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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by u3man(m): 3:29pm On Jan 12
This is the kind of story I love, no sex stuff. Keep it up
Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by itsandi(m): 3:56pm On Jan 12
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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by BrainWssh(m): 5:50pm On Jan 12
seems like they are talking about me����
same with me
Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by enonche85(m): 7:23pm On Jan 12
Wow and Wow!
Please infant you deserve a trophy! shocked

Im so emotional right now!
Hey guys, Im sylvia!Who needs a Sylvia in its life?grin

I want o!!! grin
Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by msylva2147(m): 7:48pm On Jan 12
Pls someone should help me.
I am also shy and i have tried not to be shy but i have failed many times.
It has been like dat since i was born.
Girls do say i am shy, and i know it even my family complain.
My goal is to become an artist cause i have the talent and i know a musician must not be shy.
My shyness is natural (from birth).
I am currently seeking admission into the university.
This is real so pls i need your help and advice. Thanks
my guy try and take small thing that will make you high anytime you want to approach a lady, subsequently it would become part of you even without you taking anything.

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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by Itzmeeabdul45: 8:18pm On Jan 12

I do, come into my life and do more that what Sylvia does in Christian's life

I do, come into my life and do more that what Sylvia does in Christian's life
Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by holluikon(m): 9:03pm On Jan 12
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This is your first post on nairaland, better be nice
Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by Itzmeeabdul45: 9:12pm On Jan 12

This is your first post on nairaland, better be nice
Hw Did U Knw That
Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by holluikon(m): 9:38pm On Jan 12
Hw Did U Knw That

I'm a nairaland hacker/mod

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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by Itzmeeabdul45: 10:15pm On Jan 12

I'm a nairaland hacker/mod
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I'm a nairaland hacker/mod
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Hacker Indeed Lol
Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by billyG(m): 8:44am On Jan 13

I went home immediately I
left the cafeteria. I didn't
wait for the next lecture. I
was scared of what Sylvia
might say or do to me in class.
it would be very embarrassing
if she repeats what she did to
me at the park.

That same day, exactly 5:30pm,
my phone started ringing. I
picked the call when I realized
it was from Mustack.

"hello Mustack" I said

"how far guy. what happened?
you left the cafeteria without
telling me. I realized you were
no more in the cafeteria when
I looked back. why did you
leave?" he asked.

"I'm sorry bro. I was having
an upset stomach. I just have
to leave without telling you" I

I knew he didn't buy that lie. I
just had to say it since I had
no other lie to tell him.

"okay, that was why you didn't
attend the last lecture" he said

"yes" I responded

"have you taking anything
drug" he asked

"yes" I answered

"okay, take care of yourself. I
will call you later" he said

"okay" I responded.

I ended the call and dropped
my phone on my bed. Sharon
called immediately I dropped
my phone on my bed. I picked
the call after taking a deep

"hello Sharon" I said

"hello Christian, you didn't
attend the last lecture. what
happened?" she asked

"I was not feeling too well. I
went home earlier." I

"is it that same headache?" she

"yes" I answered

"I thought you took drugs" she

"yes I did" I responded

"maybe we should just
postpone our tutorial until
next week, so that you can
take care of yourself" she said

"okay, that would be nice.
thank you very much"

"I will call you later to check
on you" she said.

"okay, thanks"

I ended the call and lay on my

All through that week, I stayed
at home. I didn't attend
lectures. I was scared of
meeting Sylvia. I was scared of
what she might say to me in

Mustack, Sharon and Joy, all
called to know why I wasn't
attending lectures and I lied to
them that I wasn't feeling fine.
I made up my mind to call
Mustack. I need to know what
was Sylvia's reaction when he
told her that I like her,
because I can't keep missing
lectures. I waited until
weekend before calling him. he
picked after the second beep.

"hello Christian, how are you?"
he asked.

"I'm fine" I responded

"I hope you are getting better"

"yes" I responded
"Mustack" I called

"yes Christian" he answered

"when you told Sylvia that I
like her, what did she say?" I
asked, waiting curiously for
his answer.

"I didn't tell her anything. so
you believed I told her. how
would I have told her when
you didn't give your consent.
that wouldn't be nice for me to
do. I was just pulling your leg.
I only went to ask her if her
micro economics note was
complete" Mustack said

"so you didn't tell her?" I

"no I didn't" he answered.

I heaved a sigh of relief and
thanked God silently.

