Diary of a Lagos Commuter: Come with your change
Drivers and their mentality! When they are in desperate situation (in this case, in need of passengers), they don’t mind you boarding their vehicles with the highest denomination of the naira. Wait until they are satisfied, you then begin to hear “enter with your change o”! God help that you were the first to board the bus! Question is will you alight because you don’t have change [low denomination of currency]?
The tricycle I boarded today: after I got to my destination (which was even the last stop), the driver said “you people no dey enter with your change!” “Why didn’t you tell us to enter with our change when we boarded?” I retorted. On and on he went… He eventually found me my change. Not minding my countenance he said “you suppose dey enter with change!” Collecting the 50naira from his fellow he handed it to me and continued “you see say na the new one I give you sef, make you keep am for tomorrow o, no spend am you hear”. I was rather amazed, nevertheless collected the change and walked away without looking back.