My #dsmentor event was for Saturday. I therefore needed to check the venue on Friday, to make sure all was set for our event.
After doing some work, mostly mental, I was tired and needed to refresh myself. I asked the marketing personnel if they had meat pies for sale.
“Of course, we do,” he replied
When I got to the bar where they had their meat pies on display, I asked the price of the healthy looking meat pies before me. N200 they answered.
“N200?” I asked.
The price was not different from the ones I bought the last time, even though they didn’t look as big as those before me.
“Let me have one please,” I said.
After the bite, my hunger vanished, strength returned, and I was energized. I summoned the marketing manager who supervised my purchase of 25 meatpies the Sunday before.
“Why weren’t the ones I bought the last time like these?” I queried.
“Oh man, those ones are the ones we normally sell,” he answered. “Onyinye is new, and therefore made a mistake with these ones.
“Ah! Mistake? Then let her make the same mistake tomorrow for my event,” I said strongly,” I want this type of meat pie for my event tomorrow. How much more will I need to pay?” I asked.
Strangely, for some reason the managers weren’t ready to accede to my request, rather blamed Onyinye for producing such fine-tasting meat pies.
Fearing that my request had put Onyinye in trouble with her managers, I decided to write her a personal letter.
September 26, 2014
I hear you made a mistake by producing today’s set of meat pies. I’d like to say it was a great mistake.
Please make the same mistake tomorrow.
I really enjoyed eating your meat pie.
All the best in life.