Sammie Wants To Be Rich

Sammie wants to be Rich: It's a short story circled around lust for vanity...

Six Years Ago..."I need money," said Sammie sounding so desperate. "Sure. At least you are working. The month will end soon. You will be paid ", replied Jack, a close friend to Sammie. "Bro, all of us in this wretched country need money. So, calm down. Money will soon come", I added, trying to convince Sammie. **Sammie, Jack, and I stayed in the same apartment. We weren't related, but fate had made us brother-keepers during our secondary school days. But the bad news is that, ever since we dropped the pen, life had been blue and black with us. We've worked in so many companies, and we were all tagged with different working experiences.

What made us roam in the Calendar of different industries was the low payment rendered, as our nagging families in the village depended solely on us. But despite the fact that we were all trying to be satisfied, Sammie had been with different blood entirely. He complains about money like one who was married to a dozen wives. ** So this faithful evening, after returning from our low-paying bread factory work, Sammie began his usual money demands. "I'm tired of being a waste to my family; I need an easy means," said Sammie. "Bro, there is no easy means that is actually easy. Some easy meals are easy in the beginning and hard in the end. So, let's wait for God's time", I answered. "You like preaching! I see Pastor in your future", Jack replied with a funny tone after tapping me on the shoulder. " I know. Just keep your ministration after I make money. I will listen to it", added Sammie. "Jack, do you know any good herbalist that can help me get money," asked Sammie. " Sure, I know many places, "replied Jack immediately. That was how Jack took Sammie to a strong herbalist in his village.

When they came back, I was told the rule stated by the herbalist was that, "the person who needs money had to go mad for three years, then after three years, the person will become normal again and began experiencing unlimited wealth for the rest of his life. At first, when I heard this rule, it sounded like a trick to me. I tried all I could to convince Sammie to go back to the herbalist, but all my gospel went on deaf ears. After a week of thinking behind the door, Sammie went back to the herbalist. He went through the sacrifice procedures.

I recall that afternoon vividly. Sammie came back home, then he took a paper and wrote something on it. The inscription was- "I'm going to be mad for three years. In case I don't make it, please help me tell my Mom that I didn't give up on trying". After Sammie wrote this, he began behaving abnormally. Jack and I thought it was his usual method of joking, but it became several. Sammie went mad. I wouldn't have written this in this space, but I have no choice because each day I pass the junction, I usually see my one-time friend on rags, picking dirty things on the road. You might be thinking it's fiction, but it isn't.

The herbalist said it's going to be just three years, but this is six years now, and Sammie hasn't become conscious. As if that wasn't enough, the herbalist is now nowhere to be found. Such is life! This evening, I don't have any advice for you that is struggling; oh. I know the sun is turning your complexion into something else. I know the days you go to bed hungry are many more than the days you eat to bed. But I want to remind you that God's time is the best. Since you got married, no child. Since you started earning a salary, no promotion. Since you wrote Jamb, no admission. Since, that sickness struck you, no solution. Since you began hustling, you have no money to put smiles on your relative's faces. Since you submitted your CV, there has been no callback. Hmm, life is really strategic, but it needs patience. My dear reader never gives up. Remember that God's time is the best.

©Mira Daniels

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