When he asked me to be his Valentine around this time last year, my mind did endless flips, this was to be the first time someone asked me out seriously… We only joked about it before and had gotten used to the games. I also didn’t know him except that he was a customer.
My heart run out of me in excitement. Don’t get me wrong,, I was just tired of spending my valentines alone in closed doors or with girl friends.
It all began one night in the city drive mada. He was looking for an inconspicuous location to celebrate his bachelors party with afew of his male friends.One dark and tall dressed in a Chinese collar was Maxwell… One who was chocolate in a three piece suit brown in color.. He was hairy and had a smiley face.His name is Drake. The third was dressed casually khaki trousers and a polo T-shirt. He looked like their boss… They buzzed around him like bees around a flower.
I don’t show favoritism but amidst his friends he stood out. Did I say he is tall.. Matching or exceeding my height. I learnt his name he was Liam.
I was not on duty that day, but a colleague requested that I stand in for him. His name is Onesmus.. We called him Ness.. he wasn’t a bad colleague so it didn’t take much effort.
They ordered rare drinks, and meals which I served gladly.. I had already identified them as unique Gods creation😜.. They din’t seem to be in a hurry.. They were actually the last to leave. As they drove off a wallet dropped.. Coincidentally or by purpose.
I saw it as I wiped the last table to leave I sat and checked inside.. There were no valuables,, just a card and two thousand shilling note.. The owner might have been supper tactful..to get a girl’s attention and he did.. On the card was a name. Mr. Liam Hindama– Ever green general supplies. I decided next morning I’d call it first thing.
I took the number and dialed it,, it was against our etiquette to steal from customers… On the other side was a voice I could recognise. I had heard it last night.. “Evvie is that you? “Yes it is…” Are you Liam Hindama? You left your wallet here, its safe with me.. You can come pick it”.. I hurriedly explained.The next words took me a back.. It was neither a response from our conversation nor one I’d expect to hear..
“Evvie will you be my Valentine 💝..?.. I of course objected with so many reasons why I wouldn’t be.. I was working that valentine’s day.. Then I remembered Ness owed me a day.. I had stood in for him in his shift.. It was pay day.
So i took the offer. .. There’s a lot to say but that was the last time I worked at citydrive Mada. I thank Ness.. It has been one wonderful year knowing this man I met one night at the Mada.. He still is my Valentine.
Story of one waitress Evvie
Nyamburandungu 12-02-19. 11;43pm