Monday, 7 May 2012

The Laptop Incident (Part 2)

Ewoo! I was too numb to react or think clearly. I practically ran inside my room, dropped all the stuff I was carrying on the floor, changed to comfy shoes, carried my wallet and ran out. Until that day I had never ran and prayed at the same time in my life. I kept begging God to have mercy and deliver my eyes from tears. The worst part of the situation was that I couldn’t remember where I had left it. I called a friend who was still in class to help me check if I had left it there and her reply was in the negative. As I ran, different thoughts scrambled through my mind but the most prevalent was "how was I going to explain my carelessness to my father?” I started doing a mental calculation of all my estates (clothes/shoes/bags) and bank accounts and what it would take me to buy a new system in the worst-case scenario.
Since it wasn’t in class it had to be in the cafeteria or in the ‘free’ ride I had taken. I couldn’t stomach the possibility of my beautifully new in the car of someone I had no concrete information about, so I ran to the cafeteria hoping for the best.
As I got nearer to the cafeteria building, I began looking at every one that suspiciously. It’s funny how all the male species I passed by looked like my laptop’s abductor. (Yeah I know females steal too but in that frame of mind I wouldn’t have credited my own sex with such betrayal). There was even a young gentleman with a big black bag that I had to steel myself from walking up to and demanding rights to search his bag.
By the time I got to the counter, I was heaving heavily. Some students were buying meal tickets so I waited patiently for them. I couldn’t risk someone overhearing my inquisition out of sheer embarrassment. With my heart in my mouth I mustered all the courage I had left and asked the lady if she had seen a grey laptop in a matching grey laptop case. When the lady didn’t reply immediately but instead proceeded to call her friend, it suddenly dawned on me that I might have lost it forever.
The ladies asked me some questions pertaining to my pc’s identity and features. Then the first one smiled and said I was very lucky after which she proceeded to berate me stating how I must have plenty laptops to throw away. The second lady said I should go and buy them drinks. It’s funny how if they had asked me to buy them the whole cafeteria I would have (although that would have been subjected to the money in my possession). I collected my laptop and in that moment my world was made right again. God had indeed delivered my eyes from tears.

“Glorify the Lord with me,
And let us praise his name together.
I asked the Lord for help and he answered me.
He saved me from all that I feared.
Those who go to him are happy,
And they are never disgraced.
This poor man (referring to me) called, and the Lord
Heard him and saved him from all his troubles.”
Psalm 34:3-6 (NCV)
(Emphasis added)

Yours sincerely,


  1. Awwww, thank God for this. He surely came through for you in the time of need.

    Please, be careful next time ooo.

  2. Ah, you're so lucky. Thank God you found it

  3. Yes oo. I've really learnt my lesson... No more 'desperado' stunts for me.

  4. I almost want to laugh but feel evil. Thank God you found it...

    1. Lool! Trixycae feel free to laugh cause this story has a happy ending. if it didn't i would have chased you down if you dared laugh ;)!

  5. Lovely One Cee, The Happy ending is of God's making, I thank God for you

  6. Lovely one Cee, the happy is God's making, I thank God for you.

  7. ThankGod u found it, I can't even imagine otherwise!

  8. wow!, thank God for U. Its a big miracle. Lol @ d way u narrated d story. Pls be more careful.

  9. Ehya...tnk God o n I indeed join u in tnkin him...ehn ehn rily nyc blog u v gat...

  10. Duru John de Beloved18 May 2014 at 23:52

    Lmao! It seems this Post is really old tho, but i received it Via mail last Friday (And Yeah, I subscribed to your Blog). I laughed so hard at the fact that You think say na Only Men dey thief. hehehe you can Worry for Africa shaaa. @Calculating all your estates heheheh e for reach to buy another lappie nah haba.

    It was a really fun read as usual, and I am glad i came across it, and that you found the lappie also.