Quite a number of commercial bus drivers a la danfo represent how some Nigerians behave when they owe someone else.
How most behave, not some. How can we say some when it’s almost a plague?
These drivers mirror a perfect debt scenario.
They encourage or mildly cajole you to pay them. You do, you really do, else your ass is hurtled off the bus and another set of ass is hurtled in: Rounded or plump or thin or bony.
Whatever kind of ass doesn’t matter, “If you can pay, sit your ass down. We don’t care what manner of ass this is. It can be Ijebu, Awka, Fulani or Calabar.” If you can’t, you’re an asshole.
The problem which is nowhere an isolated case comes in when you ask for your change.
In utopia, people are meant to give change when you pay for something worth N10 with a N20 note but Nigeria isn’t utopia. Nigeria is Nigeria.
If utopia was a country, we’d have to travel for years to get there.If you can pay, sit your ass down. We don't care what manner of ass this is. It can be Ijebu, Awka, Fulani or Calabar. Click To Tweet
We’re leagues away from utopia so someone is dragging your change with you. Like, “Is it your change?”
It’d be pretty much understandable if there’s no change but most times, there’s change but he doesn’t want to give. Because… I-really-don’t-understand-why.
When this happens, I get pissed off. I won’t lie. I really do get pissed off.
Like today but I chose not to dwell. Issues like this have replayed themselves over and over again that it’d be foolish to spend my energy staying angry on them.
I chose to let go and decided to do something else. To find out the source of my anger.
I like to find out the source of my anger whenever I go off so as to deal with it in the preliminary stages – in the future, that is.In utopia, people are meant to give change when you pay for something worth N10 with a N20 note but Nigeria isn't utopia. Click To Tweet
I found out that it’s not much about the money: N10, N20, N50, N100, N500. We can as well leave the money as tip if we choose to. It’s just because someone is trying to play on our common sense (not even intelligence) as a human being.
And this is how some people behave. You loan cash out or whatever it is that can be loaned. At that point everyone is happy except perhaps your bank account which is doing a slide down red-valley.
When you ask for your money (back), some will say, “I no get money,” even if they really do. Behaving like Lagos danfo drivers.
And you’re wondering, “Is this one okay at all?”
Incidents happen and then, all you can think about is relativity.Incidents happen and then, all you can think about is relativity. Click To Tweet