Friday, February 6, 2015

BRT Bus Drivers, Insane or on Drugs?




I know very well that  most Danfo drivers are usually on cheap drugs, some of them are even repented area boys and it's not surprising that they drive and act like so.


My headache is not with Danfo bus drivers because they are who they are ‘’Danfo drivers” but what’s up with the BRT Bus Drivers? I thought BRT bus drivers were supposed to be more literate, properly trained and tested, a bit learned hence they would know to drive responsibly, this is not so from my observation.
Most BRT bus drivers are very reckless drivers, they drive as if they own the road, they have no respect for other commuters or even pedestrians, if either your feet or your car gets in their way, anything can happen, by ‘’anything can happen’’, I mean they can intimidate you with their long bus or go as far as hitting  you and not apologise . No wonder most of the then good looking buses now look scruffy and rickety.

 



On our way to work this morning a BRT bus was forcefully trying to get in front of our car, our car was nearly pushed off the bridge and we almost hit a pedestrian who rained curses on us. The bus driver didn’t even stop to ask if we were fine, he just sped away like nothing happened. I shouted ‘’animal!’’ from our car, hoping the wind will take the message to the maniac driving that BRT Bus.

On what basis are these careless people employed as drivers, not just drivers but commercial bus drivers responsible for conveying several lives? I managed to get down the plate number but there was no number to call behind the bus.

My personal suggestion is for all BRT Buses to have ‘’please call…… if I am driving recklessly’’ printed behind them for all to see. If drivers know that apart from costing innocent people their lives, driving recklessly can also cost them their daily bread (since it seems they have no regards for human and even animal lives) they might just re-consider and drive a bit more cautious
While I was still fuming over the bus driver, I remembered that dearest shared his ex-driver’s story with me just a few days ago.  Dearest got a phone call while driving from his ex-driver and was wondering what the purpose of the call could be. The guy called to say that he was driving the BRT bus right behind him, dearest looked in his mirror and confirmed it was true, he greeted him briefly and quickly hung up. He then said to me ‘’Spy, this guy was driving a bus filled with passengers, he didn’t try to hunk his horn and wave, but he called me holding on to his mobile phone not even using hands-free.’’( by the way dearest’s phone is synched to his car, so his phone was on speaker). I know a lot of people use their phones while driving, some people go as far as sending BBMs and text messages, we all know right from wrong (we keep toying with our lives and those of many others). Some BRT drivers and other commercial vehicle drivers have also joined in using phones while driving (without using phones they already drive like maniacs, imagine how crazy they would drive while using phones), God protect us!
 
The plate number of the crazy BRT bus driver today, LND 440 XM BRT Bus I001. Don’t even know what to do with it.


Monday, January 12, 2015

Finally 2015....



Happy New Year!

Happily I wish everyone a happy new year and I am not just saying it, I mean it very much. A lot of people just say "happy new year", "compliment of the season", to them they are just words you say when you see somebody for the first time in January or maybe February it has no weight what so ever in their minds.

For me , especially after 2014 , when I wish anyone a happy new year I am saying" I wish you a very happy new year, may God bless this year, may you laugh this new year, May God keep you truly happy and may he listen to every of your heart desires"! So guys here i am wishing you a happy new year at the top of my voice" HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!"

As they say there is a reason for everything I have my reasons for praying happy new year into people's lives instead of just saying it.

Last year  especially towards the end was eventful in a sad a way. One of our friends. lost his wife who was just 35years old, been married for barely 3years and had an 18months old daughter, it was very sad!  Then came December while I was cracking my head thinking of the best Christmas party I could organize for my family, my sister called me one morning saying "Have you heard what happened ..." My heart was already beating fast , I said "what happened again ooo"then she said my Aunty's husband ( my uncle by marriage) died. I was like "what?!" He was 50years old with a 21 year old son, a 17 year old daughter and a 47year old wife. It was terribly sad. I didnt know when I started to count down to the new year, I was just tired of hearing bad news. 

So 2014 ended! Whew! I am still thankful though. A lot of great things happened in 2014. I got marriedđŸ˜„ ( took so long settling into my new life and home, hence my absence from the blogging world.)

I believe in new year resolutions, I think it adds structure to my life, though sometimes it's a bit hard to follow it/ them through the year.

This year my main resolution is to be happy, to live a life filled with happiness, to work on surrounding myself with happiness and to be the definition of a genuine happy person. So God help me!

How was 2014 for you? Do you believe in new year resolutions? What is your resolution(s)


PS
Another resolution is to continue to promote good customer service in Nigeria.