"okay I will call you later" I

I ended the call and sighed. I
was happy that he didn't tell
her, but at the same time
disappointed in myself. I was
disappointed that I could be so
stupid to have missed lectures
for a whole week, without any
concrete reason.

Just when I was about to lie on
my bed, I heard a knock on my
door. I wasn't expecting
anyone. I knew it wasn't
Sharon, because we had
already agreed to postpone the
tutorial until next week. I
walked to the door and open
it. I froze when I saw Kate
standing at the door with
smiles on her face. I never
remember telling her where I

"hi Christian"

"hi" I managed to respond.

"you are surprised to see me
right?" she asked

I nodded

"well, you will find out later,
how I got to know where you
stay" she said, walking into
my room without allowing me
to usher her in.

She went straight to my bed
and sat on it. I locked my door
and went to sit on the plastic
chair. I won't make the same
mistake of sitting beside her
on my bed, because I knew
how nervous I was when I sat
beside Sharon on that bed.
She lay on her back and
spread her hands.

"I'm so tired" she said

I quickly got a wine from my
cupboard and gave to her. she
sat up and collected the drink.

"thank you" she said

I went back to sit on the chair
i was previously occupying
while she sipped from the
wine. I took a book on my
desk, open a page and fixed
my gaze on it, pretending like
I was reading. it was better to
pretend like I was reading than
to stay in the same room with
her and couldn't start a
conversation. After 5minutes
of silence, she spoke.

"you stay here alone?" she

"yes" I responded and fixed
my gaze back on the book I
was holding.

"why is your room so hot?"
she asked, fanning herself
with a book.

she unbuttoned the upper
button of her blouse, revealing
her cleavage. I tried not to look
at her, because it wouldn't be
nice if she caught me looking
at her cleavage.

After another 5minutes of
silence, she spoke again.

"are you expecting someone?"
she asked

"no" I answered

"I will soon be leaving o" she

"okay" I responded

After a while of deafening
silence, she spoke.

"do you always sit all day on
that chair?" she asked

"no" I responded

After a while, she buttoned her
blouse which she had earlier
unbuttoned. She stood up from
my bed, carried her handbag
and walked to the door.

"are you leaving?" I asked

she didn't reply. I stood up
immediately and walked to me

"let me see you off" I said

"don't bother" she cut in

I could see the look of
disappointment on her face
when she said that. she left my
room without sparing me one
last look. I stood at my door,
wondering what I could have
done wrong.

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some ladies are devil,sucubus!if he pounce on her now dem go say na rape,if he control himsef like a gentlemman dey go say na weakling,a mungu,
Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by billyG(m): 9:03am On Jan 13

T he following week, I
made sure that I woke
up very early in order
to get to school on time.
I knew I had a lot to cover.
Sharon gave me her notebooks
for me to go through all what
was thought in class the
previous week. I didn't go
home immediately after
lectures. I had to cover what
was thought the previous week
before going home. I located
an empty class where I could
sit alone and go through all
what was thought the previous
week. I busied myself

After 10 minutes of reading, I
heard someone calling my
name. my heart missed a beat
when I realized it was a
familiar voice. I prayed
silently that it shouldn't be
who I was thinking. I slowly
raised my head to see Sylvia
standing at the door. my eyes
widen in shock. How did she
find me here? what is she
even doing here? I thought
Mustack told me that he didn't
say anything to her. so he lied
to me. what will I do now?
how will I get out of this. what
will she do or say this time?
I'm finished.

She started walking towards
me. her every step increased
my heartbeat. I thought of
jumping out through the
window but decided against it,
knowing fully well that I might
injure myself if I do that. since
I had no other idea of what to
do, I only fixed my gaze on the
floor and awaited what would
befall me. she got to me and
stood beside me.

"hi Christian" she said

I slowly raised my head to see
if she was actually the one
standing beside me or not,
because I was expecting her to
start barking immediately she
get to me.

"can I sit?" she asked, pointing
to the available space beside

I didn't respond. I just kept
staring blankly into air. what
is she trying to do this time? I

"can I sit?" she repeated when
I didn't respond.

