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|I Overcame The Hitherto Biggest Temptation Of My Life Today. by uncleck: 4:15pm On Dec 07|
Through my sojourn in life, I've met and overcame many temptations such as graduating without sorting, refusing to join yahoo gang even under intense pressure etc. But among them all, I've never been pressured to do things against my principles like today.
I am a corps member serving in one of the popular cities in Edo state (not Benin). I did my final clearance yesterday. I was paid my last allowance since November 28. I'm waiting for the POP on the 13th. You can imagine how much I need right now.
Around 10am this morning, I went to town to withdraw some money, so I stopped at Fidelity bank, the crowd was too much but I had to wait. After a long wait the only machine that was working stopped dispensing; money had finished in it. I moved to Eco bank, and on getting to my turn, the same story. I had no choice than to go to UBA even though the crowd there was terrifying. I was happy that two machines were dispensing cash.
UBA is opposite a very popular hospital in that town, and Fridays here are for burials. After spending a little while on the queue, my attention was shifted to the other side of the road where heavy traffic had built up. I was annoyed because the traffic is avoidable, but people here see burial as a big ceremony, so they cause unnecessary holdups with their burial show.
My attention came back to the ATM when people from the other line were struggling to queue up behind us; the other machine had stopped dispensing as well. In less than five minutes, ours also stopped. At this point I had spent 3hrs trying to withdraw just 4k with no success. I had only Union and First bank to try, so I started trekking to Union bank when the real temptation started.
The motorcade that came out from the hospital few minutes before now is made up of several kinds of flashy cars; the C300s; RX350s; Venzas; X6s etc. They started throwing wards of N50 notes in the air. I was walking on the other side of the road because there was no oncoming vehicle because there was holdup too in front, but they were throwing the money at both sides of the road. I told myself I wasn't going to pick this. In less than no time, crowds have gathered to pick money. Interestingly, money was raining from almost all the cars.
In less than no time, it was N100 notes, then 200, then 500. At this point I knew that I was in a big poo if I don't double up. Before I did, I took some shots though.
Bike men left their bikes, even hawkers dumped their wares by the road side and started packing money. It was really money rain.
When I got to Union bank, only one out of the 6 machines were paying and the crowd was reduced because many people had gone to pick money.
But the bad news is that money finished too before it got to my turn. I immediately started trekking to my lodge and just got home now with no money and no food.
Have you overcame serious temptations before? Share with us.
|Re: I Overcame The Hitherto Biggest Temptation Of My Life Today. by Nbote(m): 4:30pm On Dec 07|
My broda d temptations these days is getting too much... God pass dem sha.. Live fast die Young
|Re: I Overcame The Hitherto Biggest Temptation Of My Life Today. by Brown14(m): 4:49pm On Dec 07|
God can choose to bless people in mysterious ways and maybe that was your own way to get blessed and compensate you for the 4k you were going to withdraw....
but you goofed and came online to tell it.
|Re: I Overcame The Hitherto Biggest Temptation Of My Life Today. by A1PHA(m): 4:52pm On Dec 07|
Well one thing I can say is that that those persons/people did not make their money honestly
|Re: I Overcame The Hitherto Biggest Temptation Of My Life Today. by uncleck: 4:59pm On Dec 07|
Brown14:LOL. The mystery of God does not lead to confussion and chaos. If God wants to bless me with free money, the helper will demand for my account number...
What if you're hit by a vehicle while trying to pick the money or you hit a pregnant woman...?
|Re: I Overcame The Hitherto Biggest Temptation Of My Life Today. by uncleck: 5:03pm On Dec 07|
A1PHA:In this part of Edo state, illegitimate money is the norm. But the issue is that I don't subscribe to throwing money in the air; it's so childish.
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