IS FACEBOOK NAIJA SOMETIMES PETTY?

Sometimes, I imagine Facebook were a large neighborhood balcony/compound from where members of the older generation saw us younger folk...


Sometimes, I imagine Facebook were a large neighborhood balcony/compound from where members of the older generation saw us younger folk and painted a virtual picture of our destinies.

If you're petty like me, or have lived in a tenement housing setting (face me I face you), you'd have an idea of the regular chatter that ensues when jobless housemates lean on balcony railings overlooking random passers-by.

The same scenario probably plays out on cyberspace too, what with the spate of over-enlightened facebookers commenting on strange and controversial topics.

**opens Facebook**

**reads first post**

**passes judgement**

"This one is always talking about fine boys and rich men, certainly she won't find a stable home on time. Hmmm"

.

**reads second post**

**passes judgement**

"This one claims not to believe in God. Hmmm. I'm sure she'll end up barren. No two ways about it."

.

**reads another post**

**passes judgement**

"This one is always too serious with his comments and posts, he must be impotent."

.

**scrolls down**

**judgement**

"This girl is too pretty. Hmmm. If care's not taken, men will use her anyhow. Smh."

.

**scrolls down**

"Is it not this boy that has never changed his DP? What is he even hiding? Armed robber. Look at what he's even saying again."

.

**scrolls down**

**judgement**

"This one talks about Jesus all the time but my mind keeps telling me there's something about him. Hmmm. 419 person."

**sleeps off**
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.
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**wakes up after two hours**

**opens Facebook**

"Where's that useless boy that is always posting flashy pictures?"

**types name in search bar**

"Ehen! I said it. Police needs to catch this boy quick quick. Useless boy."

.

.

"What of that one that calls himself chicken peri peri? Hmmm. I like that boy. Very quiet and easy going."

**let me show my daughter his picture.**

"Chidinma! Come oo. Come and look at this beautiful boy."

😎


Damzy.

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