Of the insulting driver and angry passenger

Date: 5th July, 2018

Time stamp: 6.50am

Route: Ajah- Bonny Camp

I am not feeling up to it today, so as soon as I get on the bus, I plug in my earphones and tune off. Luckily, there’s no traffic jam today. We approach a quarter of the distance and the bus driver stops the bus.

Without saying anything, he jumps out and walks to the back of the bus. I naturally assumed, he was pressed and needed to pee. After a while, passengers start to grumble.

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One passenger, opens the door and gets down to ask the driver what’s going on.  The driver asks him to get back into the bus and calls him a stupid man.

Blue shirt passenger: You are also stupid! Why will I ask you a question and you will be insulting me?

Angry Daddy: Points at the driver- YOU ARE A MONKEY! ( I tagged him angry daddy well cos, he was carrying his daughter and the way he yelled at the driver wasn’t here)

Driver: (Feeling like he has a good command of English) It is a reciprocal! It is only a monkey that knows a monkey.

Passengers: (Burst into laughter) it is a reciprocal… more laughter.

Angry Daddy: Mad Man. The man only came down to ask you a question, why didn’t you answer him. Do you have to insult him?

Driver: You are mad

Passengers: He only asked a question and why didn’t you tell us why you stopped?

Driver: Was it not the passenger in front that told me my silencer was touching the ground? Didn’t you people hear? (Points at some ladies on the row I am sitting)

Passengers: We didn’t hear you and you didn’t tell us.

Driver: Mumurs and gets back into the driver seat.

Blue Shirt passenger: Idiot

Driver: Your papa na idiot! Shey you even get papa? If you get papa, you no go talk like that.

Angry daddy: Mad man! Instead of you to simply apologise, you are arguing with your passengers.

Driver: continues to rant and resumes driving.

 

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