My DANfo diARY
This new idea of a Danfo Diary reminds me of an experience back in school, not a direct one though.
That day I stood alongside about five or six other course-mates waiting for an Iyana-Ipaja bound bus at the famous Ogba junction by Tantalizers. It was about seven o’clock already with a crowd milling and no bus in sight. A few impatient passengers had gone on to join the Agege-Pen Cinema buses. We stood resolute.
Suddenly this 22-seater bus arrived with the driver shouting ‘Iyana Ipaja, wole pelu shengi e’ (board with exact fare). Getting in was like passing the narrow road into heaven so yours truly stood back. Well, four of my colleagues – Peju, Femi, Anu and Mary, got on the ride. And they left. Of course I did not pass the night at the bus-stop. We only arrived home at different times. Hours apart.
Next morning in class, I heard the most amazing Danfo tale ever. Two passengers – a man and lady, had gotten into a heated argument and took out each other’s spouses (who were absent). The man was determined to show the woman he was THE man better than her husband so he offered to pay everyone’s fare in the bus. I’m not kidding you. This guy shelled out N2100 (which could have paid his cab fare) being payment for all 22 passengers excluding the woman. When the woman wouldn’t stop calling him names even after his Samaritan act, he upped the ante by asking everyone to call hawkers around and request for whatever they wanted!!! I so missed.
Trust my guys, Anu and Femi as they screamed for La Casera and Gala. It took my girls, Peju and Mary to stop them from ordering for everyone on board. Now guys, seriously, what manner of ‘shina’ was that? Couldn’t that guy have saved the splurge for his family or take a cab alternatively? Must Nigerians show off or what’s with the gender rivalry? Answers please.