It’s the most beautiful time of the year. The christmas season. The christmas trees have been fixed and the decorations are already set in our homes and on the streets. The kids are on holidays,expecting Santa-claus and its all together beautiful
Santa-claus is an imaginary figure who is said to bring presents to children during christmas. Simply put, Santa-claus is what we call Father Christmas here in Naija or as the yoruba’s call it ‘Baba Keresi’….LOL.
Father Christmas or Santa-claus can also be used to refer to someone who gives a lot, someone who has an open hand,very generous and kind.
My family friend told me the story of a lady, who was in a great relationship. She had all she desired in her man but along the line, she met a nice neighbour. She newly moved into the area and her cute neighbour was indeed very helpful. He was very good with cars and at that time, she had issues with her car. During that period, he’ll take her to work since their offices were not too far from each other and at the close of work, he’ll come pick her up and together they will go home.
Soon enough, the lady started having feelings for this new neighbour. She became too occupied with thoughts of him and before long, she started to neglect her own relationship. She’ll always go to him whenever she had the slightest problems and her neighbour being ‘Mr. fix it’ would always solve her problems be it financial, electrical, material etc. he was always willing to assist. They hardly spoke about their personal life but they enjoyed each other’s company and most conversations were work related.
On this very day, she went to Santa’s house to return the spare tyre he had lent her earlier in the week. As she drove in, she met a beautiful young lady doing laundry in the compound. She wasn’t expecting that, but she succeeded in hiding her surprise. She tried to respond to the lady’s greeting but the words didn’t come out right. Just then, Santa-claus came out, he must have heard the sound of a car in the compound. Smiling, he made the introductions. He introduced the other lady as his fiancé and introduced her as his new neighbour to his fiancé
Santa was smiling all through because all the while he had been helping her, he never had any ulterior motives. She on the other hand, left the compound feeling like the ground should open and swallow her….eeeya!
This happens to a lot of young women and men too, although its the women most of the time. When a guy is kind to a lady,he might not have the intention of taking it further. But ladies, being the emotional beings that we are, we already begin to have ideas in our head. You’ll hear things like ‘awwww….he’s so nice’, ‘he’s such a darling’, ‘ohhhhh…..that’s so romantic’ ,when the guy has just done something he simply regards as an act of kindness. Sometimes it could be the guy too, the fact that your cute lady neighbour brings you a cooler of food every once in a while doesn’t mean she has fallen in love with you. She might just be a kind lady who loves to cook and share with someone and that someone could be anybody else.
Now the question is, did Santa break her heart? To me, it’s a capital NO!!! she was hurt by her own assumptions.
Beware!!!….not every Santa claus , Mother Christmas or Father Christmas that offers gifts/ assistance or shows care/concern, is in love with you. Don’t break your own heart by your own assumptions.
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Merry Christmas in Advance.
Show love to the people around you this season.
This article was written by Tolulope L’queen Lemikan.
Tolu is a writer, with passion for the subject “LOVE”, she is a freelance writer on relationships for some other blogs and magazines.
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