A conversation with Ovie
Ovie: A man walked into the produce section of his local supermarket and asked
to buy a half head of lettuce. The boy working in that department told him that
they only sold whole heads of lettuce. The man was insistent that the boy ask
his manager about the matter. Walking into the back room, the boy said to the
manager, "one idiot wan buy half head of lettuce." As he finished his sentence,
he turned to find the man standing right behind him, so he added, "but this
gentleman don kindly agree to buy the other half."The manager approved the deal
and the man went on his way. Later the manager said to the boy, "I was impressed with the way you got yourself out of that situation earlier. We like people who think on their feet here. Where are you from, son?"
"Warri, sir." the boy replied."Well, why did you leave Warri?" the manager
asked.The boy said, "Oga, nothing dey there apart from ashawo and footballers".
"Really?" said the manager. "My wife is from Warri."
"Really?" replied the boy. "Which club she been dey play for?"