GREEDY SELFISH FOOL-TOCHUKWU B. Tochukwu B. WroteI waited at the bus stop today for over 27 minutes before a bus finally came along, the conductor shouting ‘ Jibowu, Yaba, Fadeyi, Palmgroove, Onipan’. When it stopped, people stood up pushing to get off while desperate people like me pushed to get on. It was utter mayhem! When I secured a seat, I grinned widely feeling like a champion until the conductor said, “Hold your 150 change o! Any bus stop 150, If you no gree come down ooo…ehen!”“You are a greedy and selfish fool.” A lady beside me complained while trying to get off the bus.“No mind am, na that 50 Naira wey he add on top naim go kil am.” Another lady murmured from behind, but remained in her seat.Me? When I heard that 150 eh, I turned to give conductor a scornful look, but I smiled instead because it was a familiar face. A face I swore not to forget after our first encounter.“Yes, Yes, money for front. Owo da?” The conductor asked making a gesture of impatience.“Yes, Madam, owo da?” He called me.“I dey come, na change I dey find.”“Oya, take, conductor.” I handed him his money.”Kini?” He asked furiously, flashing the money to my face. “150 ni mo so. Gba owo yi jor. Abi o ti mu oti yo ni?” (I said it is 150. Take your your money back. Or are you drunk?)I smiled.“Ah Ah,” He opened his mouth. “Madam, come down jor, I talk 150, you dey give me 120. I be like I dey follow you laugh?” He asked his driver to stop so I could get down since we’ve not gone far. When I noticed the driver wanted to stop, I asked him to continue his journey, then said to the conductor,“I no sey you no remember me but, I go help you remember me. You remember that person wey you drop for Total last week instead of Fadeyi because you no get change and when you kon reach Fadeyi, instead of my 50 Naira change wey you suppose give me, you kon troway 20 Naira for me to catch am then you tell your driver make he ‘ja lo’. You remember? Na me be that. You owe me 30 Naira, join am to the 120, wetin e go give you?” I paused to get a reply, but he didn’t say anything. So, I continued,“Na me be that, my dear…upon sey you collect 150 instead of 100 Naira, you no still pity me give me complete change, you don go pass my bus stop. AH, brother, Ika!”At this point, some were laughing, while those who, I think, might have had same experience were just echoing ‘Ehen’, ‘Ehen’, ‘Naim good', 'Una too cheat person’. The conductor kept looking at me. When he had his fill, he exclaimed, “AHHH! Obirin shaaa.” “(Women sha”).I remember the day I forgot my 900 Naira balance, I was deeply pained. He had the money o, but he kept posting me. When, I realized, it was too late and I was already in debt. Enough is enough, biko! 😂😂

GREEDY SELFISH FOOL-TOCHUKWU B. Tochukwu B. WroteI waited at the bus stop today for over 27 minutes before a bus finally came along, the conductor shouting ‘ Jibowu, Yaba, Fadeyi, Palmgroove, Onipan’. When it stopped, people stood up pushing to get off while desperate people like me pushed to get on. It was utter mayhem! When I secured a seat, I grinned widely feeling like a champion until the conductor said, “Hold your 150 change o! Any bus stop 150, If you no gree come down ooo…ehen!”“You are a greedy and selfish fool.” A lady beside me complained while trying to get off the bus.“No mind am, na that 50 Naira wey he add on top naim go kil am.” Another lady murmured from behind, but remained in her seat.Me? When I heard that 150 eh, I turned to give conductor a scornful look, but I smiled instead because it was a familiar face. A face I swore not to forget after our first encounter.“Yes, Yes, money for front. Owo da?” The conductor asked making a gesture of impatience.“Yes, Madam, owo da?” He called me.“I dey come, na change I dey find.”“Oya, take, conductor.” I handed him his money.”Kini?” He asked furiously, flashing the money to my face. “150 ni mo so. Gba owo yi jor. Abi o ti mu oti yo ni?” (I said it is 150. Take your your money back. Or are you drunk?)I smiled.