Zara’s diary 1


Zara’s diary 1

.. The morning today feels and looks really beautiful, Zara was happy to go to work. On her way to work that day though, just in front of her office a little boy carrying a big tray of sachet water (what is called pure water in Nigeria) could not hold his balance anymore so he fell towards Zara. About 50% of the sachets broke and some of the water poured on Zara. She was angry within her but she also felt pity for the boy. So she just sighed and left. Luckily she had her small hand hair dryer, she went into her office bathroom and dried as much of herself as she could. While doing that though, she wished she had given the little boy some money for the sachets that broke. Poverty often left children little or no options than to hawk which was really dangerous. They could get bullied, they could get mixed up in the wrong crowd, and their goods could be stolen, amongst other things. Some of these kids became thieves out rightly, making them a menace to society. Sigh*. One day Zara thought, ‘I’d have an NGO, one that works at the grass root, one aimed at empowering and educating the masses. That should give better chances for the little sachet water boy to become more’.




Snapping out of her thoughts, Zara returned to her desk. It was filled with files she needed to go through. She had done her job, someone else had not, but that person’s job was pushed to her desk instead. It wasn’t the first time a thing like this had happened. Zara you see was good at her job, this turned out to be the good and bad. When others couldn’t do their jobs Zara was called in to help out, not that she had much of a choice and not that her salary was increased. Today it was Queeneth’s job that was given to Zara. Queeneth was good too but she was slow. Besides Queeneth and the boss where from the same part of Nigeria. The man often practiced nepotism, so he was known to favour his kinsmen compared to others. 
Zara sighed again. ‘Could my day get any worse?’ She thought to herself.

She sat down said a short prayer and then got ready to work but she couldn’t because her mind had been destabilised. So she picked up her phone and pinged some of her friends. Among those she pinged were Eunice, they had been friends for almost 8years, so they knew themselves pretty well. Zara eventually let out how her day seemed to be taking the turn for something she couldn’t explain. Eunice tried to cheer her up and told her she was part of a BBM group and she wanted to add Zara to it. That could be an outlet for her and she would meet new people there. She had to warn that clashes did happen in the group every now and then because of different personalities. Zara was fine with the idea, so she asked Eunice to please invite her. 

….. And so Zara joined the BBM group HOX (Hang Out Extraordinaire) it would eventually shape the next stage of Zara’s life.

Zara’s diary 2
Next week

XOXO
Purple cutie
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