I nodded and she immediately
sat beside me. she fixed her
gaze on the book I was holding
without saying a word. I was
uncomfortable having her by
my side. After a while of
deafening silence, she finally

"Christian I actually..." she

"I don't even know how to say
this right now" she continued
"I don't have any excuse for
my action the other day. I
really don't know what came
over me. I left home very
angry that day, because
someone offended me. I was so
angry to the extent that I was
having headache. I just had to
unleash the anger in me
before it chokes me. that was
why I got mad at you when
you only try to pay my fare.
I'm really sorry. I just hope
you can forgive me. I have
always wanted to apologize all
this while but was scared you
might get mad at me. I'm very
sorry. please forgive me" she

I didn't respond. I just kept
staring into air. The fact that
Sylvia, who I thought was
actually coming to descend on
me, was actually apologizing,
made me surprised.
She placed her hand on my
shoulder and stared into my
eyes. I couldn't stare back at
her. I fixed my gaze on the

"Christian please forgive me.
I'm really sorry" she said

"I have forgiven you" I
managed to say.

I had to say it, for her to stop
boring hole on my body. her
closeness was making me very
uncomfortable. I was not even
angry with her in the first

"I know that didn't come from
your heart" she said

"I have forgiven you. I was not
even angry with you." I said

"I don't believe you. Okay if
you have really forgiven me
like you said, let me invite you
to my place for dinner tonight.
if you accept, I will know that
you have really forgiven me"
she said

'Your place' i mumbled to
myself. She wants to put me in
a tight position now. why can't
she just believe that I have
forgiven her. now, she's
inviting me for dinner. I had
never been comfortable having
a lady in my room. going to a
lady's house might be
disastrous. how will I politely
turn down her request? that's
one of my problem. I don't
know how to politely turn
down a lady's request. I always
agree to all their request, no
matter what it cost me.

"do you accept my invitation?
she asked

"okay" I nodded

"thanks very much I'm really
grateful." she said

"okay" I responded

"I can see you were busy
before I came. let me leave
you, so that you can continue
with what you are doing" she

"okay" I responded

she stood up, carried her bag
and left.

I couldn't continue with what I
was reading. I parked my
books and left the class. I went
straight home to prepare
myself for the dinner in order
not to embarrass myself in her

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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by Solowande(m): 10:07am On Jan 13
Can't believe i followed this story from the beginning to the end. Thanks
Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by Paddy247: 12:07pm On Jan 13
infant....i have a suggestion to make here....why don't you sell this story to our nollywood scriptwriters before someone does.....i think it will make head way.

And better act fast b4 sum1 else steal ur work(which is a masterpiece BTW). I believe u won't be shy to make some cool bucks....

Pls mention me in ur nxt story. More wisdom bro.
Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by itsandi(m): 11:16pm On Jan 13
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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by EmzyEno: 12:31am On Jan 14
kudos to ur story. really learnt something from it. God provide u with more wisdom
Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by rachealfst(f): 9:31pm On Jan 15
This is nice infant. And the lessons....Well done, more wisdom and inspiration.
Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by itsandi(m): 12:48pm On Jan 16
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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by Dessyt(m): 1:44pm On Jan 16
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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by Whoisshe(f): 8:56am On Jan 18
Nice story........ U really try
Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by Frosti(m): 10:41pm On Jan 19
Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by Inimitable: 9:49am On Jan 21
hmm indeed. Am still a victim of shyness. At 22 now, I have never had a gf and most times it saddens me. Pls I need help Also pls what is the name of the second book and names of the authors
Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by Inimitable: 9:49am On Jan 21
hmm indeed. Am still a victim of shyness. At 22 now, I have never had a gf and most times it saddens me. Pls I need help Also pls what is the name of the second book and names of the authors
Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by wilcoxz(m): 11:18pm On Jan 26
This story reminds me of sia's song "dressed in black"
Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by makaveli902: 3:56am On Jan 27
Infant nice one there, thumbs up man. You just looked in through crystal ball and told my story, me I can shy for Africa....
Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by kingxsamz(m): 11:22am On Feb 07
Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by kingxsamz(m): 11:23am On Feb 07
best story ever.
Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by Miserablemee: 1:56pm On Feb 08

The first time I tried to woo a girl was quite embarrassing lol, I was 15 then and I was sitting for waec GCE.
In my center there was this girl, she was very attractive and she looked older than I was.
So one day after we were done with the day's paper
I was walking with two of my friends, and I signaled to them when i saw her entering a classroom
I was like "guys look at that girl, that's my crush"
One of them says I should go meet her and ask her number, the other one said I shouldn't waste my time she won't give me her number.

"kai you have killed yourself see the way you are shaking you shouldn't have done this" I said to myself.

