Jude gazed at the television with two empty bottles of beer already laid to rest and a third bottle in midway. His blood short eyes were fixed on the program and you could see the redness of his eyes and how pained he was. It was not the program on the television that caused his pains because it was a comedy. It was the words from the one he thought loved him. His girlfriend of two years had told him that she could not walk the aisle with him when he popped the question because she could not settle for less. Jude had a good Job with a good pay to the best of his knowledge. He lived in a two bedroom apartment and well furnished to his own taste. The only thing he lacked was four wheels. It was what had made him unqualified because his girlfriend can’t for a guy who had no car and it was “a less” to her.
This is the new song that is on the lips of most of the ladies who are yet to get married. A lot of girls are looking for already made men who are rich. To some, they came from poor homes and so they needed to help their generation by not settling with just any guy who is “Just Okay”. He must be very rich. He must be able to cater for all her needs. There is not like “we have just one family car”. To some, the era of struggling and growing with the man has long gone. It was the days of their parents. This is a modern generation where they cannot build a home with the man. The home must be already being built and waiting for them to just stroll in. According to some of these ladies, they don’t mind becoming the third wife of millionaires as long as they can live the life of affluence. If the popular Rachael Daniels can marry Billionaire Ned or the 23 years old beauty who got married to the Old Alaffin then what is them?
According to a lady, she said “I rather remain single than date a broke-ass salary earner handsome guy who can’t even buy my parents cars. Na handsome, I want to chop?” The irony of it all is that there so many young ladies who year-in-year-out never stop visiting religious leaders to pray for them concerning husbands but yet when a young promising young man comes around, they are tossed around like a toy because they don’t want to settle for less. They have set their eyes on the big wigs. No one cares about the source of the wealth any more as long as it is flowing and never ceasing. Some have entered into wrong marriages that have caused them their happiness or lives but out shame and greed, they have remained in bondage and licking their wounds.
There are so many like Jude who have been told worst things. There was one who told his boyfriend that she has looked at him that particular year and the following that he would not make it and she doesn’t want to suffer so she is moving on. Today, the boyfriend is well to do and married while she is still unmarried since she made that statement 9 years ago.
Very soon they will release another lovely song when the jungle starts to mature.