I once met a white lady on an air flight to an European country and during our conversation, she told me her nationality and state of origin. She sought to know where I come from. The following dialogue ensued:
Woman: Where do you come from?
Me: I come from Ebonyi State in Nigeria.
Woman: I’ve never heard of that place.
Me: Neither have I heard of your place.
Woman: But my place is on the map. Yours is not! (Pointing to the map she was holding)
Me: Well, I didn’t draw that map. If I did, my place will be on that map, and yours will not.
Woman: (She looked at me so surprisingly and said,) You sure are a proud African, aren’t you?
Me: I’m proud of where I come from.