Wednesday, July 04, 2007

I put my foot in it… AGAIN

When I called my best friend Naijadyme’s cellie yesterday, it went straight to voicemail, so I left her a message to call me back as soon as she could. We always goof around with each other, so when I saw her housephone calling me back hours later, I picked up the phone

Overwhelmed Naija Babe: Fool… what do you want?

… SiLeNcE…

Overwhelmed Naija Babe: Naijadyme?!?!

Voice: No it’s not Naijadyme… it’s Naijadyme’s mom…

cLiCk!

I tried to call their housephone back to apologize cos I obviously thought it was my best friend… but no one picked up…

FUCKKKKKKK… I’ve managed to put my foot in it once again!!!

45 comments:

butterfliesandstars said...

Mehn, e dey happen!
Naijadyme's mum (and all others) can loosen up. We young one's behave like that sometimes.
Don't sweat it babes.
How are you?

The shopaholic. said...

Awwww...call Naijadyme and tell her to apologize to her mom on your behalf, or call back at another time and apologize yourself.
How have you been mama? It's been a while.

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

Butterfliesandstars: I no try sha… but I guess it’s one of those things that you never know will happen… hopefully she’s not too too mad at me… I’ll probably try and call back their house today to say sorry… other than that… I’m alright oh my dear… just chillaxing and enjoying the summer… although it is raining like a mother today… looking cute in my black hoodie and keds though… casual be whattttttttttt(lol… don’t mind me… that’s just a Ghanaian phrase that they use to create small excitement)

The shopaholic: I did call her… but this my best friend is one person who is not employed but manages to be busy all the time… don’t even ask me how… lol… very soon I will start having to book appointments to talk to her… but yeah… I’ll tell her again sha… my dear I’ve been good oh… na document drafting wan scatter my brain so… for the past week or so I’ve been seriously thinking about my nollywood ambition… shey I already told you that in addition to saving the world and all that comes with it… I want to be a nollywood star…right up there with my faves rita dominic and Genevieve nnaji… so I was thinking of one or two things that I have to put into motion… the process isn’t done yet but I will sha gist you later… take care of you darling… I’ve missed you… EKU SUMMER!!!

Three types of Crazy said...

mmmh, reminds me of a scene in the bridget jones diary movie. However I do think that would be easy to explain away. If the mum just understands that friends joke about with each other. The mum probably does the same with her friends. I am sure you will be ok.

Soul said...

oh snap.. snap snap.

I've said exactly the same thing to my bestfriend.. unfortunately.. her father picked up the phone.
I'm still persona non-grata in that household grrr..
And to think he initially thought butter wouldn't melt in my mouth.

Let's hope her mum just redialled the number and didn't actually dial out your number ...
Call your friend.. tell her to put her mum on teh phone and apologise profusely.

This is not something you tell your friend to do on your behalf..
you have to do it yourself. prefarably over the phone. So that she doesn't associate your face with the phone insult.

Life isn't fair and just because mums joke like that with their friends doesn't mean that they want to here their children joking like that.. they always use double standards when it comes to ish like that. :(

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

Three types of crazy: you know what’s funny… I actually just got bridget jones diary- the book… the second one(edge of reason or whatever) and I haven’t been able to get past the 3rd page… not really my kind of reading… I have a problem even reading my old diaries talkless of reading another persons(lol… probably cos back in the day I wrote almost everything in code… I’ve found my mom looking through my stuff and diaries and gotten into too much trouble for being ‘candid’ not to)… but I digress… um… hopefully… I’ll call my bestie later on today and we’ll see wassup… if not… colour me ‘screwed’

Soul: lol… three snaps sounds about right. Eshhh… oh my mom hated my ex-best friend sunshine cos unknown(I just had the weird urge to use the word ‘unbeknownst’ … lol) to us, she had picked up the extension numerous times and listened to our ‘boy-crazy-teenage’ conversations… and you know how it goes when you’re talking to your best friend sha… (this was before we had enough money to buy cellphones… ) and her mom caught us numerous times… we solved this problem by creating a language that made sense to nobody but us… everybody in our lives was named a fruit or vegetable … every action was a letter… every place was a number.. my dear looking back on it now… people listening in probably thought we had mental problems… hehe… but as William Shakespeare said…necessity brings about umm… umm… (ngwa abeg help me complete it)

Yeah I’ll call my bestie later today… and talk to her mommy… hopefully she doesn’t hate me by now(well the good thing about this is that before this I have something of a good reputation… lol… well except for the few weird times when I didn’t know I was on speaker phone and was singing spiritual songs in a highly nasal and razzo voice… )

Anonymous said...

ok......why did her mom call u?

