my food on
the table.

" hello" she stressed the word
when I didn't respond.

I waved at her and said "hi" in
a whisper. I was sure she
didn't hear that, because it
was not audible enough for
her to hear.

She observed me for a while.
"Christian are you okay?" she
asked

"yes" i responded sharply

"okay, i just want to thank you
for answering Dr. Mike's
question in class today. you
are our saviour. who knows
how many students he would
have sent out of his class if
not for you. I'm very sure I
would have been among those
that would be sent out because
I had no idea of the answer.
you did really well. by the
way, I'm Joy." she said

I didn't respond. I just kept
staring into air.

"are you sure you are okay?"
she asked

"I........ I.......... I want to go
home. I feel dizzy" I said

She quickly stood up from her
seat and sat closer to me. she
placed her hand on my
forehead.

"Are you sick?" she asked

Her closeness made me more
uncomfortable.

"I'm not sick. I'm just tired. I
need to rest." I answered.

"okay you can start leaving.
make sure you take care of
yourself" she said feeling
concerned.

I stood up immediately and
was about heading for the
door.

"wait" she said walking
towards me
"let me have your number so
that I can call to check on you"

I didn't like the idea of giving
her my number. what am I
suppose to say to her when
she calls. she stretched her
phone to me and I collected it.
I typed my number and gave
her back her phone.

" okay I will call you" she said
"I hope you are coming to
school tomorrow?" she asked

I nodded in affirmation

"okay see you then"

I waved at her and left the
restuarant immediately.


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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by pu7pl3(m): 7:06pm On Dec 09, 2017
Chai...this one is strong grin

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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by Tolulopefinest(m): 7:22pm On Dec 09, 2017
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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by Mustack(m): 8:17pm On Dec 09, 2017
Ok na

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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by hidhrhis(m): 8:22pm On Dec 09, 2017
u are very good bro
keep it up

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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by censeakay(m): 9:12pm On Dec 09, 2017
infant:
EPISODE 2

J ust as I slowly stood up, I
could see over a hundred
eyes boring holes on my body.
I tried not to turn my head,
because my mind could go
blank if my eyes meet with
any lady in class. I cursed the
devil silently who had
succeeded in putting me in
such situation.

"will you answer my question
or get out of this class" Dr.
Mike barked when I didn't say
anything after a while of
standing

"erm.........erm.........." I
stammered
"actually.......... I..........I"

That was the last words I could
remember saying. I knew I was
still speaking, but could not
remember what I was saying,
because my mind was far from
what I was saying. All my
attention was focused on the
eyes in class boring holes on
my body, especially the ladies.
I kept wondering what might
be on their minds as they
stared at me. could they be
thinking bad of me. could they
be saying I'm not smart
enough to be in this class. All
these and other thought
occupied my mind.

It was when I heard a big
round of applause from the
class that I realized I had
answered the question. I
focused my attention back on
the lecturer standing in my
front. He observed me for a
while before speaking.

"so you knew the answer all
this while and you didn't
answer" he said

I kept mute

"why did you wait until I point
you before you answered the
question?" he asked

I remained mute

"Anyway, I will pardon you
this time, because I like the
way you answered the
question. you gave a detailed
explanation just the way I
want it. what's your name?"
he asked

"Christian" I answered sharply.

"okay Christian. Once you
know the answer to a
question, don't wait until you
are called before you answer
the question. is that clear?"

I nodded in affirmation

"good" he said
"you can have your seat now"

I sat down immediately and let
out a hot breath which I didn't
know I was holding all this
while.

Dr. Mike walked back to the
podium and continued with
the lecture. All other questions
he asked were answered by
other students without delay.
The class went on smoothly
and he joked from time to
time which made us laughed
out loud. I later found Dr. Mike
to be an interesting lecturer.

After lectures for that day, I
quickly rushed to the school
restuarant to have lunch
before I collapse. it's as if the
few words I said in class had
drained all my energy. I didn't
even allow my food to be
placed on my table before I
started devouring it.

After a while of eating, I heard
someone screaming my name
from behind. my heart missed
a beat when I realized it was
the voice of a lady. I slowly
turned to see a lady standing
at the entrance with smiles on
her face. she must be my
coursemate for her to know
my name. she must have
heard it when I mentioned it
to Dr. Mike. she started
walking towards me. my
heartbeat kept increasing in
geometric progression with
every step she took. she got to
me and sat opposite me.

"hi Christian" she said smiling

I couldn't say anything. I
couldn't even stare at her. I
just kept staring at my food on
the table.

" hello" she stressed the word
when I didn't respond.

I waved at her and said "hi" in
a whisper. I was sure she
didn't hear that, because it
was not audible enough for
her to hear.

She observed me for a while.
"Christian are you okay?" she
asked

"yes" i responded sharply

"okay, i just want to thank you
for answering Dr. Mike's
question in class today. you
are our saviour. who knows
how many students he would
have sent out of his class if
not for you. I'm very sure I
would have been among those
that would be sent out because
I had no idea of the answer.
you did really well. by the
way, I'm Joy." she said

I didn't respond. I just kept
staring into air.

"are you sure you are okay?"
she asked

"I........ I.......... I want to go
home. I feel dizzy" I said

She quickly stood up from her
seat and sat closer to me. she
placed her hand on my
forehead.

"Are you sick?" she asked

Her closeness made me more
uncomfortable.

"I'm not sick. I'm just tired. I
need to rest." I answered.

"okay you can start leaving.
make sure you take care of
yourself" she said feeling
concerned.

I stood up immediately and
was about heading for the
door.

"wait" she said walking
towards me
"let me have your number so
that I can call to check on you"

I didn't like the idea of giving
her my number. what am I
suppose to say to her when
she calls. she stretched her
phone to me and I collected it.
I typed my number and gave
her back her phone.

