I have a friend, whom I hold dear more than he obviously understand.
I have some small jobs I do, they keep little bills pampered on my to do list and put some garri on the table.
But they keep me excessively busy sometimes too.
So this friend reaches out to me someday, told me he had been trying to make contact but like the typical annoying me, I’d had been unavailable. So I gave a false apology and went on in a hurry to ask; what can I do for you?
Now, mind you, my friend has something going, going pretty good for his coffers for his age.
So he goes; can I teach him how to do ‘something’ online, the thing is related to stuff he knows I know how to make happen.
Well, I went; “haha, it’s pretty easy, but it’s a long thing, see I just can’t start explaining now, mbok, just google… I gave him a keyword to search online so he gets guides on getting it done.
Well, now read carefully calmly here, my friend upon reading that said; how much do they sell the tutorial for? (ready to pay)
I replied, it’s free o, but you can actually give me a token to write you a more detailed pdf, giving guides and analysis on it.
HE DID NOT REPLY!
About a month later, he messaged me, saying he’s actually angry with me. He said everything is not money! and that he really got vexed that I asked him to pay for the piece the other day!
My God! like seriously? (so I asked myself) really, so you are angry with me for having asked that you sort me to pass the knowledge, but was ready to pay to buy it from foreign folks online? Like I don’t deserve to get paid? and because of that you’ve been keeping away?
Well, I can’t recall how the conversation ended but it did not really end well, for I can’t remember when we chatted last like we used to do…
I was puzzled but not amazed, he was the one I least expected such from for he knows pretty well how business works and my status, I was not amazed for I suspected that’s why he never replied.
TO YOU ALL
It’s okay o, if you are not actively helping out your folks in their endeavors, maybe you’ve got your stuffs going that’s keeping you tied, but it’s not cool when you start acting like they are obligated to start charity with you on something that they are still trying to build. That is not okay.
I KNOW YOU GET MY POINT THOUGH, AND I NEED NOT TO SAY TOO MUCH. DON’T BE RIDICULOUSLY SHOCKING.
He’s on my list here on facebook, and if you get that this message is for you, I only hope you understand that I value our friendship more than money, but it won’t run well on selective understanding.
I wish you well.
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