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    THE STRANGE WOMAN IN MY MATRIMONIAL BED.PRT1 ...(Written by Otulana Funso)

    THE STRANGE WOMAN IN MY MATRIMONIAL BED.PRT1 ...(Written by Otulana Funso)


     My husband walked into the house looking dull....No hug, no kiss, no hello!
    "He must have had a very rough day" I thought to myself
    "Afterall, Abuja to Ijebu-Ode is a very long journey"
    He went straight to His room, without uttering a word. (Dennis and I had separate rooms.) Though, we were free to sleep together in any of our rooms, I allowed him to rest and slept in my personal room instead.

    By sunrise, I had prepared his favourite meal and set the table. Dennis came out of his room, fully dressed ready to hit the road.

    "Hi Honey, hope you had a restful night?" I tried to engage him...He just nodded grudgingly, but did not say a word.

    "Oh! How I miss his soft touch and his romantic style of greeting...the way he calls my name, kiss my face, and sometimes he gently lifts me off the ground"
    Whistling, he simply carried his briefcase, picked his car keys and zoomed off without even tasting my food or saying goodbye.

     I was perturbed and dumbfounded. "What is wrong with this man?.... In our 8 years of marriage, I have never seen him like this. This is so strange!"

    I managed to put myself together, as my son was already late for school. I served junior his breakfast and we set out for school.
    On getting to school, I realised that I had forgotten the school's bank teller at home.

     It was a new term and we needed to pay school fees. After sending the boy to his class, I went straight to the Admin block to pick up another teller, so as to pay my ward's tuition.

    "Good morning, madam Bridget, how may I help you ?"
    "Good morning Mr Nelson.. Pls I need another bank teller so I can pay my son's tuition. I left the previous teller at home."

    "But madam, didn't your husband tell you?"
    "My who?...My husband??... tell me what??"
    "Madam, your husband was here yesterday around noon, he requested for a bank teller and made instant payment by transfer to our bank. He settled all your child's bills.

    "Whatt!!!....You mean my husband was here yesterday?"
    "Yes madam, he even spoke to the HM, you can confirm from her."

    "Mister Nelson, Are you okay at all? Do you know what you are saying?
    "Yes Madam...Wait, let me quickly get you the details"
    "Mister Nelson, you must be out of your mind! Why did you give him the teller, without directing him to me? Don't you know that I am the one responsible for making payments? Why didn't you call me to notify me first? You must be very stupid to commit such a blunder"

    Gosh! I was very furious, I wanted to literarily tear him apart. I knew that His ignorance & negligence was going to cost me. Only that I didn't know that it would cost me everything.

    By this time, I had created a big scene in the school. Teachers/staff ran towards us from every direction. The shouts of "madam sorry", "take it easy ma" filled the air.

    I wanted to quickly do a damage control...I pulled away from the crowd, opened my bag, pulled out my phone to call my husband but his iPhone was switched.

    While I was standing there, thinking of the next step to take, A call came in...it was My husband's Travel Agent. He called to inform me that my husband had cancelled our flight and our travel plans for vacation (a seven nation tour around Europe).

     My husband has also asked that my passport be withheld until further notice. (He gave me the information in confidence)
    Just when I was lamenting about my shattered dream of a sweet vacation with my husband....

    My bank Account officer's call came through, She informed me that my husband had pulled out from a major international business deal.
    The deal was at the final stage and my husband had earlier promised me that he would fund the project 100%. (I wanted to just enter the ground.)


    Not quite five minutes after, My husband's car dealer also called to inform me that my dream car would no longer be delivered as planned.

    OMG! The bad news were just too much for me. Suddenly, My bones grew weak, my voice was gone, and my throat was very dry. (I thought I was having partial stroke)

    I left the school premises feeling totally exposed /naked, dejected and heart broken.

     I sat down in the car and wept bitterly.

    I didn't realise that The little foxes can really mess up the big vines. My secret sins have finally caught up with me.
    ....What little foxes? What secret sins? Find out in Part 2.


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