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  1. Dennis Macaulay
    March 24, 2015

    Civil servants? I hate dealing with them and my job makes me interphase with them at the ministry of health. I am sorry if there is any here, but they are often the laziest, rudest bunch of people ever!

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    • Sinnex
      March 24, 2015

      Generalizing are we?

      I hope you know civil servant get grade…you cannot compare a Foreign Service Officer that works in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to an Administrative Officer in Ministry of Education…

      You are right sha…

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      • Lothario
        March 25, 2015

        I take a major exception to that comment. Personal orientation goes a long way in how you handle your work. I’m a civil servant and I believe I do my work diligently, kindly refrain from these generalizations.

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  2. KingBey
    March 24, 2015

    Ahem ! Your mum is handing you a bottle of herbal mixture?

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    • pinkpanthertb
      March 24, 2015

      Lol. Spoken from personal experience, eh KingBey?

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  3. simba
    March 24, 2015

    Abi Mum deh hand her condoms and lubes..

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  4. A-non
    March 24, 2015

    Hmmm…I know must of us may want to hurl the ‘civil servant’ stone at this one but truth is as a nation, we all have placed very little value on the life of others!

    I haven’t been to many countries but have read about a hood number of them and I’d safely assume that we are one of the most self centred nations of the world, it’s always all about us.

    It shows on the way we drive on our roads, it shows in our lack of simple customer service etiquette, it shows in the way bosses verbally mutilate their associates, it shows in the unrealistic targets banks give to their employees, it shows in the way we are so religious yet so hypocritical, it shows in the way Nigerians have successfully run down previously prosperous multinationals, it shows how we keep quiet when a kith or kin is physically or sexually abused all in the name of avoiding shame, it shows in the way we communicate here on KD, it shows in too many places that this page can contain!

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    • Dennis Macaulay
      March 24, 2015

      A-non is on a roll today!

      Ride on sir

      Wait that came out wrong, ride on as in keep talking and not ride on as in……Oh dear!

      ***flees***

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      • A-non
        March 24, 2015

        Dennis nwa Macaulay…disi ike!

        Ejim ofu anya na ele gi…kontinu!

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    • pinkpanthertb
      March 24, 2015

      Anon is on a streak of wisdom today.

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    • Sinnex
      March 24, 2015

      Thank you…

      People are quick to blame the civil servants and their leaders for any problem, they forget that they themselves also contribute to the problems of the Nigerian state….

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    • Max
      March 24, 2015

      A-non, million likes…

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  5. A-non
    March 24, 2015

    @Bobby, good one as always. Your writing style continues to impress me as does your consistency. I know that making sure we have your posts to read every Tuesday must come at no small expense.

    Today’s post also brings to the fore one of many challenges we have as a country – our health care system and while it will be easier to point fingers at our government leaders and civil servants, I ask that we turn it around.

    In our office, how do we carry ourself? How many corrupt activities are we fostering? How do we deal with our clients and vendors? If we were to be subjected to a corporate governance audit, what would be the result?

    I am no saint but I believe that change begins with me!

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  6. trystham
    March 24, 2015

    Thunder faya you too this morning Bobby. Imagine!!! I av never been bothered about ur dramatics n cliff hangers but today’s own was too much na.

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    • bobby
      March 24, 2015

      Yes trystham..thunder is still firing her till today. Am speaking to her in English and she’s talking about me with her colleagues in her dialect..thunder keep firing her for eternity

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      • trystham
        March 24, 2015

        *snorts* I wonder how many lightning bolts she can endure. I am/was talking about YOU, bobby. Oniranu. You want to weave it abi? Its impossible. The thunder is custom made. Specially crafted for u. Has ur name and current address. Try this shit again next week o

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  7. Mitch
    March 24, 2015

    Civil servants can be rude for Africa! I really don’t know what their problem is. And they have this unbecoming way of getting on your nerves when you least need, expect or are able to deal with it.

