I don’t want to disclose my name so that people who are close to me won’t be able to detect my identity. All I can say is that I’m married to a former prostitute whom I met in Benin. But I did it for love.
I submitted so many job applications to many different companies and banks that I lost count.
Sometimes I would write an aptitude test and pass, but still I wouldn’t get the job. I would be invited for an interview, but somehow, something always went wrong along the way to prevent me from getting the job that I badly needed to help my family and keep body and soul together.
After three years of searching for a job in Lagos in vain, I was invited for an interview by a company based in Benin City.
One of their officers had already assured me that they were going to offer me the job. The man had even collected some money from me as a bribe.
So, I travelled to Benin City with the little money I could borrow from friends with the expectation that when I resumed work at the company, I would repay the money. But to my greatest shock, I traveled to Benin City and was turned down by the company.
After that incident, I made up my mind to commit suicide. But I didn’t know which method I should use to kill myself.
So I sat at a bus stop weeping from 7pm to 10pm. It was while I was crying and thinking of my life that a girl walked up to me and asked what the matter was.
I poured out my story to her amidst tears. And she asked me whether I had a place to sleep in Benin that night.
I told her that I had nowhere to sleep and had no money to return to Lagos because I had placed all my hope in the man who had promised me the job.
Esther took me to her room in a brothel and we slept there together that night.
Before we slept, she told me her own pathetic story of how she was forced into prostitution because her parents died when she was five years old and her extended family members abandoned her and her siblings.
I took pity on her too, and realized that I wasn’t the only one who had serious problems in the world.
That was how I fell in love with her. From that moment, I and Esther started our friendship and promised to stand by each other forever.
We got married five years ago, and I must confess that she is really a good and faithful wife. I now know that when people say that a prostitute can never change, it is not true.
Prostitutes are the best wives to have because they have seen the world, so when they decide to change, they change permanently.
That is why my wife always tells women that there is no amount of money she hasn’t seen before, which a man would now give her to make her unfaithful to me.
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