That Tuesday morning, my heart was beating like that of an athlete
that had just finished running a Marathon. I tried to focus but the
noise from other students standing beside me made concentration difficult. All of a sudden my eyes rested on the face of a girl who looked more like a goddess than human. Naughty thoughts started flying into my
head. I thought of what it would be like to have her as my girl
friend. I even imagined what it would look like to plant my lips on
hers. The mere thought of kissing her succulent lips which was dabbed
in red lipstick filled me with goose pimples. What would those lips
taste like? Like strawberry dipped in chocolate? Or Ice cream with vanilla flavoring? I thought as I bite my lips.
I was jerked out of my lustful thoughts by a pudgy–looking man who was standing close to me, he shouted, “Good morning students! You’re all welcome to
this centre. As you’ll be going in for your exam very soon, we urge
you to play by the rule. Please be informed that you’re not required
to go into the hall with anything, even your wristwatch…” The man went
on to instruct us on what we should and shouldn’t do. It was then it
dawned on me that I was in for a serious business, JAMB CBT
When the man was done giving us instructions, I lifted my eyes but couldn’t see the Venus looking girl I had seen earlier. I tried searching for her with my eyes but she was nowhere to be found. Then, I decided to
channel my thought towards remembering all that I had read in the
course of preparation for the Exam, my dad had swore that morning not to give me money for another jamb form, I had earlier failed jamb five times!!! But as luck would have it, the person that showed up beside me was the beautiful being I had seen
outside. My seat number was 68 while
hers was 69. I started having funny thoughts. The moment she sat down, my trouser swelled up beneath my thighs, I had to pretend she wasn’t there till the end of the exam until she asked me few questions which I supplied answers too immediately, I wasn’t even bothered about getting caught.
While in the hall, I was already strategizing on how to get her phone
number the moment we finished. My heart was leaping with Joy as I
clicked submit, due to technical problems I could not submit and the pudgy-looking man came to help me fix the problem, by then she had left the hall, I ran after her when I finished submitting only to see her entering a black Range Rover Sport Utility, I was about turning back for fear of getting I insulted by her mum when she turned and waved at me, I couldn’t ask for her number because her mum had that cold stare which is freezing up my insides, I wished her the best in her exams and left as fast as my miserable self could carry me.
I am now a university student but I still think of her anytime I see jambites in school, how I wished my computer had no problem, how I wished I was able to collect her number, how I wish she is my girlfriend.
:Ajani Tunde Yussuf