I am super pissed right now 😠😠😠
Okay I was super pissed about five minutes ago and after finally hearing the driver’s explanation, am cool now. So here’s the thing:
Every single day I leave the house at 7:00 am so that I get to work early and do my preparations. Today I decide to leave an hour early so that I get a bus in time. I have no issue with matatus (buses) from Kasarani (my home) to town. I work in BuruBuru. Now that’s where the problem comes in. Usually all passengers make a queue to board the buses and there’s usually like five queues for different routes. Sometimes it takes me a whole hour standing on the queue. Well today it took me TWO WHOLE HOURS. Been standing in the cold in town on a queue wearing a short dress and freezing the entire time.
It started with the water. The water heater isn’t working and about an hour before I chuck the house, the gas runs out 😫. I am forced to take a quick cold shower. I hate cold water. I am afraid of cold water. I skip having my dinner because I wanna make it in time to town. I get to town okay but standing on the queue for two hours isn’t fun at all. Plus it’s the only day, the only single day I decide to wear a dress. Talk about freezing. By the way the weather in Nairobi town is so unpredictable it can rain anytime and am just not the umbrella carrying kinda person because I love small handbags. Now where will the umbrella fit? 😓
I know you are wondering why I never board the minibuses. Have you seen the matatus to BuruBuru. Loud blaring music – which to some extent is annoying, overspeeding… I just can’t deal. I love ‘Double M’ or the ‘CommuterTrain’ if you may because A. They are super super comfortable and B. I know the buses are driven by well trained drivers.
So the buses carry passengers from different routes by turn. I mean, the first bus that comes stops at the first queue, the second bus at the second and so on. So after waiting for our turn the driver stops at the wrong queue. That is when I knew I wasn’t the only pissed person there. Talk about cursing out loud lol. Getting into the bus, I take a seat near the driver. He starts explaining how the traffic was. I am seriously thinking of buying a moyor cycle with my first salary :roll:😂😂😂. Pink to be precise so that I can stand out in traffic lol. Relieved I take out my phone and earphones. Music. New anthem –> Ojuelegba by Wizkid 🎵
So it’s all sorted out and within no time we are on our way. Just before leaving town the guy sitting next to me warns me about my phone. Stealing is common in Nairobi but these thieves are taking it a notch higher. Snatching phones from passengers inside buses. It has happened to me before. I remember I was so mad/annoyed I literally fell sick lol. My phone means so much to me. Fearing I might lose this one too, I keep it away till we are out of town and away from traffic. Ojuelegba in replay mode since I left town.
I am hungry. Wish I took my supper. But I guess i’ll drink coffe and maybe a muffin.
Lesson learnt. From today henceforth I am leaving the house at 8. That’s settled. Already here. About to alight. The driver is so friendly. Wishes me a lovely evening.
Another evening at work :D
Again it’s nothing serious ;)