Monday, April 28, 2008

Why I love CD Days

I love Community Development days. It’s the only day I wear my corper gear, which I love wearing (seriously, I do. My friends tease me about this all the time). It’s also the only day I can explore the city and get into a little trouble. Take last week, on my way back from CD, a bus conductor wanted to chance me. Instead of the N20 change I was supposed to get, he extended N10. Eh? I didn’t touch it. The fare is usually N30, not N40. He nodded once as if to say, “bring it on.” The battle lines were drawn and I was FULLY up to the task ;)

What do I look like? A JJC, just because I’m in corper khaki?I didn’t get off the bus when we reached my stop. A nice man beside me tried to pacify me by giving me N20, but nope, didn’t take it.

I had been challenged to a fight, and wasn’t about to acquiesce. I got down from the bus, squeezed my face and told Mr. conductor and his driver (and my bus audience) that I ply that route every week for N30, not N40 as he claimed. So—give me my twenty naira change.

So there I was, holding up the bus—thoroughly embarrassed, yet too stubborn to back down. Besides, I was fueled by the passengers who were now rooting for me: “Conductor, shey na for N10 you dey behave like this?” (mind you the same thing could have been said of me, but hey I’m a fyne girl ;). Even his driver told him to oblige me. He refused, but unfortunately for him, he didn’t have a N10 note. “Oya find N10 give her now,” some fellow corpers at the back of bus jested at him. When he started asking around for a N10 note, I decided I had proven my point and told him to take N100 and give me N60 change. Maybe he didn’t understand the math or he decided that omode lo n se mi (I was being childish) and I’d held up his bus long enough, but he finally grumbled and gave me my N20.

Gbosa!

10 comments:

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  2. nice one....why be embarrassed...its ur money...dont mind those buggers.....

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  3. Never let anyone "chance" you o...LOL.

    The corper gear always looks good on everyone...Can't wait to "baff up" in it one day. I will probably spend an hour making sure everything fits right the first time...(hahaha)

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  4. still thinking about the corper thing, I just too scared!
    thanks for all these tips for registration i've been looking all over for it!!

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  5. now that's what am talking about. Go girl!

    but come o, u get liver o. what if the conductor had given u a dirty slap?! eh? what?

    ok,ok, am a little paranoid, i know!

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  6. @ibiluv, embarassment is not enough to keep me from money oh ;)
    @bayo, mmhh, the corper kits never fit on the first try. But they do tend to suit everyone. More on this later.
    @dami, registration is the worst part, after that it's all fun!
    @simispeaks, mmh, I was scared oh, but stubborness and anger had blinded me...funny funny blog you have girl!

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  7. there you go! u've become a certified gidi babe!!!

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  8. there you go! u've become a certified gidi babe!!!

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