24 May 2006

Can you imagine?

I stayed at work late yesterday for two reasons, one I had a phone interview with Smith (which didn't hold by the way because the connection was bad) and two I am not to keen on sitting in traffic. I leave the office past 8, only to spend like 30 mins in the very traffic I was avoiding in the first place! And as is typical of Lagos traffic, you just get to a point and everything is free flowing, what caused the build-up? No one knows!!!

I get home (pissed but in one piece) and go about my chores (iron my shirt, fold some laundry, etc.) I think I will have a cup of 'MilFee' (Milo+Nescafe), where is my copy of 'True Love'? Its in the car so I go out and get it. Then I see it - a flat tire! I say a prayer of thanks that first of all the tire made it home, and second I am seeing the flat now as opposed to tomorrow morning when I am all dressed and ready to go. Okay let me get the spare out, yawa, that is flat to! I pick up my mag, go inside the house and settle in for the night I will just take the bus to work in the morning.

Its morning, I am dressed and its off to work via PT, haven't done this in ... can't remember. I take a stroll to my estate gate, from there a bike to 7-Up and then a bus to CMS. From CMS I take another stroll to the office. The ride was quick, the driver had a gospel cd on, and I actually dozed on the way, of course I had a firm grip on my bag. I am thankful that it didn't rain last night or this morning, else the trip would have been hell, I didn't get the seat behind the driver though and my knees hurt a bit after I got off, the walk did me good sha. Now I have to request permission from 'Samanja' so I can leave early and sort out my tire wahala.

I actually think this is a sign to quickly sell the car and move on. I must admit, I am really attached to it. TAM said if I am so in love with it perhaps I should carry it with me when I go, shipping will cost as much as buying a new Honda Accord!

7 comments:

TaureanMinx said...

I haven't tried the bus before! I think I'd get lost...so sad. Didnt you have somewhere you could go fix it.

I bought the new truelove yesterday. Not a bad read.

LondonBuki said...

Wow... you took the bus? Last time I was on a Lagos bus was about 10 years ago...
I haven't been back home for ages so I have no idea what the experience will be like now...

Thank God you found out about your tyre in time.

adefunke said...

@taureanminx - at 5:30 in the morning? nop!

ToyinE said...

I wouldnt even have the first clue about changing my tire o! Girlll ive never been on a bike o...even bus sef only once almost 12 yrs ago and i was with my older cousin who knew wsup! Tauren - send me Truelove now pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee!

JJ said...

interesting.
ish happens when you least expect!

sell the ride :)

adefunke said...

Growing up in a house without guys will do that to you, not only can I change the tire, I can gauge the oil, change/bridge fuses, clean the battery leads, and top up the washer fluid. I can do a host of other stuff, but thats cos I am into cars. I can also put on the generator, change the bulbs, (internal and external), change the power phase, etc etc. My girlfriends have suggested that all these skill be forgotten the minute I 'bag' an 'MRS'! This is because my 'MR' will for sure loose all his food cooking/sock darning skills hte minute I enter the house!

Anonymous said...

that is so true