15 Situations That Show That Nothing Gets Nigerians Down

March 17, 2016
Nigerians are known to be some of the happiest people in the world.  Regardless of all the wahala around us, we manage to just get on with it!

1. When you don’t have enough work experience to get a job, but there are no vacancies anyway so you just stay home and play FIFA.

There’s not much that FIFA cannot solve.

2. When your country is so hot that you might be in hell already, but we are all still together so it’s okay.

United we stand, please.

3. When your president is barely in the country but you’re not even mad, you made him a mixtape.

Tracklist is out there somewhere.

4. And even though prices are going up we still turn up to owambes like:

Can’t get a Nigerian down.

5. When you haven’t seen light for close to two weeks but you’re now one with the darkness.

What can separate us?

6. When you want to order from ASOS but you remember the exchange rate and that your salary cannot buy anything anyway.

Aren’t we all?

7. And with the way it’s going, you’re already broke in April and March is not over yet. But we move!

We are survivors.

8. When the traffic is terrible but your boss won’t hear anything so you get ready to meet your bus-stop family.

This too shall pass away.

9. When the customer service agent is rude to you but you’re a Nigerian so you can match her madness for madness.

Come at me, lady!

10. When you think of all the people stealing money, but you know they cannot come and steal your jollof rice and plantain.

Thank God for small mercies.

11. When Nigerian Twitter starts naming their standards – and you don’t meet anyone – but you know they’re all lying.

Twitter fingers.

12. When your landlord increases the rent and his reason is that the dollar has gone up.

But you don’t want to be homeless so you pay.

13. NNPC was split and the employees are on strike. But guess who suffers?

Our God will fight for us.

14. And this is still us when we hear that there’s fuel somewhere.

Never stop moving.

15. When someone transfers 1000 to you but stamp duty charges you, so it’s 950 and you cannot withdraw it.

But it’s ok. We’ll still celebrate when  another alert comes through.

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