Two beloved friends of mine, Atta Bell and T. Maybelline called off their engagement recently.
Atta and Maybelline had been seeing each other for some time. Maybelline is of German ethnicity. Her German parent seems to want out of the parenting relationship! That’s where Atta comes in. Atta comes from old money, the Bell family’s heritage is well known. The Bell family though has had more than its fair share of splits and happy re-unions. But that, as they say, is history and of little relevance to the issue at hand. Atta was in it for some worthy assets, which explains all the wooing. Atta needed the assets to better serve his brood who sometimes blame Atta for dropping the ball when it comes to serving them.
Atta and Maybelline’s union though faced stiff family resistance from big daddy Doj and big brother F. Sisi. In the end it was a trust issue really…or rather the anti-thesis of it. Doj insisted that he had to keep the interests of the family in mind – the entire brood of hundreds of millions. All these happy unions seem to come in the way of the brood’s options, doesn’t it?
Atta fought for almost 9 months to keep the future of their relationship alive. Atta boy! many said to Atta. But it sure proved to be too difficult to dodge Doj. It was tata to Atta’s relationship. There was some break-up alimony involved…..go figure! The break-up fee was a whopping $3 billion, not to mention important assets, all worth a cool billion.
So what options does Maybelline have? Some have suggested that if poor Maybelline isn’t courted by anybody she will turn into a zombie. Her afterlife prospects are poor because she isn’t ready for the high speed world to come. She doesn’t even have an Apple a day, which explains her present health. But ever the optimist I assured Maybelline that she would find a way. Some other suitor perhaps? Good friend Atta will also have to deal with this. In the meantime, Atta’s rival Veronica, also a friend of mine, has been creating waves by sealing the deal with many a cable cousins.
Whatever their future, we have all sworn to help our friends Atta, Maybelline, Veronica, Skippy and the rest.
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