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First, here is the story.
On Sunday, I heard a story that left me scratching my head in search of what I would have done if I had found myself on a similar turf. A man narrated a story of how his resolve was tested a day to his wedding. He had been pursuing a particular contract some months before his wedding date. After several attempts at securing the contract yielded no results, he gave up. He said he wanted the contract so desperately because the contract looked like the financial breakthrough he had been praying for all his life.
Early Friday morning on that fateful, he got a call requesting him to come down to Abuja the following day to put pen to paper. To put pen to paper on his wedding day? He had been selected to execute the contract, the caller informed him. The deadline to sign the contract was the following day, his wedding day.
In a twinkling of an eye, the joy that the initial news that he had been selected to execute the contract disappeared. A sense of despair set in. The caller did not want to hear excuses. He didn’t want to know whether it was a burial or a wedding. “Tomorrow or never,” he insisted.
“Come down to our office tomorrow to sign the contract or we will look for another contractor without excuses to handle it for us,” the man insisted. Oh boy, see confusion! He called the lady he was supposed to get married to the following day to seek her opinion. The lady told him to forget about the contract initially but when he mentioned the anticipated profit from the contract, the lady became speechless. He quickly called a a couple of friends to explain his ordeal. His story was greeted with some mixed feelings. Some friends advised him to shift the wedding to a future date while some were opposed to the idea. They encouraged him to forget about the contract that many more would come in the future. Luckily for him, the man later called back to say he could come on Monday morning to sign the contract.
So the question is, if the man didn’t call back, what would you have done if you were in the groom’s shoes?
I heard something very similar to this as a joke, however, it dawned on me that it could truly happen to anybody after I heard the man’s story
Ladies what would you advice your man to do, move the wedding to another date or what? Guys would forfeit 20 million worth of contract because of your wedding?
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