I must’ve passed this route over 1000 times before the last three years of my life. I could walk it in blindfold.
Within the last three years of my life, I must’ve passed this route just 100 times, give or take.
I’ve watched the policemen there. They piss me off.
I’ve seen them pretend to check licences but actually checking if you can give them shandy.
No shandy equals an unmerited delay as favour for daring to not bribe.
So, drivers would rather pay. Conductors would rather cajole or tease the drivers to pay.
The morality of, “Thou shalt not give bribe” falls flat on its face as passengers would yell, “Give am N20 naa make we comot for here.”
Some of these passengers took high moral grounds when they’re not commuting. But in a commute, they’ll go down low.
Something interesting happened about 3–5 years ago.