Dinner Party Part 1

I actually spent an hour cleaning my shoe like

my life depended on it. I had ironed my last

xmas polo and my well-starched pens trousers

the previous day. I was definitely going to get a

lot of attention tomorrow at the DLCF dinner


I remember the last dinner party i attended.

The moment i heard the invitation from olu’s

mouth,i shouted ‘dinner party!’.On the day of

the dinner party,i embarked on a partial food

strike. I was ready to baptised myself with food

at the party.True to my expectations,there were

lots of food on the tables.It was like a lovefeast

but i couldn’t enter.Where everyone where

dressed smart in tux and dinner gowns,i was

wearing a three-year old school native plus i

was without a date.

This time i was ready for them.I even planned

to mix three wicked perfumes.i got a

shade;even though it was a night event and my

allstars was ever ready.I almost forgot one last

thing;a date!.. Who would that be?……

I stared long at the caption ‘DLCF DINNER

PARTY’ on the card as i contemplated on who to

take as my date.What the hell was DLCF by the

way?i never really asked Ayo what it meant cos i

didn’t think it mattered.Anyways,the issue at

hand was getting an apt date for the party.I

had a couple of persons i could call but didn’t

know who to call precisely.

There was Marrissa;my ex.Classy,stylish and a

little too much for my taste but that wouldn’t

be a problem in this case,afterall it was just a


Then there was Marbel,the girl i probably would

have hated but for her beauty.She was a pest

in my life and i feared that inviting her to the

party would give her some crazy ideas and re-

ignite her silly advances,otherwise she was my

first choice.

Finally,there was Mary.pretty,gentle,intelligent

but lacked the sense of dressing where it

mattered most.To be frank,i wouldn’t want to

go with her.Imagine myself,well dressed in a

dinner party with a francesca nun.Don’t let me

say God forbid.

I picked up my phone and dialled marrissa’s

number.’Hello!…’ i heard that pretty voice i

have missed.

I swear,i almost said let’s get back together.It

must have taken me a while to find myself back

as i heard her say ‘Hello’ again,like a frustrated


‘Hi marris’ i said,like the network had been

bad’can you hear me now?’

‘yeah i can’the sweetness was getting deeper.

‘what’s up?’

‘nothing much.Just haven’t heard from you for

sometime now.was wondering how you were

doin’ liar!

‘aww…that’s sweet.Thanks’she responded like

she meant it.

‘anyway,where are you at?’i asked smoothly.

‘In lag’


Don’t know why but i felt devastated.she was

my best option and now she was more than

four hours plus lots of terrible roads away from

the university of Benin.

I had to move past my disappointment as the

party was just the next day.Now i just had one

last option;Marbel and it was certain she was

going to say yes if i let her.What other choice

do i?i had to.

‘marbel hi’ i said into my phone like someone

forced me to.

‘Johnson!’ she screamed and i almost cutoff the

call.’you remembered me today.what

happened?where are you?i want to see

you.Aww,it’s so unfortunate that am not in

Benin right now’


Her last words hit me like a rock and that

moment,i felt like Buhari must have felt when

the last election results were called.I was going

to go dateless?

I begged my mind not to think of it but it

disobeyed.Apparently i had to get a date and all

compasses pointed to mary! I was going on a

dinner date with a nun,damn!

Anyways beggers can’t be chosers so i had to

stick with what i got.My mind-ranting of mary’s

sense of dressing had made me ignore one

minute detail which now stood Unclad before

me.How was i going to ask her out? U can send hi to lordsamuel on 0543589658 to be added to adults chat room to enjoy more stories. 

I could only thing of a way to do it;text

messaging.I checked the time on my clock.It

said 9pm,good!She must have slept,i

thought.Better to send it right away and when

she wakes up the following day,she wouldn’t

want to disappoint me as i purposely clearly

stated that the party was the next day and she

was the only one i had in mind.

Just as i dropped my phone after sending the

text,i heard p-square’s danger;my ring

tone.Jeez! It was mary calling.What now?



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