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I feel that I should also share experience of my roommate in school. Her name is Linda; a level 3 student of the Chemical engineering department. It happened that she met this man from a particular social network. At first, she was always so excited every evening when this man calls her on phone. I was genuinely so much happy for her, because she has gone through a lot in the hands of terrible men.

This man on this particular day invited her to his country side, but since she has not met with him before, she begged me to accompany her to the place. So we both decided to make a 6 hour trip just to make her happy. Before then, I called my Pastor and told him about it, he tried to warn me about it. I never wanted to look like an enemy of progress. I decided to pray and ignored my pastor’s advice and followed Linda on that said day. On getting to the said address, he was there waiting for us.

We exchanged pleasantry as we followed him to the room where we will pass the night, so I excused myself from the room to allow them have plenty of time to themselves. I didn’t eat that night because we ate on our way coming. I was so tired, so I dosed off. Around 2:15am exactly, I heard some noise, so woke up and turn on the light in the sitting room, it sounded like a serious struggle. So in my mind I thought most probably they were having making love. I tried to ignore the noise, but I was kind of disturbed. Linda managed to let out a scream calling out my name, immediately I jumped up. I dashed straight to the door, it was locked, I did all I can to open it, but no avail, I now remember the technique my younger brother taught me about door locks, so I immediately tried it on the door and it open. I was in shocked when I saw a snake swallowing Linda, which was all I remembered.

Next was that, I woke, but the snake was just still and calm steering at me, it couldn’t make any move, I ran out to call for help that morning, it was around 6:40am, so passersby came by to help, but it was too late. They killed the snake, but she was dead. It was just too late, tooooo late.

Sometimes desperate situations measures causes is to make some serious mistakes in life. We ignore wise council from people who care, thinking that they are only there to block our road to happiness. No matter how educated you are, how much money you have in your house, bank account or what type of investments you have, learn to listen. Sometimes it may sound like foolishness to you, sit back and think about what you are being advised against.

Proverbs 12:15…the way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to council

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