I wasn't too excited yesterday when I heard on the news that the strike had been called off. I felt as if we hadn't achieved what we set out to. I felt betrayed by N.L.C. I wonder what transpired behind the closed doors during their meeting with the F.G. They seemed so firm in their resolve to fight corruption starting with the reverting of fuel price back to N65. What made them compromise so early, when the people were just gearing up fully for more protests. Lots of questions and no answers. I feel sorry for the lives that were lost in the protest. Their deaths seems to have been in vain. Well, the fight against corruption continues, maybe not in form of mass protests. It might be individually and gradually, but the fight still goes on.
While the strike was going on, I had become tired of staying indoors. I didn't want to go to work. Mba, I just wanted to be able to visit my friends and waka anyhow without fear of anything happening to me on the road. Some of my friends shared the same sentiments with me. I was surprised that even my sister was feeling the same way. I remember she would say that she misses spending time with her hubby and two sons and was eagerly looking forward to the strike. I laughed at her when she complained of feeling caged indoors.
As soon as the strike was called off, I spread the info and surprisingly, most of those people that had said they were tired of staying indoors, didn't want to resume work so soon. That included me :-). Well, we didn't have a choice in the matter. It was hard to drag myself off bed when my alarm went off. I had gotten used to sleeping late and waking up equally really late. I eventually woke up and went quickly went through my phone for recent updates and gists. I saw a display picture a friend put up and it depicted what I was feeling, so I quickly saved it. In the space of a few minutes, some of my friends had changed their display pictures to the same one. I chuckled knowing that even though some of us were tired of the strike, we were not in the mood to resume work. Below is the picture:
I had to consciously switch to work mode when I got to the office. No more excessive sleeping, eating and generally having a good time at home. *Sighs*. Work was sooooo busy today. Chai, i couldn't wait for it to be 4pm, so we would close to customers and I could face some internal things I had to sort out. Hope you all had a splendid day at work today. Enjoy the rest of the fabulous week.
Hugs and kisses.
P.S: Thanks for the comments on my last post. I planned on doing a seriously worded mail to the S.C.U guys today, but the main C.S.O guy kindda resumed today. Tomorrow, I will hand over to him and jejeli waka to my original new branch. It was fun working with a new set of people for a while but it's time to move on. Change is one constant thing in life abi.