There is hardly a man, who does not have one thing or the other going with a lady or ladies. Some feel it is not proper to engage in plural relationships and would rather do away with the current flame when a new catch is within the horizon. It is seldom you find a man who married his first love and even if he did, it is doubtful if she remained his only love interest.
Love has many lairs. Of course, the office is a veritable ground to find love. Many couples who started off as colleagues later found love and ended up married. Those are the lucky ones. Inferentially, there are also unlucky ones like one lady i once worked with in the same office. She was passed round some of the guys in the office, including an executive director and before she knew it, marriage passed her by. Today, she is still clinging to one of those guys whom we dubbed ‘bottom pot’ because he came on the scene when other guys have had their fill and is now licking the leftover. The lady’s current state with the married guy and father of four is uncertain but it is almost hopeless that the guy will marry her as second wife unless he is jazzed.
So much for office romance. The most deplorable of this is that married women are getting caught in the web of office romance. In our clime, it is a taboo for a married woman to engage in extra marital affair. I personally deplore any such relationship whether it involves a man or woman but the truth is that African, sorry Nigerian men get away with many atrocities including philandering.
A lady narrated how she forgot something in her office at the close of work one day. When she rushed back, she almost had heart attack as a result of the amazing sight staring her in the face; her supervisor and one of her colleagues, a married woman, were ravishing each other like a house on fire on one of the office tables. Embarrassed, she grabbed her things and dashed out of her office.
What if it was this lady’s husband that caught her in such awkward position? Why office table for crying out loud? Were they in such heat they could not accord each other a modicum of respect and move to any of the slaughter houses in town?
One funny thing about office romance is that the culprits foolishly believe they are smart in covering their sinful tracks but strangely sin has a way of exposing itself. When it does, the consequences are usually too shameful and in most cases, it is the woman that loses out ultimately.
Office romance could be traced to long hours of closeness on duty. For the better part of the day, colleagues spend more time together than with their family members and in the process, fondness develops. Some superior officers take undue advantage of their position to browbeat their subordinates into amorous relationships and this is irrespective of whether the superior is male or female; yes, women also compel dalliance from their junior officers
However, in most cases, it is the male ogas who use their position to lure the females into love tryst. This is most unprofessional. Some women are also known to warm their ways into the ogas as ladder to promotion. Such people should be shunted out of the system because they constitute a bad influence on discipline.
To be continued…………………………
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