BUS CONDUCTORS AND LUGGAGES
A typical scenario right? These two go hand-in-hand.
‘Lugagges’ here may also represent passengers -I know you can’t picture the two without each other.
On our roads, streets, car parks, roadsides; whether you are taking a public transport or not, peeping from your car window or trekking down to your destination -you would always hear a bus conductor shouting out places and junctions that they are heading to which definitely makes it easier for you to locate which vehicle you would be joining, if you are a potential passenger.
A few months ago, on my way back from Nyanya market; a bus stopped beside me and the conductor began yelling out bus stops:
Bus Conductor: “Dutse! Galadima! Dutse! Galadima!..”
Me: (jerking up two filled up Bagco sacks) “How much?”
Bus Conductor: “Hundred. Enter.” (Comes down from bus and heads towards me, pulls up one of my Bagco sacks, heads back to bus; tells me where to sit.)
I sat down in the front seat beside the driver, put my Bagco sack on my laps.
Then I looked back wondering where my second luggage was. Having not sighted it, I called the conductor and asked where my load was -he gestured towards where he kept it; it was under a seat behind me.
I heaved a measured sigh of relief. Yes, he was in a hurry and didn’t want me to waste his time, but I appreciated the fact that I didn’t carry that burden by myself and it was thoughtful. Some conductors would even add to your payment because of the double loads.
In the office world, that is who we call a Good Receptionist.
Bus Conductors and Luggages make a funny possessive scene half the time. There are many times you would be coming out from a vehicle and you will just see two bus conductors dragging a passengers load..
Guess what? The passenger would just be standing looking confused or worried about them ripping the entire luggage. I wonder if Luggages can pay T-fare cuzs they wouldn’t even be talking to the passenger at all; that’s because these conductors believe that once they’ve got your luggage -You are riding with them!
Isn’t it just reckoning? Sometimes you would still be walking your way down from the steps of a pedestrian bridge and the bus conductor would not only have the bus driver wait for you but if you are with a luggage, he would run right up to make it snappy.
There could be a connection with the luggage or perhaps they feel like if they do that, once you see them another day you would recognize and definitely want to ride with them. It’s funny cuzs there are a lot of them.
Some keke drivers do this, some okada riders do this, some cab drivers that drop you off at home are also nice enough to help you carry the luggage to your doorstep.
This is NAIJA GOOD.
Written by goodtoxin_official
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