Diary of a Lagos Commuter: Different strokes for different folks!

We had barely moved from the park when two of my co-passengers sighted their colleague. They decided to alight- howbeit they know the rules- as long as the bus/cab has left the park, one must pay for the seat whether the reason for wanting to alight before one’s bus stop is genuine or not- they paid without hassles.

Another passenger beside me wondered what the need for alighting was since the bus and the colleague’s car were headed for the same destination. I chipped in “perhaps they are going farther”. Sometime ago, the same thing happened to me she said, but I did not alight. She simply ‘lied’ she needed to make a stop at some place along the way to buy something. She felt her colleague who also doubles as her neighbour down the street could have told her to wait for her if she really wanted to help.

She concluded she’d rather use up the 100 naira than pay the driver for nothing.

What say you?

Aderolake chronicles her experience as a Lagos commuter on RuralReporters.com. As a trained Broadcast journalist, she is passionate about connecting the link between education and communication. Her expertise lies in the ability to disseminate useful and unbiased information to help others make informed decisions. 'Rolake is also a skilled makeup artist- she loves to amplify the beauty in others. She recently branched out to explore the administrative field and currently works as an administrator in one of the leading Nursing Agencies in Nigeria.