Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Misuse of Power.

Is it just me, It can't be just me, can it?? Does it happen in just this part of the world or is it a global phenomenom??

Here, let me explain what I'm talking about.

The blatant misuse of Power by petty officials. This is what happened.

So I wanted to see a man, he was more or less an uncle, I just wanted to see him cos I had not seen him in a while. He used to lecture in my former school but he left for greener pastures, and he found it, or well, I think he did. At least he now had a secretary.

At first, when I entered into the secretary's office I felt she was really pretty, in her late 20s, so I said "hi" and told her who I wanted to see.

And then she looked at me weird. If looks could kill, I'd be dead.
"Why? What do you want to see him for?" She inquired angrily, like she had a serious bone to pick with me. I had never seen her before, I didn't know her, so I wondered what she was so angry about. "Answer me now" she continued, "I said, What do you want? Why are you here?" she raised her voice.

If something like this had happened last year or the year before that, or the year before that, or all the years before, I'd probably have walked away, as she looked viciously stern, but I am a different person now - proud to say. So I confronted her, "look ma, there is no need for you to be so strict, I don't know you, I don't have a problem with you, I just want to see Dr. Audu". And then it seemed as if she got even angrier by my statements, "oh you want to fight me? Is that what you come to do?"

At this point, I felt the lady was probably lost. And had serious issue. And Looking for who to pick a bone with. "It's not gonna be me" I thought, as I began to retreat - it felt like the mature thing to do.

Just then, the man came out of his office, he had been in there all the while, he saw me, I greeted him and he invited him inside, to the disdain and disgust of the pretty secretary lady. I still felt she was pretty, only now, I felt God could have given the beauty to someone else who deserved it. Turns out the man did not hear any of the conversation I had with his secretary, and he was just going out when I saw him.

On my way home I started wondering why the lady was so hostile, but I realised, it's not just her, most secretaries and other petty officials are usually angry people that give visitors a hard time. I can point out several occasions when this has happened.
It's usually the people with post or offices that are of little or no importance that make things difficult and complicated, I always wonder why. But I will probably never understand.

So that's it, that's all I've got to say about that.
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Till next time,, Keep dreaming!!

2 comments:

Stephanie @ Life, Unexpectedly said...

That was really crazy!! I've made a few not-so-pleasant experiences with street cops in the States, who love to appear bigger than they are, or frustrated lower-level managers. Most secretaries or assistants I dealth with were actually pretty nice. Still can't get over this secretary! She must have major issues! Hope you still had a great day!

champ king said...

Yes. Baffles me quite a lot why these people do this things. FRUSTRATED is the right word i think. Anyway, thank you for stopping by.