The issue of love is a delicate matter that must never be toyed with. Love, they say is blind and it is translated to mean that “you never see any fault with the person you are in love with”- even when people try to talk you out of it.
A gentleman is in deep regret for listening to the “advice” of someone who claims to be concerned about his studies.
He shared his story with mediaghananews.
When you see two teenagers falling in love, it is your duty as an adult to talk to them. Most of the time they don’t have sense of their own; you have to lend them yours.
Immediately after my WAEC, I went for computer training in one of these road side computer schools.
There’s this girl, Charity, an O’ Level graduate, who was also taking the training.
After each training we would stay behind and learn on our own.
As Charity and I became familiarized with each other, we fell in love.
Uncle Sam, the guy who was tutoring us was in his final year in the university as at that time.
One fateful day, Uncle Sam called me and said something that I would never forget.
This was what he said, word for word:
“David! Being in a serious relationship with an opposite sex at this age is not a good idea. You have a great future, one mistake and you would spend the rest of your life paying for it.”
The computer training center had two branches. Uncle Sam went to the extent of writing a transfer letter for me to move to the other center, because he said I wouldn’t concentrate if I was seeing Charity everyday.
I bless the day I met Uncle Sam. People like him are rare on this planet.
The following day, I called Charity and told her I needed some space.
She tried to reach me for a while, but all thanks to Uncle Sam, I was able to forget about her and focus on my computer lessons.
Whenever we met we would only exchange greetings and go our separate ways.
Today, I came across her pre-wedding photos and had the shock of my life.
She is getting married in December to the one person who diverted my attention from her.
Everything became clear to me now, Uncle Sam talked me out of getting closer to Charity by using my studies so he could get what he actually wanted.
I don’t regret moving to the other branch of the computer centre, I only regret allowing my fellow man deceive me so he could have what I had.
All I can say is, I wish them all the best…and if my dear Charity gets to read this some day, I want her to know it wasn’t entirely my fault to let her go the way I did.