The driver showed appreciation to his new boss for having confidence in him. Whiles he was jubilating over his newly found job, Ayorkor took a quick glance at him. An idea crossed her mind. She stood up from the swivel chair and asked the driver to follow him. Doctor Anderson wondered what she was up to. Ayorkor took the driver to the parking lot and handed to him her car keys and ordered him to move the car. Doctor Anderson giggled because he realised what the young lady was driving at. He knew the driver was too good for her small examination.
The driver entered the car. He unlocked the bonnet and got down. He opened the bonnet and checked the level of diesel in the car. Being sure of the level, he made sure the batteries were perfectly connected. He checked other things before closing the bonnet. He went round the car and checked the condition of the wheels. He entered the car again and turned the ignition. The car responded with ease.
Ayorkor stared at him in admiration. She realized the young man was indeed a professional in the driving business. The driver moved the car a few meters away from where it was parked and parked it back to where it was parked again. He turned off the ignition and activated the hand break. He removed the key and got down. He stared at his boss to see what she had to say. Whether he passed the test or failed.
Judging from the look on Ayorkor’s face, doctor Anderson knew she was satisfied with what she saw the driver do. He had wanted to say something but kept his fingers crossed for Ayorkor to speak first.
“well done Steve for that job. After testing the car, what do you think is wrong with it?” she asked the driver. Ayorkor knew something was wrong with her car. She even had the intention of taken it to the service center during the weekend for servicing.
“well madam, I realised the front tyres needs to be changed. They look too old” he disclosed
“that is true. I will let you take it to my mechanic so it will be changed” Ayorkor told him.
“I hope he passed the test” doctor Anderson asked when Ayorkor ordered the driver to follow her to the office.
“I must confess that he is indeed a professional. He knows what he is about. He has more than passed” Ayorkor replied. Doctor Anderson giggled. The driver grinned.
At the office, Ayorkor gave the driver some money and the name of the garage she usually serviced her car. The driver was familiar with the place. He left his boss and went to execute his first assignment.
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“what do you think about the young man” doctor Anderson inquired when the driver left.
“first appearance is very deceitful. My fingers are crossed for now” she said whiles putting on her white overcoat.
“this driver is a family friend. I have known him for more than five years and I must say that nothing bad has been said about him since he started driving. He is a great driver. His wife works in a bank. She is a graduate though the guy isn’t. She always show appreciation to me for linking her to the young man. I am actually the master planner of their marriage” doctor Anderson disclosed with a grin.
“thank God you know him very well. If he run away with my car, I will hold you responsible” Ayorkor said and they both giggled
“well, you have no cause for alarm. I will buy you your car if he turns out to be a bad guy” doctor Anderson assured.
“wait a minute! Did you just say his wife is a bank manager?” Ayorkor asked looking shocked
“why the shocked face? Yes she is. I was in the same university with the lady. She read banking. Since you are working with her husband, you will meet her soon” he replied
“oh gosh! When will women value themselves? Why would a bank manager stood so low to marry a mere driver. This will be over my dead body. I mean how will my friends see me? I would rather stay single” she hissed. She picked her instrument and a folder ready to go to the ward.
Doctor Anderson shook his head in disbelief. There was nothing he could say to the young lady. He just stared at her.
The two doctors exited the office and went to the ward to attend to the patients. The two doctors with the assistance of the nurses attended to the admitted patients and later checked on those that were in the waiting room. The little girl she operated on was brought to the hospital by her father for check up. The little girl was very happy to see her doctor friend.
The little girl disclosed to Ayorkor that her birthday was on the weekend and wanted to see Ayorkor at her birthday party. Ayorkor had plans for the weekend. She had to meet up with doctor Aaron and see the way forward of their relationship. She disclosed that she would be busy. To her surprise, Amerley cried and begged her to make it to her party. It was a pathetic scene. Ayorkor had no option than to accept to go for the birthday party.
Amerley stopped shedding tears when the female doctor promised to attend the birthday party. The little girl thanked her for accepting to go for the party.
The driver returned with the car in a perfect condition. Ayorkor asked him how much he would want to take as his remuneration. He mentioned thousand Ghana cedis and Ayorkor agreed to pay that amount. She promised to add more if he proved to be a good driver. Later that afternoon, Steve took his boss to lunch. He drove her back to the hospital after the lunch. Ayorkor received a call from doctor Aaron. The young man as usual was calm and soft spoken. He was very gentle on the phone. He made Ayorkor felt comfortable. He asked her if their meeting would be possible during the weekend. Ayorkor disclosed that something serious had come up which would need her attention during the weekend. She pleaded with doctor Aaron to shift their meeting to the following weekend.
The young man agreed on the phone. They spoke on a few things before hanging up.
Ayorkor sat in the swivel chair and thought about doctor Aaron. She had a mixed feeling. The sweetness and calm nature of the young man was making her fall for him but her past experiences were giving her the red signals to be careful about the young man.
“he is handsome, gentle and soft spoken. He is every ladies dream and on top of the list, he is a doctor. A very good profession. What is preventing me from accepting him. Like Dede said, no need crying over spilt milk. It’s already spilt and there is nothing you can do about it. My past can’t hold me back.” she thought and smiled to herself”…
Well, I think doctor Aaron is a good guy. Or what do you think?