How I saved A Whiteman Who Could Have Died For Employing A Local Cook. Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.- Ecclesiastes 9:10
That is a biblical instigation on whatever you find yourself to do.
Why the knowledge of this? I have been studying my fellow Nigerians for long on how they take life challenges.
I have seen a Nigerian that became notable in the field of Electrical Engineering but because he noticed some of his colleagues that are making excessive money through dubious means, which does not require much stress, he jettisoned his own business and follow them not minding the consequence.
He blamed himself in the end.
The purpose of this article is to tell you that whatever you are doing presently, do you it with all you might never allow any criticisms from anyone and always strive to acquire more knowledge from others in the field, that will enhance your potential to the fullest.
My story is about a Whiteman who had a tremendous penchant for Nigerian delicacies, but he cannot prepare it by himself, thus he made a proposition to an eatery chef to help him get a good cook.
So, the manager recommended a Ghanaian cook for him.
Unbeknownst to the manager that the Ghanaian cook can only cook with tripods or stove, she had no clues of how to operate the gas cooker.
On her first day at the white man’s house, she became confused about how to operate the gas cooker.
However, the Whiteman had left to his work with the belief that the cook would have prepared a delectable Nigerian meal before his return.
Meanwhile, this Ghanian cook kept moving up and down unable to torch the gas because it wasn’t a stove, that she would scatter and rearrange even when confused.
Later, she switched on the gas and the fumes came oozing out immediately, this got her more confused.
Instead of her to switch it off, she became scared and rather left the kitchen, amidst coughing and shivering profusely.
I was about to leave my own apartment when I perceived the persistent emanation of the fumes, meanwhile, the white man had left his working place to come and enjoyed his desired Nigerian meal for lunch when I espied his car.
This Whiteman is someone who could not do without a cigarette in his mouth, and I know he is unaware of the danger in his apartments, thus I ran to him and inform him about the danger.
As he alighted from his car, he was forced to quench the cigarette immediately and went in.
He almost got suffocated, but he managed to reach the gas cooker and switched it off.
That moment the Ghanaian cooker tried to make some explanation afterwards, but the Whiteman did not listen, he sent her away immediately.
1) Never depend on one system of operating your business. Try to acquire current knowledge from other people in your field.
2)Always try to ask questions whenever you are confused; the Ghanaian cook could have maintained her stay in her new place of work if she asks the white man how to operate the gas.
3) Always invite third parties in every difficulty because if I did not intervene, the Ghanaian cook will keep looking while the gas keeps fluffing out, and that will aid a fire hazard that will involve the Whiteman and the entire household.