Apart from the comfort you enjoy from your personal car, boarding a commercial vehicle in Nigerian could also help to ease out stress.
Although, some of these experiences could be awful, especially when you have sweaty seat partners, but a friendly danfo driver and conductor will always leave a lasting memory. Here are 9 things that happen in commercial buses in Nigeria.
1. Enter with your change
The common phrase among bus driver and conductor is “no change o” they will always complain of not having change.
2. I want to buy fuel
There is nothing as annoying as “abeg, I wan buy fuel” from a Nigerian driver. Like they don’t know there should be fuel in their tank become embarking on a journey.
3. Traffic syndrome fear
If you want to go on any adventure, just board a commercial vehicle. Map reading is their hobby, all they will say is “there is go slow” and they navigate into a street you don’t even know exist.
4. Always two more chance
There will always be two more chance in a commercial vehicle driver even when there are no passengers in the bus. You need to be careful of their bait to woo passengers into their bus, it is always “two more chance”
5. Drivers pee on duty
This is common among Nigerian bus drivers, they will always remember to pee when they are on duty. Without taking excuse from the passengers, they stop the bus and all you hear is “ I want to ease myself”
6. Conductors marry passengers to one another
The worst thing that could happen to you at the bus stop especially on a Monday morning is when danfo conductor says “I go join your change together”.
7. Conductors are troublemaker
Some bus driver will tell you “praise ya God” like they are your pastors. They make trouble with passengers and instead of saying sorry the result to thank your God.
8. No seat for conductors
If not that the seat of the driver cannot be taken by any passenger, drivers would have been seatless in Nigerian buses. Despite your payment for the transport fare, bus conductors will always say aunty, dress small abeg.
9. Rib cracking drivers and conductor
When you have the combination of a funny bus drivers and conductors, it is as good as paying for a stand-up comedy show.