Scenario 1 #GTB: I was referred to Customer Service. I reach there & gave the dude my 5000 megawatt flouriscent smile that i only reserve for special people.Na so this guy just look me dey bone like person wey swallow constipated ogoro (frog). Me sef i pocket my smile. He was like "fill that form"... and flung the form on another desk and walked away. I thought it was really rude (in my best british accent).
Scenario 2 #ETISALAT. I wanted to activate my BIS so one of the staff told me to stand in the corner beside him to watch what he is 'plessing' on my phone. Next thing i heard one akpu voice "hey! you, comot from dia, go stand dat other side"...I actually didn't know he was referring to me. I gats look back twice. I said " but your staff said i should stand here"...he just screamed at me like a cow..."u nor dey hear word i say stan dia! he was gesticulating like a traffic warden wey drink 10 shots of kainkain for koro koro afternoon. Shooooooo. Onana trouble dey sleep yanga go wake am! I just pull my "eyeshade" and gave him THE LOOK!"
Me: are you talking to me?
Rudeboy: I no fit tell u somtin make u gree, u nor be woman?!
Me: you dey crase?! abi dem dey worry u? make i use slap cover your eye?!Shege!"
Small thing, everybody don dey beg, "sist, sist, abeg no vex. na so e voice be and he nor sabi talk to people" ...
Scenario 3#TAILOR: I give one male tailor my cloth to sew. The guy say na 2 weeks. I say it must not pass 2 weeks oh. He say he don hear. I pad him in full. 2nd week reach my cloth never even start. 3rd week, the guy never still sew am. 4th week...i reach there.
Me: Oga howfar where is my dress....
OdeTailor: I never sew am (with THAT arrogant look on his face)
Me: But you told me 2 weeks na, and ive paid you in full.
OdeTailor: Go comeback.
Me: I cant. I need it now.
OdeTailor: go siddon there wait for the cloth, if you nor fit wait then go....
Whaaaaaaat?All the english i gather from Obodo Oyinbo just vamoose... "na so you go talk to your customer?e nor good O.
And the guy replies "how i go talk to u?u nor be woman? how dem dey talk to woman?i don marry ur mate for house"
....that was the last straw....Lets just say I almost stabbed the dodonyor with his scissors!
Why do most Nigerian men treat women as second class citizens? All of them kept referring to me as 'ordinary woman'...is this normal? have Nigerian men always treated women this way? or i just didn't notice before?Why do banks employ people who cannot smile in customer service roles?!WTH! Na me force dem go work? why will a customer service staff be scowling at me?!
Why do WE all accept these things as NORMAL?it is sooooooo wrong! <----THIS IS THE MOST ANNOYING BIT!