Friday, March 5, 2010

Sleeveless in Sokoto

My friend was posted to Sokoto for National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). One day she was walking along the road, feeling all fly in her sleeveless shirt and jeans, while swatting at the swarm of flies that had decided they were going to be her official escorts.

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Sokoto is a predominantly Islamic State in Northern Nigeria

Suddenly she heard the agitated cries of kids behind her. She turned around to see what the fracas was, irritated by the misplaced excitement under the scorching desert sun. A gang of irate kids were headed in her direction chanting fervently in their native tongue. As she was trying to figure out what they were saying, she caught sight of the first stone as it was being hurled at her.

Trust the Lagos babe, she didn’t need any more prompting; she outran even her fly escorts!! The kids unleashed their stones at her and chased her all the way to the house she was staying, hurling stones at her and chanting for the entire journey.

Her crime? Sleeveless Shirt in Sokoto!!

This has to be one of the funniest stories I’ve ever heard, I’ve been laughing so hard, my chest actually hurts!!

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