I couldn't find a befitting picture, so let's ignore this one and focus on the gist.
Here's what happened to me earlier today.
That's how I strolled into Eco Bank straight from my bed but still looking lit. Next thing, my teller says to me that I am looking different from the picture they have of me, that I am lighter now. Unu anu kwa nu'm eshishi! *sigh* I stared at the guy for 5 seconds and thought "If I dish this okpo the dangerous retort in my mind now, they will say I don't have respect". This is an account I opened since 2007 when I couldn't wait to fly out of that my monstrosity of an Alma Mater, where I was reading like a fool so that children of 14 - 17 won't put me to shame and where I was misunderstood as heck. Regardless, I've never been dark skinned and over the years, I've taken good care of myself with minimal toning😉. Not to say Dark skin isn't lovely, the anu actually accused me of ehnnn... what will I call it now? Mongo park made it seem as though I have to look like 'ozu' to be natural.
I just took a deep breath, smiled and said "The Lord has been good to us", all in an attempt to be ladylike and also to control my blood pressure. I don't even know how effective that control was as all the things I could have said kept flooding in, on my way out. But its ok, that's what my social media accounts and blog are for. It is well 😇