I’m a gentleman who came from a humble background, I have worked really hard and God almighty has blessed my little efforts. I was born into a beautiful family of five. My father passed away when I was very young and so my mother raised us. In the community, lots of things depended on my mum to function but suddenly everything changed. From residing in a 3 bedroom flat which was ours, we relocated to a rented 2 bedroom flat and also from there to a one room self-contained. It was in fact a retrogression and very terrible experience. I had to drop out of school at SS2.
THE BIG MOVE
At a point in my life I felt something really needed to be changed. I noticed ladies from my town prefer to make their hair from a guy rather than going to a female stylist. Based on that, I started following my neighbor, who is a hairdresser, to her shop to be learning the work. After 6 months, I have started making some simple hairstyle and found out that ladies prefer me to work on their hair despite that I was still learning. After a while, the owner of the shop employed me as a stylist and I was earning N5000 a month from making hair, but it was barely enough to cater for our needs. The struggle was a tough one at the same time I needed to make more money. A friend of mine introduced me to a job in the city and that was the beginning of the good and the bitter experience.
THE GOOD AND THE BAD
Life in the city is the best any youth would ever think of! I had a successful career in the city. I became everyone’s choice. Less than two years that I joined the company, colleagues had started hating. Some said I was using charm on the customers, while some believed I was flirting with customers, but despite all the hatred and envy, I focused on my job.
Due to the nature of my work and the location of the salon, I stand for at least straight six hours every day. When the long standing started telling on my body, it started with leg pains and later to backache. Sometimes, I would stop and think maybe it was the handiwork of my jealous colleagues because I didn’t see it coming from my work.
THE ANTI- FATIGUE MAT
The situation got worse that I couldn’t stand to complete a single braid as a result of serious backache and leg pains. At that point, the manager told me to go and find a solution to my problem in order not to tarnish the reputation the salon has built over time. I was depressed and felt rejected. On my way home, one of our customers who saw my countenance asked me about the problem, and when I narrated the whole story to her, she gave the best response I could I ever think of.
She told me she once had a similar experience and she was able to solve the problem with anti-fatigue floor mat. She introduced the mat to me and I was able to conquer the backache and leg pains with the wonders of anti-fatigue mat. I returned to my work and claimed back the throne.
Created By Feb 15, 2016, updated on