Special thanks to @emini_ANOTI for her contribution.
Episode 5 here
Last week, we took a peep into Mr X life; the way he was able to handle the consequences of his wayward juvenile third leg. He didn’t allow his past mistake to mar his future as he dug deep into himself, rose from his calamitous past to graduate top of his class at age twenty four and by twenty nine he had his masters degree in business administration (M. Ba) and he is also a chartered accountant.
The same cannot be said for the landlord’s daughter that he tangoed with sixteen years ago.
For the sake of simplicity, let’s call her Ms Y. As stated earlier in the previous episode, she became pregnant at the age of fourteen and by fifteen, she became a teenage mother.
The shame and stigma attached to being pregnant so young was too much for Y that she withdrew into a self condemnation mode and killed any iota of human dignity remaining in her. She became embittered and battered by her situation.
Her parent always complained about how much shame she had brought to the family by her single decision to be a mother while she was still being mothered. Things moved from bad to worse for her to the extent that she couldn’t finish her secondary school even after six year of having her baby.
The boy became an object of her hatred. She became recluse and hated the opposite sex with passion. She had to learn a trade when it became obvious she couldn’t concentrate in school with the jeering and leering from students in school.
Now after celebrating thirty years of her miserable existence, she met Mr X again. The sense of shame and total loss of direction in life overwhelmed her and she felt cheated , used and dumped, even though her better self was saying otherwise.
You may be down because of a bad decision you made in the time past. Don’t you ever allow that to weigh you down. You should remember the golden rule ” quitters never win and winners never quit”.