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@Anonymous: I’m not sure… I had called her house earlier in the day and her mom told me she wasn’t home… so I’m not sure if it was a redial or misdial thing… or if she’d meant to ask me something about my friend… your guess is as good as mine…

BiMbyLaDs** said...

lol.. im sure she'll know u werent serious ehn!! ma worry.. use ur sweet lafter to cajole her

יש (Yosh) said...

hahahaha...awkward moments! Some parents would naturally take it differently, they should know how their kids goof about with each other...

You'd be fine...at least if your friend tries to explain better?

You're so loyal, still keeping me as your blog backbone, though you'd have kicked me out from way back! *sniffs*

Anonymous said...

maybe her mom is thinking, is that how your friends answer the phone and talk to you?

those aren't people those are animals

SET said...

LOL, I AM SURE SHE KNOWS IT WASN'T INTENTIONAL. LMAO AT MY 'THEY ARE PREGNANCY' THX FOR THE CHECK I HAVE EDITED.

nameless.poetical. said...

lolololololol!!!!
u kno wat?
d exact same thing happened to me the other day...
i got a call and d person was like "who is this?"
im like "___ u idiot, i just left you 10 seconds ago!! idiot!!!"
the person was like, "meee? idiot??"
i was like, "damn right, dumbass..."lol
then silence
the person was like, "this isnt ___ u kno?"
silence on my end, silently cussing myself out cos i only then realized the call was coming from the landline, not celly...
lol
talk about awkward!!!
ended up being the older sis...
thankfully...

Nosa said...

hahahahaha

ababoypart2 said...

lol...most of us have got similar stories...Apologised yet?

Oro said...

Tell you what it is...It happens even to the most cautious folks around...
I'd called up me friends home number once and i was like Baby wassup?
The response i got was: Baby ko lon soro (This is not baby - Apperently...it was her Dad...
Just apologies and life goes on.

How are you doing anyways...???

Jaybabe said...

Oh my God...naijababe you joking oo!
Dammnnnit! i can almost feel my heart beat.So you haven't called back to apologise? coz eish...i wouldn't really know what to do..

Pink-satin said...

yeparipa!e don happen!

LurLar said...

I dnt think she shld take it dat serious......I once called my b/f,nd it was his dad dat picked up his cell for some reason: I was like hello big head. Accusing him of something sha.....den he was like it's not him,it's me. I said sorry....nd everything passed by like it never happened. So dnt worry about,nd if u r really bothered about it. U fit go to their house nd apologize to her personally,but she shouldn't take it dat far sha.

Porter deHarqourt said...

I can relate...like the time I jokingly called my friend an incurable polygamist in an sms.

his Girlfriend read it, took it personal, and almost broke up with him...ooops!

Discombobulated Diva said...

lol... sorry, but it definitely does happen... i left an embrassing voicemail on one of my exs' home phone, not realizing that his mum was visiting from Nigeria...
I'm sure her mum knows that u thought it was your bf calling, so no wahala...

~DD

snazzy said...

hehe, that's hella funny. I did the same thing to one of my uncles twice in one day. He forgave me, and so clearly there is hope for you... NAH! :D Laters.

Jaja said...

hey.. but if the woman realises you thought it was your best friend.. she wouldnt be so mad..
or are people that serious??

Nyemoni said...

ROTLMHO!!!! LOL... Just explain to her...she'll explain to her mum... and then when you see her mum, remember to apologise and you'll be fine... Ouch!

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

Bimbylads: so in addition to tminx, londonbuki, idemilli, omohemi, soul,olawunmi,papi and a million others… you too have fallen prey to the lull and melodic tuning of my voice… ngwa come and let me sing you a lullaby… lol… no don’t worry your mirrors are safe

Yosh: you’re my blog backbone for as long as you want to be… love uuuuuuuuuuu

Anonymous: lol… and she might be right…

Set: I’m a walking thesaurus and spellcheck machine… lol… you’re welcome darling

Nameless poetical: lmao… dammmm sheet ommi… that is just BAAAD

Nosa: you just have the oddest desire to laugh at my mishaps don’t you… how you doing my lil bro… hope you’re holding up alright… I’ll check on you in a lil bit
Ababoypart2: lol… not yet… I tried to but haven’t been successful reaching her… I almost have the urge to pray to God that she will have amnesia on the issue…

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

Oro: lol… I could just imagine the look on your face… actually I had a worse encounter once with my ex and my mom… I wrote about it a while ago… lol I don’t even wanna talk about it cos I was mortified... the only good thing is I never was sure if my mom truly did hear him or not… (thank heaven for small miracles)

Jaybabe: lol… not joking oh… you should’ve heard my heart pounding… I believe I probably said ‘shit’ in the region of 189 times that night after it happened… I did call back but it rang off… I fear small sha
Pink-Satin: lol… yeparipa sounds about right although I always did think that you spelt the word with a k or two in there… but maybe that’s just me being a pidgin linguist
Lurlar: lmao… eshhhh… at least I don’t feel so bad anymore… how you doing mami?

