Life is just a pot of burnt beans: what I learnt about rejection in 2017


Finding love is one of the hardest parts of life. It’s harder than finding a job or even finding the perfect amala joint.

It’s very easy to be a sexual rabbit, humping everything in sight. The hard part is getting someone to look at all your brokenness and eccentricity and still accept you. Nowadays, you just need to announce that you are horny and there would be someone within the area to service your needs. Sex is cheap; love is not.

If I have learned anything in 2017, it’s the art of accepting rejection. What an irony. My policy used to be this, “I don’t go around doing random selection. If I ask a girl out, it’s because I have intentions of getting serious with her.”

But let me tell you about job applications and scholarship applications.

While I was searching for admissions, I got admissions to more than 4 UK and other international universities, but I applied to probably three times that number.

While I was searching for jobs, I applied to so many job openings. Even the ones I knew I could never attend the interview. I applied for sales clerk, admin officer, polytechnic technical assistant or whatever name they call that position.

I applied to several places but only one or two replied. Only a small number turned into anything good.

This might be the same thing happening in your love life. There are many women but only a few will like you enough to accept your application. There are many men; only a few will think you are the next best thing to lollipops.

When you are rejected, carry your bag and baggage, move to the next street and make another application.

You will be rejected so many times before you will be accepted. Don’t expect anybody to be nice about their rejection letter either. After all, when companies take the effort to send rejection letters, they are not paid to consider your feelings while writing that letter. They will reject you and even insult your generation if they’re so inclined.

I know, it’s always painful to be rejected but it’s just the way life is. In my limited experience, the most painful kind of rejection is when you meet a girl or guy, you talked for hours, you were feeling the vibes, maybe you even slept over to talk all night.

Then you see them the next day and they don’t even pretend like you exist. I have met this kind of ladies several times. Some you will even meet them online, plan your future inside chats or Messenger and then you wake up one day to see you have been blocked. 😳😒

Kai! What is this life???

Rejection is a part of life. It’s not because you are worthless, no. It’s just what people get for putting their shot out there. If you want to reduce your heartache, make sure your proposals are addressed to a broadcast list and cc: (carbon copy) all your EXs. Leave your options open, and remember that life is a pot of beans.

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  1. You don’t even need to announce that you are horny sef….cos the ‘service enginias’ already have their hooters pressed against the window of the boudoir…waiting…waiting..

    Abeg mek I stop here…lest I am asked how I know…hm

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