Who doesn’t love the trotro? I mean no matter who you are, the trotro holds a soft spot in your heart. Many call it the comedy express while others refer to it as a concert party. Today’s story is quite an interesting one. Do we ever fail to deliver? No! Enjoy reading!!!!
Every time I stand at UPSA bus-stop, I’m always entertained. Why? Because mates or conductors turn it into a battleground, literally fighting each other for passengers ( or rather commuters). Two mates were fighting over me on this particular day and I just decided to pick the one who called out to me first. Like the chairman I am, I took the front seat and relaxed (btw the sun had made my skin red like a Valentine’s day balloon). The mate continued calling out for prospective commuters without much success…….. The journey was relatively uneventful ( ah no…..it was very eventful)…..
The fun part of the trip started at the Sankara bus-stop (just before GBC). What happened was that the driver got down to help with the load (luggage) of a passenger. This surprisingly seemed to anger one young, but old-looking, guy who started insulting the driver in colourful language (for reasons we all know, I can’t repeat those words here). Initially, the driver was just shocked at the turn of events and ignored the guy (who I suspected was a Voltarian). I thought of the fight wouldn’t happen, so in my head I started a commentary; “Ladies and gentlemen, 30 seconds into our scheduled bout, Dr Kwame Driver forfeits,” before I could finish the full sentence the driver retaliated in style. He grabbed Efo by the collar of his shirt and dragged him from his seat onto the pavement. Knockdown! Knockdown! I’m rumbling here erh? Don’t worry we’re almost done!
Efo balled his fist and threatened to beat Dr. Kwame Driver, who in turn dared him to throw a punch. He followed that dare with a quick one two slap and shoved Efo back into the car! Knockdown again! Efo tried to come out again and Dr. Kwame said; ” Wo 14 years old boy wo se wob3 bo me? Masa tenase na y3nk).” Which translates into English as; “At your age, just 14 years, you want to beat me? Sit down and let’s go.” Efo just sat quietly until he got to his stop at circle. Wonderful huh?
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, YOUR WINNER BY ROUND TWO KNOCKOUT AND STILL THE UNDEFEATED, UNDISPUTED HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE CIRCLE BOUND RED SPRINTER BUS, DR. KWAME DRIVER!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for your time!
4 responses to “Tales of a Commuter (S2,E2)”
I laughed so much! Thanks Davey
I think we should take a trip soon maybe we’ll experience something new
Lol. Quality entertainment for you that day, I guess. I’m curious, what was the reaction of the rest of the passengers?
Typically the women were being hysterical and begging both men to stop……while the men were just looking on