    And Bobby, learning the art of suspense from Aunty Pinky, are we? That ending had my heart in my throat. Now its gonna hang there till next week! My god is watching you shaa

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  8. Sinnex
    March 24, 2015

    This is beautifully written. I think I need a Bobby in my life…I am too gentle for my liking.

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    • pinkpanthertb
      March 24, 2015

      You.
      Gentle.
      Ha.
      🙂

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      • Max
        March 24, 2015

        I think I need to check my dictionary again..for the meaning of gentle.

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  9. bobby
    March 24, 2015

    Thanks guys…one kiss for all of y’all, three for Dennis!

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  10. . Pete
    March 24, 2015

    Pray you don’t need to go to any government hospital for anything. The bureaucracy & workers’ attitudes are irritating

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  11. KyrxxX
    March 24, 2015

    If civil servants r rude, how about bankers abi tellers abi clerk abi ndi behind counter? Lemme not even start with my experiences on them. But those women @ d card collecting point can hit raw nerves shaa…

    Reading ur outburst got me to cringe a lil! U get power nd mind! I don’t see doing that in a thousand years. Too gentle nd shy for my own good.

    And as for diagnosing wrongly in Naija, lemme not say what I have in mind b4 doctors in d house tear me to shreds. Lost someone to that.

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  12. Ruby
    March 24, 2015

    Civil servants and their drama
    Tsk tsk tsk

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  13. Max
    March 24, 2015

    Cliff hanger ending.
    You have anger management issues… Cursing out people in public isn’t the best.
    Breast cancer is a scary thing.. I hope your mum’s lump is nothing serious…

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  14. Khaleesi
    March 24, 2015

    Nice one Bobby, keep it up!

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  15. Lemuel
    March 24, 2015

    lwkmhd @ herbal mixture. .I am in a meeting nd my laugh has raised dust around me.

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  16. Gad
    March 24, 2015

    Some public officials in Nigeria and other developing nations often displays lack of benevolence, etiquette, empatthy and public spirit in the discharge of their duties. They carry like slaves who are grudgingly doing tasks forced on them by some slave-masters. However, a people deserve the public service they get. Everybody behaves as if all is well. No one wants to waste his time to demand that the right things are done. No one wants to be seen as that agent of change who caused an erring official to be punished. Bobby, next time just ask to see the HOD or the next senior person and table your complains. It will save you a lot of stress and earn you some respect. Good outing as usual. Well done.

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  17. Teflondon
    March 24, 2015

    Nicely written bobby… Like I always said.. This series actually got me glued to PP.. Always looking forward to it every Tuesday. The episode above gave me an insight into your feelings and how you deal with issues day to day.. To think because I forgot my cell phone at home, or I batched my car or there was not enough milk in my tea are issues I face daily.. And regard them as problems.. Your article actually brings me down to earth that there are people out there facing real blessings (problems, without being negative) and dealing with REAL issues. It’s reminds me of a whole new perpective to liFE.

    That said…
    I remember your last episode on this series. I complained about not staying oncourse on the whole essence of the series. Discussing a whole lot on issues not relating to the essence of this series. (Some about Nepa bill or so) but in today’s episode you were so on point and I like the way you tell us about your outburst.. Let whoever is not satisfied with this aspect of you go F**k themselves. This is the real you, this you frustrated about people not doing the simple things, this is you not being perfect. No one is perfect!

    I love the whole story today. I am really sorry about your mum (deep down I wish, just wish this part of your story is not real) how can only one person go through all this.. Sometimes we might be tempted to blame God.. But he loves us.. He seas as we go through all this things.. But he is trying to teach us something.. He never said we won’t go through tribulations.. But he said we would triumph Over them.

    I hope this series has a happy ending (tho I don’t really like happy endings, yea! I am evil like that)

    thanks for this today, thanks for reminding me about the things that matters and what doesn’t.. Thanks for bringing me down to earth today… Thanks for continuing to encourage thousands of people out there going through what you going through. God bless you and I know you will end up triumphing!!

    ‘Trying not to sound too emotional and spiritual’

    **wipes tires**

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