GUIDELINES (MARCH EDITION) – THE DECEPTION OF RECEPTION
WRITTEN BY OLUWATOBI OLADIPUPO (SUPERLIGHT)
It was a sunny dusty afternoon, sometime during the dry season, I was on a foot journey with a friend. We disregarded the little sun but we’d bitten more than we could chew as the sun beat down on us as if we were the only ones under it.
After like 20 minutes journey under the horrible sun, we decided to branch at a man’s place whom we know very well, to say hi and rest before we continue on our foot journey. (I hope you won’t laugh at us).
Moving closer to the house, his wife who knew us very well welcomed us with a cool smile and offered us a seat. Not only that, she gave us chilled water and promised to serve us juice later.
We were very happy with the acceptance, in fact, I told my friend that we could even go back home from there, as the drinks served chilled and other things drove us to relaxation. You won’t believe we haven’t even seen the man we asked for but his wife just made us feel at home.
I asked after the man and the woman told us he wasn’t at home. Who could know his whereabouts better? His wife, of course. My friend decided to give him a call, just to tell him we’d asked of him at home, you won’t believe we heard the phone ring in a bedroom close to the visitor’s lounge. Alas! The man we had come looking for came out resisting his wife from stopping him.
We never knew the same woman who had welcomed us told her husband that we just want to beg for money. At that point, she knew we were aware of the game, she packed the drinks before us and hissed at us. The husband tried to apologize to us that he got the wrong information about us. We left seeing another dimension of life.
Who knew reception could be deceptive?
No wonder the reception of many companies are more beautiful than some offices there, they want people to see the best about them. The reception office will be attractive even if there is rancor ravaging the atmosphere.
People can welcome you with a smile but still don’t like you.
Not everyone that shows up for the wedding reception loves the couple.
Some people smile at you but pray you can’t smile back.
Take note, not all ‘I miss you’ is real, some wish you should be missing.
Gone are the days when people fight with words, now they fight with their dark mind you can’t see.
Reception could be deceptive!
Oluwatobi Oladipupo (Superlight)
Superlight International Communications Network (SICON)
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