You have gotta be fucking kidding me. I run the damn store, the professor is a guest and he knew that very damn well. I was FURIOUS. The professor, being a good friend who knew me well and sensed my anger said, “It is her store(gesturing towards me), she runs it. So talk to her.” The young man paused. almost in disbelief that the young woman standing less than ten feet away from him was the one running the store. “Oh Ok. I will let him know and I will get in contact with you” he said to the professor. I just stood there in shock.
Each time I walk into a Nigerian restaurant with a man, the waiter greets the man and ignores me. Each time they ignore me I feel invisible. I feel upset. I want to tell them that am just as human as the man; that am just as worthy of acknowledgement.
After I announced the store, several
people men asked me how I was planning on balancing that with school and if I planned on going on with it if when I’m married.