- June 28, 2019
- Posted by: thegistwithprincess
- Category: Life Experiences
This story is a funny one and then, it also isn’t very funny. I’m very sure my nine year old self would have agreed with the latter. I’m totally aware that people have been in much worse cases and I can only tell you how much I respect and admire you because this was a very serious nightmare for me.
Dora Jegede was the kind of senior student that everyone feared. She was small in stature, yet she was so strict and most juniors called her wicked. I mean, as a JSS one student, almost every senior would seem mean to you because you’re just living in a place where you’re not being pampered by everyone around you for the first time, so you basically feel upset about any hostility towards you.
But Dora was different, she was very mean and I was so scared of her. To make matters much worse, she was even a prefect. Double trouble!!! I tried to avoid her, I really did. I wasn’t really close to my seniors and I always tried to avoid them. I always like to think I did a good job at that, until that fateful day…
Okay so, JSS1 girls are supposed to lay their beds and leave very early in the morning to allow the other sets clean the hostel. I was quite late that morning and unfortunately for me, I didn’t take my time to lay my bed very well. I wasn’t very good at laying my bed perfectly but I wasn’t terrible either. But, my school demanded perfection. A senior would go round the hostel after all the juniors had left and write down the names of Juniors who had not laid their bed perfectly and by perfectly, I mean not a single fold or crease. Unfortunately for me and some of my friends, our names were on that list and after school, Dora put us under punishment. It was quite an easy punishment and I should have just served it in peace, but I’m coming to that.
We were still serving punishment while Dora was raining down insults upon us. All through that time, I kept thinking, was it just because of the bed or had we done something more? Why the insults? Still, I kept quiet until she called me a yellow frog. The moment she called me that, tears dropped from my eyes and the tiger in me awakened.
I mustered up all the courage I had inside me and said,
“Senior Dora, please don’t call somebody a yellow frog…it’s not good” in the most innocent voice ever.
For a split second, there was silence and then she pounced on me
“You are very stupid. Who are you talking to like that, idiot? Nonsense she-goat. Today I will show you!”
At that moment, life as I knew it, was over. I was inside a pot of soup and who was going to help me out of it? Surely not my mother, who was at home, a thousand miles away. Not even my brother in the boy’s hostel would help me now. My school mother was in blue house and I was in green house. You couldn’t just enter another house like that so she couldn’t even come to my rescue and there was no running away for me. Oh! How I wish I had just let that tiger sleep.
She released the others and dragged me to the middle of the hostel to be an example. I begged for forgiveness but it all fell on deaf ears. I was a very tiny girl with little stamina, but what was Dora’s own? 💁She kept changing my punishment and if I didn’t serve them well, I would earn myself some slaps. I think I even missed dinner that night.🙍 However, I served my punishment with the hope that lights out would come and I would be freed. She couldn’t leave me there after that. I mean, no was that cruel, right?
I was wrong.😑
Dora’s bed was at the middle of the hostel so all she did was move me to her bedspace. In the darkness, she made me squat and fly my arms. This was the point where her mates felt like she was taking it too far. They all begged, starting from the nicest ones to the meanest. Other seniors that were not in ss3 came to beg but she didn’t listen to anyone.
She slept off and at a point I collapsed on the floor. She woke up and gave it to me hot. My body and head ached, my face was sore from slaps and I was hiccupping. I cried and became very hysterical. Finally, my house mistress came to look in through the window,
“Dora, what is happening” she asked. At that point, I felt relieved, she would see me and shout on Dora.😪
Then the woman left. I’ve replayed this night a thousand of times and I’d bet on fried plantain that she saw me. Even though the lights were off, I was at the middle of the hostel and she was looking through a window that was at the middle of the hostel. She would have either seen me or heard me but she did nothing, which was so unfair.
After that, Dora freed me for the night, telling me my punishment had only began. As I walked to my bed, I heard people mumbling sorry from every corner. I got to my bed and my bunkmate and her friends came to tell me sorry. My bunkmate was cutie😊, she started helping me lay my bed after that time. She even felt guilty for not checking my bed before she left. The funniest part was that she was Dora’s cousin😂. She even came to beg Dora a lot of times but Dora did not listen.🙄
I checked the time and saw that it was past 1am. The psycho had punished me for hours.😭
The next day someone advised me to write and apology letter and I wrote one hell of a flattery/apology letter😅. I even accepted that I was a yellow frog and nonsense she-goat😂. I was ready to do anything to just leave this mess.😥
During breakfast the next morning, someone told me she was calling me at her table and I began to shiver with fear. This girl was going to embarrass me in front of all the houses and even some senior boys.
She read the letter in my front and I had made some grammatical errors so she laughed at me with her friends. There was a part I promised to “turn into a new leaf” instead of “turn over a new leaf” and she laughed at me. “From yellow frog to green leaf.” She scorned
I just thank God I had no juniors watching me
To be continued- share your worst bully stories, let’s talk.
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