“Ah Ah,” He opened his mouth. “Madam, come down jor, I talk 150, you dey give me 120. I be like I dey follow you laugh?” He asked his driver to stop so I could get down since we’ve not gone far. When I noticed the driver wanted to stop, I asked him to continue his journey, then said to the conductor,“I no sey you no remember me but, I go help you remember me. You remember that person wey you drop for Total last week instead of Fadeyi because you no get change and when you kon reach Fadeyi, instead of my 50 Naira change wey you suppose give me, you kon troway 20 Naira for me to catch am then you tell your driver make he ‘ja lo’. You remember? Na me be that. You owe me 30 Naira, join am to the 120, wetin e go give you?” I paused to get a reply, but he didn’t say anything. So, I continued,“Na me be that, my dear…upon sey you collect 150 instead of 100 Naira, you no still pity me give me complete change, you don go pass my bus stop. AH, brother, Ika!”At this point, some were laughing, while those who, I think, might have had same experience were just echoing ‘Ehen’, ‘Ehen’, ‘Naim good', 'Una too cheat person’. The conductor kept looking at me. When he had his fill, he exclaimed, “AHHH! Obirin shaaa.” “(Women sha”).I remember the day I forgot my 900 Naira balance, I was deeply pained. He had the money o, but he kept posting me. When, I realized, it was too late and I was already in debt. Enough is enough, biko! 😂😂 GREEDY SELFISH FOOL-TOCHUKWU B. Tochukwu B. WroteI waited at the bus stop today for over 27 minutes before a bus finally came along, the conductor shouting ‘ Jibowu, Yaba, Fadeyi, Palmgroove, Onipan’. When it stopped, people stood up pushing to get off while desperate people like me pushed to get on. It was utter mayhem! When I secured a seat, I grinned widely feeling like a champion until the conductor said, “Hold your 150 change o! Any bus stop 150, If you no gree come down ooo…ehen!”“You are a greedy and selfish fool.” A lady beside me complained while trying to get off the bus.“No mind am, na that 50 Naira wey he add on top naim go kil am.” Another lady murmured from behind, but remained in her seat.Me? When I heard that 150 eh, I turned to give conductor a scornful look, but I smiled instead because it was a familiar face. A face I swore not to forget after our first encounter.“Yes, Yes, money for front. Owo da?” The conductor asked making a gesture of impatience.“Yes, Madam, owo da?” He called me.“I dey come, na change I dey find.”“Oya, take, conductor.” I handed him his money.”Kini?” He asked furiously, flashing the money to my face. “150 ni mo so. Gba owo yi jor. Abi o ti mu oti yo ni?” (I said it is 150. Take your your money back. Or are you drunk?)I smiled.“Ah Ah,” He opened his mouth. “Madam, come down jor, I talk 150, you dey give me 120. I be like I dey follow you laugh?” He asked his driver to stop so I could get down since we’ve not gone far. When I noticed the driver wanted to stop, I asked him to continue his journey, then said to the conductor,“I no sey you no remember me but, I go help you remember me. You remember that person wey you drop for Total last week instead of Fadeyi because you no get change and when you kon reach Fadeyi, instead of my 50 Naira change wey you suppose give me, you kon troway 20 Naira for me to catch am then you tell your driver make he ‘ja lo’. You remember? Na me be that. You owe me 30 Naira, join am to the 120, wetin e go give you?” I paused to get a reply, but he didn’t say anything. So, I continued,“Na me be that, my dear…upon sey you collect 150 instead of 100 Naira, you no still pity me give me complete change, you don go pass my bus stop. AH, brother, Ika!”At this point, some were laughing, while those who, I think, might have had same experience were just echoing ‘Ehen’, ‘Ehen’, ‘Naim good', 'Una too cheat person’. The conductor kept looking at me. When he had his fill, he exclaimed, “AHHH! Obirin shaaa.” “(Women sha”).I remember the day I forgot my 900 Naira balance, I was deeply pained. He had the money o, but he kept posting me. When, I realized, it was too late and I was already in debt. Enough is enough, biko! 😂😂 Reviewed by De SOUL ENERGIZER on July 07, 2017 Rating: 5

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