" okay I will call you" she said
"I hope you are coming to
school tomorrow?" she asked

I nodded in affirmation

"okay see you then"

I waved at her and left the
restuarant immediately.

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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by QueenlyP(f): 9:56pm On Dec 09, 2017
Nice one. Life of a shy guy. I'm new here and I think I'm going to enjoy my time on this site.

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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by XTLikeNat777: 10:05pm On Dec 09, 2017
I'm a writer.... I can affirm that you are an excellent writer!!!

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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by Gucciqueen38(f): 10:17pm On Dec 09, 2017
Well done ! Infant

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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by infant(m): 10:52pm On Dec 09, 2017
hidhrhis:
u are very good bro keep it up
thanks

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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by infant(m): 10:55pm On Dec 09, 2017
QueenlyP:
Nice one. Life of a shy guy. I'm new here and I think I'm going to enjoy my time on this site.
welcome. I'm very sure you are going to enjoy your time here

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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by infant(m): 10:58pm On Dec 09, 2017
XTLikeNat777:
I'm a writer.... I can affirm that you are an excellent writer!!!
thanks. I'm just an infant. I still have a lot to learn

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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by infant(m): 11:00pm On Dec 09, 2017
Gucciqueen38:
Well done ! Infant
thanks

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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by dammyd46(m): 11:46pm On Dec 09, 2017
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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by Mustack(m): 7:03am On Dec 10, 2017
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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by nastynic(m): 11:59am On Dec 10, 2017
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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by Ezionye(f): 12:30pm On Dec 10, 2017
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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by infant(m): 1:12pm On Dec 10, 2017
EPISODE 3

I got home and freshened
up. I lay on my bed and
stare blankly at the
ceiling. The event of the
day flashed through my mind
and my mood suddenly
changed. I felt bad that I
couldn't answer a question
confidently in class. Even
when joy approached me
nicely, I couldn't even say a
word to her. Why am I always
like this? will I ever be
confident enough to speak
with a lady without feeling
nervous? when will I stop
behaving this way? Am I the
only one in this world with
this kind of personality? what
did I do wrong to be born with
this kind of trait? Am I cursed
or something? It seems like
i'm the only one in the world
with this trait. I have never
come across any shy guy all
my life. where did I get this
kind of trait from?
I was lost in thought.

The vibration of my phone
brought me back to reality. I
stretched my hand to my table
to get my phone. I stared into
the screen and saw that it was
an unknown number. My
heart missed a beat when I
realized I gave Joy my number.
I sat up immediately still
staring at my phone. I quickly
rehearsed a few words I would
say to her when I pick the call.
I took a deep breath and placed
my hand close to the green
button. While I was still
contemplating on whether to
pick the call, it suddenly
stopped ringing. it started
ringing almost immediately.
My phone suddenly became
too heavy for me to hold. I
needed to pick the call. I won't
allow my personality to drive
away someone who seems to
care about me.

I summoned all the courage in
me to pick the call. I placed the
phone on my ear and said "hi"
in the nicest way I could.

"Guy you didn't try at all. you
have forgotten about me. you
can't even call me" the voice at
the other end said.

it wasn't actually a lady's voice. it was a
guy's voice. I felt relieved
when I heard the voice.

"please who am I speaking
with?" I asked

"so you don't recognize my
voice?"

The voice rang a well. I knew I
have heard that voice before. I
thought for a while.

"Daniel" I called

"yes it's Daniel. I thought you
won't recognize my voice." he
said

"wow! so it's you Daniel. long
time" I said happily

"yeah, long time" he
responded

"How are you?" I asked

"I'm fine and you"

"I'm fine too" I responded

"so how is school?" he asked

"school is fine"

"I hope those girls in school
are not giving you problem"

"not at all" I responded
"is this your number"

"yes this is my new number. I
said I should call you, since
you don't want to call me"

"Daniel you know that's not
true. if I had your number, I
would have called you" I said

"okay o, I just said I should
hear from you"

"you did very well. I'm very
grateful. I will save your
number."

"okay then, we will talk later."
Daniel said

"okay, thanks for the call"

I ended the call and stared at
my phone screen with smiles
on my face. it was good to
hear from Daniel. Daniel is my
childhood friend and a very
good adviser. I placed my
phone on the table and lay on
my bed.

Just immediately I placed the
phone on the table, it started
vibrating again. I took the
phone from the table and
picked the call without looking
at the caller.

"hello Daniel" I said into the
phone

"Christian" the caller called

I froze when I heard a lady's
voice. I slowly removed the
phone from my ear and stared
into the screen. The number
was different from Daniel's
number. I slowly placed the
phone back on my ear. I could
feel my heart pounding in my
chest.

"hello" I said calmly

"Christian how are you? This
is Joy"

"Joy. how....... how are you?" I
stammered

"Christian you don't sound too
well. should I come over to
your place?"

"No, no" I cut in immediately
"I'm not at home"

"where did you go to?" she
asked

"I'm in the hospital"

"hospital!" she exclaimed
"is it that serious?"

What did I just say? I couldn't
believe I just told her I was in
the hospital. I quickly took
back those words

"no Joy, I mean I went to get
some drugs from a pharmacy."

"okay, how is your body" she
asked

"I'm fine now. I will call you
back. I'm on a busy road right
now" I said

"okay" she responded

I ended the call and took a
deep breath. I lay on my bed
and didn't know when I slept
off.


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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by infant(m): 1:19pm On Dec 10, 2017
Mustack:

Present sir
My monica is available for use.
I will surely include your moniker in the story
Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by Gucciqueen38(f): 1:20pm On Dec 10, 2017
grin grin

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