RETURN TO SENDER (How I need a Walmart Gift that Works!)
Every time I tell friends I need help they always don't think I am serious. I am also known to write humorous peices. But today, like all the other days since I got accepted at a local college here in Nairobi, I seriously need help. That is why I am at the cyber cafe, checking out the replies to the emails I sent requesting for scholarships. There are several emails from new recipients. I am so happy I have received a reply.
By the way, have you ever expected something that bad you dream about it all the time? That is how I have been feeling of late.
I click on one of the subjects but it turns out the network has gone down.
"Ernest," I call out. "The net is down!"
"I am coming!"
"Don't worry," he says. " You will soon get a sponsor." He knows, because I have been telling him about it.
"This might be the day!"
"Okay, here I am. What's the problem?"
"I can't access my new emails."
"Just click here."
"Oh..... the refresh button?"
The network comes back. Now I can access my mail. It also turns out that most of the emails are not about my application, they are about other things that I don't have an interest in. One is about breast enlargement. Another is about a Walmart gift. A third one is from a company that wants me to sell on their behalf and the catch is.... they need me to pay through a credit card. Phew, there are new emails. But they don't have what I need.
I am tired.
I need help. NOW!
Maybe I should stop dreaming I will graduate from college.
But much as that is an easier way out, I don't want to do that. I want to go to college and I am going to graduate. Thinking otherwise scares me. I look at the Walmart email and wish I could turn it into cash. Or better still, now that I can't use it, just buy an envelope, write RETURN TO SENDER and send it back to where it belongs.
Let me go back home.
I will come back to the cyber tomorrow.
Who knows, something good might just happen.