It was during my NYSC program - a compulsory one year skill scheme set up by the government for every Nigerian graduate to participate in nation building. The program starts with a three weeks camp where thousands of graduates are housed in one large environment.
One day, in the evening time to be precise, I felt bored and decided to take a stroll. Few minutes into the stroll, I spotted a snooker table, which by the way is one of my best games. They were probably about 15 guys when I got there. I noticed this one guy, locked up in a debate and dwelling words against every other guy there. Almost immediately I noticed how intelligent he was. They all were bigger than him in size, but he never felt intimated and refused to back down. He had answers for every question they threw at him, but their numbers was just to overwhelming. Without hesitating, I jumped into his rescue. None of them knew me, but then, we were all strangers. We went on together with me having his back and he, I. After the long arguments with so many references made on history, finally, we won the debate. That was it.
I later found out he was a graduate of law and now a barrister working in a reputable firm. Just recently, he made a joke about me wanting to work in a government finance sector. I replied, just get ready for when I steal government funds, you're going to my lawyer.#Laughs.