OFFICE ROMANCE- SEQUEL
Office romance is as intriguing as it is interesting. It is a kick out of the drudgery of work as well as the rustling heat at home, especially with a dour spouse. I knew one lady way back in kano who was my friend’s colleague and lover. This beautiful Calabar lady, mother of one, derived much pleasure in this relationship. She would come to our zoo residence and referred to herself as generator. We all know what use we put generator in our homes whenever PHCN strike. As far as she was concerned, she had nothing at stake in the relationship with my friend. she knew and accepted that my friend was engaged with another lady and would only come when my friend’s fiancée whom she described as NEPA, who was then in school in katsina was out of town in which case there was power outage and she was there to provide alternative power supply.
Of course, you can be sinfully innocent in a relationship with a female colleague without crossing boundaries. The problem there however, is that despite the innocent and platonic relationship tongues will always wag and read scripts out of line such that you could be compelled to reconsider the relationship. Failure to do this has painfully resulted in broken homes.
Unfortunately, women being who they are, often misconstrue innocent intentions and start imputing emotions that were never stirred in the first place. There was this guy that was always hanging out with one lady colleague. As far as the young man was concerned, the lady was just a friend and he nursed no ulterior motive whatsoever. That however was not so with the lady, who had made up her mind that the young man was hers for keeps. She was devastated, therefore when the young man introduced his intended wife to her and landed in the hospital.
People blamed the confused young man and he found it hard to convince people that he had nothing going with the lady and that he never told her he loved her, let alone promise her marriage. He could as well tell that to the marines; so much for office romance. The caveat: never toy with a woman’s heart either for fun or real; whether at work or at play. Concluded.
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