Hello. If you’re here to read something about John Wick, the movie character played by the talented Keanu Reaves, I’m so sorry to disappoint you because this article is actually about Emeka John Wike, an indigene of Rivers State in Nigeria who is based at Sabo in the Yaba area of Lagos State. Emeka is not a hitman and has never held a gun in his life. He however enjoyed the first three installments in the John Wick series and is eager to see the fourth as soon as it is available. Other than that, nothing ties Emeka to the world of assassins except perhaps you refer to the killing of cockroaches as assassination and even then that was not directly caused by Emeka even though he financed it (Emeka finally applied wisdom and asked TrueBlue Cleaning Services to eliminate the cockroaches in his apartment). Anyway, as I mentioned earlier, this has nothing to do with John Wick. I introduce to you, Emeka John, Wike.
Emeka was moving to a new apartment and he was excited about it. He believed he had gotten the apartment at a bargain but there was a challenge – the place was a mess. The last occupant didn’t do a move-out cleaning when he was relocating so Emeka needed a professional cleaning service as fast as possible.
There were a few local cleaning companies that did good cleaning work. Emeka called some of them but when it came to pricing, he insisted that they were too expensive for him to engage. He wanted to minimise his cleaning expenses so he decided to do what most people in his shoes would do: pay cheaply for a labourer to do the job. Emeka eventually engaged a security man from within the building complex to do the cleaning. He gave the man some money for cleaning items and withheld a little as the labour charge. After two hours of initial cleaning, the security man looked very tired but there was so much more cleaning left to do. He said to Emeka, “Gaskiya, oga… This work, e too flenty; only me no fit finis am!” It was a big flat; three ensuite bedrooms and a large living room with a kitchen and balcony. Two thousand Naira really wasn’t a lot of money for Emeka; that was what he had promised to pay the security man. He could afford some more hands. He asked the security man to call two others to join in for the cleaning. They bargained and the two joined in. Emeka paid for some more cleaning materials.
Another two hours and a total of fifteen thousand Naira later, the cleaning was supposedly complete. There stood Emeka, looking at his ‘cleaned’ apartment. He complained about the detail of the cleaning, to which the security man responded, “Ah, oga, that one no be our work o. You suppose call people wey dey clean for kompeenee”. In other words, “Oga Emeka, if you were looking for professionalism, you should have called in a professional cleaning company”.
Embarrassing, wouldn’t you say? After collecting all that money, the man had the nerve to tell Emeka that he had employed the wrong people for the job; he had the nerve to rub Emeka’s mistake in his face. That wasn’t the saddest thing, unfortunately. The saddest thing was that Emeka had to pick up a bucket, broom and other cleaning materials to redo the cleaning himself. His makeshift cleaners had done a terrible job. The money he paid to them was a waste.
“Look at this toilet!” Emeka screamed. “Couldn’t these guys do some simple scrubbing? And these floor stains… Haba! Waste! Aka gum, you don do yourself!” It was a lesson for Emeka: never send a boy to do a man’s job. Maybe I should say, “Never send a lay man to do a professional’s job. Cleaning, after all, is a profession. Its most respected practitioners are called professional cleaners.
So what do you think? Emeka should have engaged TrueBlue Cleaning Services, right? You’re correct. It would have been better if Emeka did the right thing from the beginning. He wasted the little money he wanted to spend and still ended up doing the cleaning himself because his expectations weren’t met. I hope you’ve learned something valuable from this short story; don’t compromise on quality and don’t assume unnecessarily. Get the facts about your cleaning needs today. Fortunately Emeka is a fast learner and does not make the same mistake twice; he has retained our services as his pest assassins for the foreseeable future.
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