Porter deHarquort: my favourite ph’er… na only you go call person incurable polygamist… but I bet there was some truth to the matter… ngwa tell true!

Discombobulated Diva: lmao… eshh.. I don’t even want to know what you said on the vmail… cos I’ve had a similar experience… and trust me it was BAAAD… long time no speak… hope you good mami

Snazzy: chai… lol… see how you brought my hope up only to smash it into a million tiny pieces… wherever will I find the superglue that can patch patch it back together… snazzy give me something to work with here… tell me it’ll be ok… lol

Jaja: she loves me… I hope… lol

Nyemoni: I will try oh… God save me… sha keep praying for me

Omosewa said...

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL, you better go visit and apologize. Make your number private and call again, she should not vex too much now, she knows you prolly thought it was your friend. I can imagine my momma giving you a lecture for that, lmao.

zaiprincesa said...

lol...eeya...happens all the time..but her momsie should understand that u prolly didnt know it was her...and that u and ND have a rapport like that. Just call their house, ask to speak to her, and apologize...

Naijadude said...

You havent called back?..... You didnt know though?

Nilla said...

lol @ your post.

Dearie, thanx for checking up on me. I'm fine...just been busy; and sometimes slow internet just makes me not want to be online...lol; and I've got other stuff on my mind as well. how you dey?

Take care!

Anonymous said...

what is it with you...
and getting caught on the phone at the wrong moment?
I also remember the time
with that jerk too.
whats the news now with naijadyme?

psykotikdiva said...

eiya,this reminds me of the time someone sent a txt to my mum instead of me,my mum was like one of your friends sent a text to my phone, are you guys fighting, i read the txt and i was like nah,thats just how we talk sometimes,the woman was just looking at me like you children of nowadays,i will never understand you.

catwalq said...

men, that has happened to me too many times.
i have even called the wrong person and left the wrongest of messages on the phone.

Mamarita said...

When we beg you people to buy mobile phones you refuse, see ya lives soooo. *abeg pass that on to that ywa friend* See with Mobile phone, unless someborri tief the tin ur friend go call you, you go blast them b4 they say hello but home phone, me I don trust dat tin at allllll.

Oh well, if the woman doesn't kill you with her looks, and your ears don't ring a lot, I suppose you will live......

Uzo said...

And i am sure she will understand...LOL

temmy tayo said...

Chei, I can imagine how you feel. U really put your foot in.

Linda Ikeji said...

owch! sorry o.lol

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

my dear, when you figure out how to be a nollywood superstar, hit me up oh. Even I want to be a Nollywood actress after visiting Tobago and the Commonwealth of Dominica and seeing Nigerian movies every where I turn....

lol!

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

Omosewa: lol… hopefully it works…

Zaiprincesa: I have… will try again

Naijadude: I did… course I didn’t know…. She o wa drunk ni?

Nilla: awwwww… come back soon… I miss uuuu… oh I’m alright… doing good actually… although the weather is not exactly what I want it to be

Anonymous: say it and say it again!!! I have a knack for doing the right thing at the right time... or at least getting caught at it…

Psykotikdiva: lol…

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

Catwalq: lol… knowing you… I’m even scared to ask what kind of message you left

Mamarita: lol… are you using style to now tell us that we don’t have cellphones… that we are broke or something? If you’re trying to say that… you better be clear on the matter and don’t gallivant around the bush… lol… I probably am screwed… but I’ve decided to accept my fate…

Uzo: a bigger AMEN!!!

Temmytayo: lol… make me feel better will you

Linda Ikeji: lol… thanks my dear…

Solomonsdyelle: ehn.. so you self you want to become a star like me… no problem I will keep you in mind… when I have the formular figured out… I will show you the way… lol… I loved nollywood even before it came big… and I must to film one action sequence slash naija thriller at least once in this my lifetime… ASHEEEEEEEE

femme said...

just wanted to say hi cos u left a comment insomeones blog in igbo and i think thats amazing
serious respect

Noni Moss said...

Ahhh - i've missed your blog! Funny. Did she forgive you in the end?

O.šeyï said...

hahahaha... you and i seem to have the worst luck. Thats the story of my life lovey. My theory is it happens to us because we can survive after it. : )

Calabar Gal said...

Oh Dear!! I hope she foragve u in the end. She was calling her daughter's friend obviously and you thought it was ur friend calling you back. Shit happens....

Well shit happens to ONB all the time... LOL!!!

BeautyinBaltimore said...

You better apologise to he Mother right away.