There are a lot of things that feel embarrassing but are actually not. Being Nigerian is not one of them sha. That one is enough embarrassment.
But then to be fair, random people do not care about you, and you shouldn’t care about their opinion. So, instead of being embarrassed about the things on this list, keep your head high and walk away.
1. Leaving a shop without buying anything
Someone needs to explain why it always feels like a walk of shame when this happens. It is not our fault that the prices are too high, or that they didn’t have whatever we were looking for so, why does this translate to shame? It’s because of this we’re always asking for things in ridiculous colours. Yes, cockroach brown exists.
2. Wearing sunglasses
Sunglasses are supposed to protect you from the sun, so why does it feel embarrassing to use them? The looks people give don’t help either.
3. Having an umbrella
The moment it starts to rain and you bring out an umbrella, the number of dirty looks you’ll get will make you want to disappear. Worse if you dare use an umbrella when it’s hot? In Nigeria? Why can’t you endure suffering like the rest of us?
4. Asking for what you want during sex
Perhaps it’s the years of being told that sex is a sin, but is this really shouldn’t be an issue. Ask and ye shall receive abeg.
5. Being a politician’s child
What is embarrassing about having money? Oh yeah, the insults your parents receive daily for not doing their job. Must be rough.
6. Asking for your pay after finishing a job
Not in this generation, but if you find yourself being embarrassed about this, slap your chest three times and call Zikoko. One of our writers will appear to slap you.
7. Asking someone to refund the money you borrowed them
If you can relate, I suggest that you go to church for deliverance. My dear, a closed mouth is a closed destiny. Better fight and collect your money.
8. Looking for your debit card or money at a counter
This is the most embarrassing feeling ever, you’d be trying to look for your cash or debit card and people will act like they want to bite you. Worse, if the cashier is nice. You would want the ground to swallow you because they probably think you came to steal or something.
9. Saying goodbye on a zoom call
This applies to work calls or school zoom calls. Everyone would be saying bye and you’d be there racking your brain like, should I type it or shout it but last last, it’s to shut down the laptop.
10. Sneezing or coughing in a quiet room
There’s a feeling of dread that comes over you when you are in a quiet room and your nose starts to itch. You can tell that a loud cough or sneeze is about to disgrace you, and it has to be the worst feeling ever.
11. Being Buhari
Who am I kidding? It must be embarrassing to be him abeg.