I walked from my dorm room to class, I was too tired and I had not yet finished my Intro Tech homework. I would do some work during morning prep before going for assembly. I got to the door of my class and opened it, I was greeted with something flying in my direction, the sticky and moist paste was all over my body and I dripped from head to toe, my books were stained on the covers with whatever it was that was flung on me.
“Happy Birthday” my classmates screamed out loud laughing.
I tried to find the humor in the situation but honestly it wasn’t funny and to make matters worse, it wasn’t even my birthday.
“It’s not my birthday and what it is this al over my body?” I asked in disgust as I wiped what looked like garri flakes and Kellogg’s cornflakes off my body.
“What do you mean by its not your birthday?” asked Linda, one of my classmates.
“My birthday is tomorrow not today, tomorrow is the 16th” I said.
There was a puzzled look on their faces. I was not sure why? They were probably misinformed and I am really upset that they decided to mess up my morning by ruining my uniform with whatever it was that they poured on me.
“ I will ask again, what is this all over me?” I asked
“We are so sorry, we made garri cake thinking it was your birthday and it isn’t” responded Hadiza.
“What are the contents of this cake?” I asked.
“Garri, detergent, cereal, toothpaste, sugar, milo, bournvita, powdered milk, coca cola, crackers” replied Sope.
I shook my head, This is going to be a long day.