OK, let's talk about Naija conductors especially these conductors in Lagos, their own is too much joor. I don tire for their matter.
I began the day like every normal day, entered a bus like every Lagosian without a car, which yours truly is among (not for long In Jesus Name, Amen.) I boarded a bus plying my route to work and paid for my fare with a thousand Naira. Asked for my change, like a lady once said we should ask our conductors for our change, Lol. The conductor said I should wait that he doesn't have yet, I shouted and still waited.I got to my bus stop and alighted. Got to my office and as I was rummaging for something in my purse. Then it hit me, I forgot my change. Chai!! E pain me oo no be small, 900 Naira change just went down the drain like that. I know some of you will be thinking why I gave him such a huge amount for a small fare, see, anytime I'm with such a bigger denomination, I do ask the conductor before I board the bus if he has enough change cos I don't want someone to cuss me and my generation out.
I know am crying over spilled milk and it's nothing new everywhere, but what if I didn't have any other money on me? Do conductors purposely hoard our change hoping we forget it? Chai!! This hasn't happened to me before cos I usually shout till my change is given to me, maybe it was the headache that caused it. I dey get sharp mouth for bus oo, we Igbo babes no dey play with money abeg, #winks. But this lack of change issue is getting too much joor. In supermarkets, fuel stations, and buses, we all hear the same "Madam/Sir, I no get change yet, wait".
Isn't the CBN making enough smaller denominations to go round? I don vex finish joor, but please incase you see that conductor, biko, demand my change from him. He is dark in complexion with a tribal mark abi na wound mark on his right cheek, putting on an "it was white" torn singlet, and a brown jean. Ehmm, his armpit hair is overgrown, you can even plait Ghana-weaving with it. Biko, collect the change on my behalf cos times are hard. Thank you. Lol.
Do you have any experience? Do share with us in the comment section.
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