Manny & the Brain – 20.03.18

One of those internal conversations..


Gets into a maruwa (tricycle) at night, going home from work..

Brain: Manuella, stop laughing for no reason, like an idiot ☹️.
Me: Leave me alone πŸ˜‚πŸ™„.
Brain: You do realise that you’re the only passenger in the maruwa, no πŸ˜₯? And it’s an open vehicle; anyone can see you laughing with no one beside you 😢.
Me: Fine πŸ™„.
Brain: Lord, help me out here, please πŸ˜“β˜ΉοΈ.

Me: You know you luhhhhhhhhhh me πŸ˜»πŸ˜‚.
Brain: 😐😐.

I do have a lot of apologising to do, I know πŸ™ˆπŸ™Š. I’ve been MIA without notice and I haven’t put anything up in what now feels like forever πŸ™ˆ.

I don’t know from where I got the idea that I need to have a full-bodied (intro, body and conclusion) and lengthy write-up before I publish a post πŸ˜•. Beause I have loads of this kind of posts just sitting around!

Anyhoo, I’ve got more crazies than I can contain, and I’d love to share them with you 😻 (no, I’m not really lovestruck. I was just caught up in the moment πŸ‘€).

So, what I’m saying is that I should be doing more of these kinds of random (unplanned) posts 🌝.

Watches the conductor sat beside me as he brushes his fingers past all the good 100 naira notes and hands me my change. One look at it and I hand it right back for him to change it. Me: O de wa owo to ti yani yakuya, o de gbe fun mi πŸ™„. O ti ri arindin πŸ˜’. (And he looked for money that was horrendously mutilated, and he gave it to me πŸ™„. He has seen a dunce πŸ˜’.)
Brain: πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.
Me: It’s not funny o. Stop laughing πŸ™„.
Brain: πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£.
Me: πŸ™„πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Oh, Lord!

Ze End!

Chatting with More Than One Person at a Time is Multitasking

The Struggles of Multiple Open Distinct Chats…

I don’t know how people do it, but I sometimes find chatting with more than one person at a time, a bit tedious. It’s at its worst when, I’m laughing my head off in one conversation, and I have to be either civil, sober, serious or anything but laughing in another. πŸ˜• Sometimes, I find myself transferring my “πŸ˜‚” response from spying the message in a notification banner, to a totally not-funny conversation that’s open. It’s usually something like this:

*starts typing response in open chat*
*reads hilarious message in notification banner, in the middle of open chat*
Open chat text box: Oh, that’s so sad πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
*about to hit ‘Send’*
Me: 😲
*deletes emoji and replaces with “πŸ˜•”*
Me: πŸ˜ͺ

Seriously, chatting with more than one person at a time, whilst expressing opposite emotions in each, is a soft skill. 😩 I don’t know if anyone does it effortlessly or with practice, but I need to learn. πŸ˜• Or, one of these days, I’ll laugh where I’m supposed to be sympathetic. I don’t even know why it’s never vice versa: why can’t I put a sad emoji where I’m supposed to laughing! That’s easier. 😩

Now, that is my own cup of tea. Some other people battle with the more common mishap of β€œwrong chat”. Oh, I’ve almost had my fair share of that, more than a few times. Keyword: almost. πŸ˜‚ I’ve taken screenshots of conversations and almost shared them with the person in the screenshot. 😩 I’ve almost forwarded confidential messages to the wrong people. And of course, the most common of them: in a moment of overexcitement or being overwhelmed by the volume of messages, I’ve one too many times almost sent the absolutely wrong (😰-worthy) messages to the wrong people. Thank God for *I don’t even know what saves me every time*!

Merely not dropping your phone β€” or switching it off or putting it on DND β€” and throwing your hands up in the air, with multiple ongoing chats, deserves applauses!! If you can keep multiple unique chats going simultaneously, you’re a star! (I may need your services at some point). Well done! πŸ™ŒπŸΎ

Successfully multi-chatting = multitasking. We need to start getting accreditation and recognition for it. End of story. πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