When you are sure your favourite food seller will be at her spot. With your bowl in hand, lips smacking and tongue rolling you skip happily on.
You get there and her tables are empty. She took the day off.
There’s a fast-food joint nearby but the food has no soul and your money can’t match the faux sophistication.
The next day, you are back and you greet your food seller with the biggest smile yet.
You realise you are alive because of this woman.
You are grateful for rice and beans at N100.
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