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A Story That Ends With "I Wish I Did Not Meet The Man"

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Rose, a young graduate, was searching for a company job. She got ateachingappointment but rejected it. Teaching, she said, is a profession thatstifles the progress of man. Moreover the reward of teachers is inHeaven.She was obsessed with the idea of working in a company.After two years of unemployment she did not find life easy. It wasbecomingunbearable. She could not continue to beg for daily bread. It wasdehumanizing. She could not sell her body for money since she camefrom agood Christian home. It was irritating to her to stay indoors.This situation prevailed until she met Jerry Jones, an old school matewhopromised he would get ...view middle of the document...

She made the first trip and a it was successful. There was plenty ofmoney.She did not believe how wealthy she had become. She was alsosuccessful inher second trip. Temptation, unlike opportunity, will always give oneasecond chance. She did not remember the saying, "Many days are for thethief but one day for the owner of the house." The severe penalty fordrugpushing did not deter her. She began to live big in accordance withtheEpicurean philosophy of "Enjoy today for tomorrow you may die."Rose was caught in her fifth attempt. She would have wisely stoppedafterher first trip but "when a dog wants to die it does not perceive thesmellof excreta." Her master Jerry Jones, the drug baron, did not come toheraid. Rose was shown on the television screen as a drug pusher. She wasclamped into detention for two years before she was tried.Rose spent a lot of money during her trial. She sold most of herpropertyto hire a very brilliant lawyer, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).Finally she was lucky to be discharged and acquitted for want ofevidence.But the first casualty was her freedom and the second her reputationbecauseeven though she was freed, people avoided her like a leper. Nobodydesiredher for a wife any longer. She now realized that one should workthroughlawful ways to achieve satisfying success. A female drug pusher was ashameto womanhood, that "slow and steady wins the race." She cursed the dayshemet Jerry Jones. "I wish I did not meet that man," she lamented.

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