The Mr. Excellent Sequence by Evi Idoghor: Lagos, Wahala Dey O!

Learn half three of the Mr. Excellent Sequence right here.


“So has he handed the take a look at?”

“What take a look at?” I answered my sister, a bit confused.

“‘The Titus Take a look at.”

Oh! That take a look at! So I had printed a two-part take a look at on my web site for each women and men to determine if a possible accomplice was proper for them. The Titus 1 Take a look at, for girls, talked about how girls ought to steer clear from males who couldn’t management their mood, who had been drunks, who cheated on them, and so forth. Mr. Virtually-Excellent was trying proper for the time being. There was no have to kick him out of my life simply but. Once I wasn’t on the telephone with him for hours, I spent hours speaking about him to my shut family and friends. He consumed my pondering, my thought course of, and I used to be fully offered to the concept we might find yourself collectively.

If you happen to put somebody on such a pedestal, once they fall quick, you get disenchanted.

There was a battle brewing between myself and Mr. Virtually-Excellent. I known as him on a Saturday, and he didn’t reply to or return my name. Mr. Not-So-Excellent wouldn’t do this, I believed. He was at all times fast to reply my calls and cargo my telephone with airtime each time I ran out. Sunday got here round with me trying ahead to Mr. Virtually-Excellent’s name and apology, however nothing got here by. Monday, I watched the clock, watched each hour tick by, and nonetheless no telephone name or perhaps a textual content.

I started to get anxious. Mr. Virtually-Excellent was beginning to look not good in any respect. Then Tuesday night time got here round and I obtained a textual content message: “Hey sweetheart, how have you ever been? How was your day? I used to be asleep when the textual content got here in at 7 PM. I awakened at about eight:30 PM and noticed the textual content. He then went forward to name me when he didn’t get any response to his textual content. He was asking why he hadn’t heard from me in a few days. Actually? You’re going to flip this on me? I paid him no thoughts and sounded chilly on the telephone. He shortly bought wind of my response and pointed it out. “Are you okay?”

“Sure, I’m, is there any cause I shouldn’t be? In addition to, I’ve a headache.” That was my response again to him. Then I advised him I wished to return to sleep since I had an extended day at work.

He stated, “Okay, really feel higher,” and bought off the telephone. A couple of minutes later, he known as once more, not being comfy with my passive aggression. He requested if all was properly and why I wasn’t my regular cheerful self. I used to be screaming in my thoughts, All isn’t properly, didn’t you see my missed name? How are you going to ignore me for days, you might be presupposed to be Mr. Excellent within the making.

“Sure, all will not be properly,” I advised him. “I didn’t like the truth that I bought ignored.” He apologized for his actions, however issues sort of went bitter after that. Perhaps he was left pondering “I haven’t even gotten right into a relationship with this lady and she or he is tripping over an unreturned telephone name.” I known as my shut buddy and advised her what occurred. She sort of sided along with his ideas (not that we knew that was what he was pondering). She stated I had set some expectations of this man I claimed was simply my buddy. She requested what number of instances had she advised me she would name me again and didn’t, or didn’t return a name after she missed it, and that didn’t deter our relationship, so why was I tripping?

My expensive buddy had a degree. Even when I preferred to consider Mr. Virtually-Excellent as only a buddy, in my coronary heart, I knew I wished us to be greater than associates. And if issues had been going to work out, he needed to step up his communication recreation, as I thrive on that in relationships. I assume we couldn’t get well from our little misunderstanding as a result of issues grew to become a bit awkward between us. Though we spent hours on the telephone after our battle, I felt distant from him. Our communication dwindled. Even when I preferred him a lot, I beloved my delight higher, so I didn’t bombard his telephone with messages or calls. I didn’t need to be that loopy lady who pursued guys. When one other weekend got here round, and he didn’t name me as regular, I knew in my thoughts that was the tip, no less than for now.

That weekend was onerous particularly. My sister despatched me texts saying, “Good morning, how was your night time?” I appreciated the love coming from her, however she wasn’t the one I wished to listen to these phrases from. I needed her identify might change from sister, to Mr. Virtually-Excellent. But it surely didn’t occur that method. Ah, Mr. Virtually-Excellent wasn’t Mr. Excellent in any case. I wished to imagine Mr. Excellent wouldn’t do that to me, wouldn’t break my coronary heart. He could be dedicated, it doesn’t matter what. Even when Mr. Virtually-Excellent expressed curiosity in me, his actions weren’t measuring up. When he didn’t name for per week, I used to be so damage.

I used to be alone oh! Lord is aware of I wasn’t eager about him when he first slid into my dms. However I let my guards down after he complimented my writing. Darn it! Everybody compliments the way in which you write, why was his personal totally different? I used to be carried out with males. I wished nobody to ask for my quantity or converse to me, positively not Mr. Not-So-Excellent.

I didn’t get pleasure from our conversations anymore. He lastly advised me what he was actually eager about: being associates with advantages. I couldn’t give him that. I couldn’t forged off my pearls to what wasn’t going to learn me. However that was not earlier than I obtained a present from him, from the US. Guys, he requested to get me one thing now. Plus, I used to be hurting. I wanted consolation. I even gave him a situation of what occurred between a ‘lady’ and her potential accomplice, asking what his recommendation was, and he stated to let issues be. If issues had been meant to work out, they’d.

I needed I by no means responded to Mr. Virtually-Excellent’s preliminary messages. I’d have continued being the happy-go-lucky single lady, ready for her Mr. Excellent. However he needed to come into my life. I needed to reply him, and we needed to finish like that. Sigh! Not everybody will get their “…they usually lived fortunately ever after,” in any case. Disney, I want my a refund for all these years of being offered unrealistic goals. So he was not the one. I needed to search for one other. I assume virtually doesn’t rely.

About Evi Idoghor

Evi Idoghor is a Christian, author, content material creator, & contributor. Consumed by her love for writing and need to impact change, she launched her on-line platform Let’s Discuss Nation (, to faucet into her creativity and begin significant conversations that might make a distinction world wide. When she will not be writing, spends her time speaking, studying and binge watching her favourite exhibits.

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