David had been working with ‘Fine Global’ (name fictional) as the Head of the company’s sales and marketing for the last decade.
As the head of brands, his ability to negotiate lucrative deals cemented his place in the oil rich establishment.
Even though he had his excesses, being suspended was the last idea on the desk on his employers, until Alma showed up.
Alma was a Nigerian expatriate who was struggling to find her feet in Ghana.
All her attempts to find a job had proven futile, until she came into contact with David at a pub where she was boozing her frustrations away.
On their first meeting, distress was written all over her. Sitting behind a number of empty beer bottles, depression had bought her entire mood; an aura which drew David’s attention.
The two had a brief conversation, after which David drove her home. Lying drunk in David’s couch, her skirt exposed her fair skin to David’s appetite.
It was a Friday night. Both were drunk; and that occasioned their first sex. Alma was more dominant, slicing David apart.
Two weeks after this unintended episode, Alma reached out to David about her joblessness and sought his help.
Without hesitation, David leveraged his ties with the MD to bring in Alma, who was just a degree holder.
Even though Raf, the MD protested Alma’s employment, David argued in Alma’s defense; stating that, although Alma didn’t have a master’s degree as was the standard at Fine Global, she was a good pick worthy of an offer.
Raf obliged, and that changed Alma’s life for good. Then in one of her travels with Raf, Alma narrated how David solicited sex from her before assisting her get a job at Fine Global.
Alma’s account was a lie, but it sounded true enough to make Raf order David’s suspension.
Torn by the turn of events, David took to a nearby bridge and dived into the water under the bridge.
Prior to this, Alma has contracted a newspaper to slander David with a gross headline about how he had raped an innocent Nigerian immigrant for a job offer.
He died in the water, a news that broke his wife’s heart, causing her to suffer a miscarriage in the circumstances. She also died later.
Pricked by her conscience, Alma confessed her malice to Raf on phone and begged for his forgiveness.
The sixty year old business tycoon, Raf, suffered a cardiac arrest and fell to the ground, dead; leaving behind his huge wealth, fame, mansions and fleet of plush rides.
Alma, who couldn’t contain her guilt any longer, found a piece of glass later on and cut her wrist; joining her two colleagues in the grave and ending the bloodbath.
Now who do you think deserves the most blame for all the tragedies? Is it the infidelity of David, the lie of Alma or the impatience of Raf, the MD himself?
Whatever your answer may be, the overriding point is that, infidelity, lies and impatience are all vices we must avoid.
Till we meet again next week, as always, keep your hopes alive.
The author of this piece is a writer, a broadcaster and a corporate emcee by name Paa Kwesi Schandorf. Currently, he is with the Multimedia Group and also a nominee for the 2022 BBC World News Komla Dumor Award. You may reach him on 0273141821 or email@example.com.
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