You read the title right. This post is coming from my dad. Not like he wrote it o, but he specifically told me this story for the blog. So... Enjoy.
We should all be grateful for Nigeria. Yes, our country has a lot of unnecessary problems but there are things every now and then that make you appreciate Nigeria.
While abroad recently I had a meeting with a gentleman. We had agreed on a venue and I set out to go for it. Just as I left the house, my phone crashed.It refused to come back on, and there was no way of communicating. I eventually got to the restaurant and selected a table, waiting for him. I had never met him before so I didn't know what he looked like - every black man that entered, I watched and waited to see if he was my appointment.
After 2 hours of waiting and no-show I left the restaurant and headed to the mobile service provider to fix the phone or get a new one. I was able to get across to the man who said that he had been trying to call me to let me know he changed the meeting venue!
On the drive home, I thought of my country because if this had happened in Nigeria, I would simply have brought out my other (Glo or MTN or Etisalat or Airtel) line!!!
So the moral of the story is, thank God we're forced to have more than 1 phone in Nigeria.