A facebook post by a young Lawyer in Nigeria about the way he was treated by a woman at a Lagos Mall is receiving a lot of attention on the social media.
The post has divided many people along the lines of what is acceptable and whether the woman in question was justified.
Martin Nworah who is believed to have been called to the Nigerian Bar just last month tried to disparage a lady for looking down on him at the mall for wearing bathroom slippers. Perhaps he forgot the saying that one should dress the way he wants to be addressed.
He has received both cheers and bashing from the social media but the Law community where he belongs professionally is seeing it differently as lawyers have criticised him for a gross display that is incompatible with his status as a lawyer. Moreso for adding insult to injury by posting the experience on social media.
Below is the facebook post
Yesterday evening, I honoured my friend’s request to take me to the cinema. I got to ICM (Ikeja City Mall) before her so I had to wait.
About 20 minutes later, she arrived with a female friend of hers. She tried introducing us to each other.
“Errmmm…babe, this is Martin Beck Nworah. Beck…this is…”
Her friend couldn’t wait for her to finish before she cut in; “Which village did you pick this guy from? Babe you’re bigger than this na. How can you be hanging out with a guy who comes to a Mall wearing bathroom slippers.”
I was shocked. My friend was shocked. We never expected that.
I tried smiling but my cheeks were shaking. LOL. My friend gave her a sharp look and finished the introduction. I was already thinking about my life sef and the insult.
My friend went into Silverbird and the movie we wanted to see was sold out. The next option required an additional 1k to get 3 tickets. She didn’t have extra cash and her friend didn’t have.
Without asking if I had, she told her friend she had to go back to the house or wait outside.
“Babe, you need go back or you can stay outside and wait for us.”
Her friend couldn’t understand why she would stand her down for a guy wearing bathroom slippers.
“Babe, I told you to stay in the house but you insisted on coming out. You will shaa wait outside or you go home.”
She grumbled, muttered incoherent stuff and told my friend to see her off.
I smiled ehhh.
When my friend returned, she snapped this picture.
“But Beck, why would you wear a bathroom slippers and come out to ICM of all places? Son of Nebu, what is your wahala?”
I laughed real hard. “I’m not regular…”
She held my lips. “Nonsense boy.”
Her friend later called me in the night with my friend’s phone to apologise. She said my friend later explained to her who I was and everything. She was sorry for reacting the way she did.
I told her it wasn’t her fault, I was even surprised at myself.
This Lagos life sef!
Till we get to the Promised Land, I shall be waiting for when you will pass me a glass of water and thank God for the gift of grace for the race.
Martin Beck Nworah