Bridget saw the mechanic, looking at her through the side mirror of the car
and she got annoyed.
Bridget: excuse me, do you have a problem? What are you looking at? Dirty
pig, better hurry up and do what you’re paid for, instead of looking at
another man’s beauty.
Mechanic: beauty? Who? What? Under the car? I no see am… ( And he
laughed) for your information, I was just wondering what a nice man like
oga is doing with a lousy, ill-mannered, stupid and ugly woman like you.
(Bridget got down from the car and raised her hand to slap him)…if you
dare? Dem no born you well. Haaa….. I will beat you die…. you and who?
Nonsense.. gerroutahere….( And he continued pouring fuel in the tank with
a small hose while Bridget was just looking at him, wondering what type of
human being was he. Then, Jason came back)
Bridget: there you are darling. How far? Were you able to get something
Jason: no, I didn’t but I got drinks and those small biscuits
Bridget: for who and who? Am I a kid that will eat 20 naira biscuit? Just
bring the drinks. ( She took the drinks from him and noticed 3 bottles)
haba, Jay, you want to take 2 bottles? No way. I’m keeping one till
tomorrow. It will be too much for you.
Jason: who said I’m drinking the two bottles? One for each of us…. You,
my brother there and I….shikena
Bridget: which of your brothers? You call that thing, your brother?
Nonsense. Biko, step aside let me go and sit.
Jason: na you sabi, just give me two bottles and the biscuits.
Bridget: aren’t you paying him? Why should you feed him again? Rubbish.
Just take this one and give him, then come back to take yours, so we can
Jason took the drink and went to meet the mechanic.
Jason: my brother, thanks. How far now? Take this to cool down in this hot
Mechanic: thanks sir. I’m almost done. I must confess, you are really a
nice man. God will continue to protect you.
Then, a call come through for Jason and he excused himself to answer it.
Meanwhile, Bridget has opened the two drinks with her and she put a pill in
one, which dissolved instantly. Then she drank her own. When Jason ended
his call, he went to the car to take his drink. Before he could open it,
the mechanic called him.
Mechanic: sir! Sir!! Sir!!!( He called urgently)
Jason: what is it? ( He was clearly alarmed. He got down from the car,
still holding his drink and went to meet him.)
Mechanic: I wanted you to help me hold the hose but I have done it.
Bridget: stupid fellow…see I am going to get something. Let me know when
you finish your nonsense.( And with that, she stopped a bike and went away.
Jason: Hmmmm. Don’t know what is wrong with her. Anyway, help me change the
back tyre. It has gone down a little. Take the spanner.
Mechanic: I ….I …. I mean….I don’t……
Jason: you don’t want to help me? I understand, considering all my wife
said to you. But I’ve said sorry. ( And he opened the bottle to drink from
Mechanic: noooo!!!!!. Don’t drink it!!!!( And he took the bottle from him.)
Take my own, oga, to quench your thirst. But not this one
Jason: ( laughed) what’s wrong with you? I bought the drink by myself. Give
Mechanic: no sir. Didn’t you notice that it has been opened before?
Jason: I did but I know it will definitely be my wife. She might have
tasted it before giving me. Give me, I’m really thirsty ( and he made a
move to take the bottle from him)
Mechanic: oga, I can see that you are a nice man and you don’t deserve to
die, at least, not now. I saw her put a pill in your drink a while ago. To
put my mind at rest, let me give that dog over there some, to drink. If
nothing happen to it, then I will apologize and return the money you gave
me for my services but if something happen to it, then you pay me double.