The girl noticed my condition I think and asked me for the paid
I said yes
"where is it?" the owner of the phone said taking the phone from me.
"You didn't
"Wait lemme ask her" I said as i went into the class again
One of them said behind
"Chineke, so you don't know her name"
I entered the classroom she was still with her phone

"Sorry I didn't get your name"
"Chinaza" she said

I didn't introduce myself cause I didn't know it was the right thing to do, I just left her.

Outside the dude who owns the phone didn't want to release the number, I just let him have since I wasn't going to call her anyways, but I started dodging her ever since.

My friends say I always have a story for everything, but I wouldn't have if I don't experience them.

when you said the first day you tried wooing a lady was very embarassing, I tried picturing you probably stammering.
Bro, I have been a shy guy since 10[don't know why it happened so, I guess it was because of the death of my dad] though I always concealed it with a straight face. In my Jss1 days, I would always do all my best to evade my class captain who I had a crush on-- never mind taking long routes just to make sure we didn't see each other, funnily enough, she never knew I existed.
In my Sss2, I had a crush on a girl whose picture I saw in our church magazine. Like always, I tried to evade her whenever I saw her and likewise, she never knew me. I ended up carrying the torch for her for complete 2 years and the day I decided to man up and approach her at the behest of my friends, I blamed my ancestors.
After walking behind her for some minutes, I moved closer and said 'hi', she responded, I can't really remember the banter that ensued, but I remember for sure, that at a point, I started stuttering and this girl tried suppressing her laughter but she unable to hold it, so she had to LOL. Honestly, if I had a gun at that moment, I would have ended my life. As she was laughing, I discovered that I was still alive and unscathed, from no where, I got courage and I ended up talking with her, but that single act marred everything. After then, whenever I saw her, I always kept a straight face.
In my first year in uni, I made a good result which actually actracted the most beautiful and curvy lady in my dpt to me, though I think she had always liked me even though we never had any contact. 'A whole me', I wondered. To be honest with y'all [am shy to say this], she approached me, collected my number and called me. As time passed, she insisted on going to my place but I always gave her 1 excuse or another until the day my village people remembered me. A friend invited me to his elder bro's birthday where I drank myself under the table. Being on cloud 9ne, I called her and started reprimanding her for not visiting me, apparently, she knew I am a shy guy and that I was drunk. So she pleaded with my friends to take good care of me. The next day, I remembered what I had done, but I couldn't stay back at home because I was dam.n serious with studies then. Devil is indeed mischievious bro, that WAS THE DAY I WAS RAPED. Chai.

I had so many yanshing op2nitis right in my room, but I was just too stupid and foolish to initiate anyone until one bold girl came and used[seks everyday except on holidays] me for a whole year until I was able to free myself from the bondage and started seks starving myself, sometimes, I jerk off.
Truth is, telling people you are shy helps a lot.
Am a serving corp member teaching in 1 fed govt college here in Nigeria. How I am able to do this[teach] is a decision I made. Taking those actions you dread most is the only solution.
Though am still single now, I must make sure I fill that space soon.

But Op, you are goot at impromptu lying and for y'all looking for errors why not turn a movie critic and at least help our movie industry or don't y'all know what we call SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF.
Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by Miserablemee: 2:57pm On Feb 08
Following my experience and the one am getting on this thread,i've come to notice that,most of this shy guys are usually brilliant and smart.
Pls,am not saying being shy is a good thing because it has and is still affecting me in many ways but am just thinking out loud.
I think you mean introverts not shy guys. Introverts are logical and calculative thinkers, men of few words but always on point. They are emotional, but they always allow reasoning cloud their judgment.

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Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by Miserablemee: 3:02pm On Feb 08
Op more oil to your brain.
shy INTROVERTS are just miserable
Re: Life Of A Shy Guy by Miserablemee: 4:47pm On Feb 08
Damn! I did not even know that the story ended long time ago and I am here ranting.
Infant, wherever you are, God bless you. ALL THE INTROVERTS in the house, let us not allow this thread die off like that. Let's encourage each other with our regrets, fears, passions, lovelife and our quotidian events. Probably, one of us will one day be like Christian; I will proudly leave that comfort zone and experience outside reality.
I have so many abadoned project[literary works], stopped drawing cause I thought I couldn't do better, never used my singing skill in public except in the room or the bathroom[ though I have chosen to be a music blogger instead cause I am a sucker for it]. Have been single all my life, except for the times some lady decided to upgrade my status. Besides, I love here, I can sell Nigeria for you, but the serious countenance and action I always keep will never make you believe I can love.
There are more I would like to share with y'all if you are interested just quote me.
My moniker was as a result of my dull and odious life.

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