After a series of meetings during the day, I embarked, on what I imagined would be a pretty straight-forward journey to my home.
If only transportation in Accra would be so simple.
There is “Friday traffic”.
What is Friday traffic?
Well, I don’t actually know.
There is a commonly accepted theory that Fridays have the most traffic, though I’m yet to find a suitable explanation as to why Fridays are so unique in the traffic situation in Accra.
It is not unheard of for people to leave the office early to beat this infamous traffic.
Anyway, I’m not here to complain about traffic. Let’s talk public transportation.
On this Friday, due to “Friday traffic”, my commute doubled. I took the local bus service, “tro tro”, and was unable to get a seat on my route for quite some time.
My tro tro finally came and I was in shock as I fought not to fall and hurt myself as the crowd pressed into my back. I saw a man push a woman aggressively to get a seat.
I saw a man push a woman aggressively to get a seat.
Think what you like, but I do believe in chivalry. I do believe in men physically protecting women, and I expect that. To see a woman get pushed aside for a bus seat, because of “Friday traffic” appalled me.
However, the aggression is not exclusive to men. I don’t understand why, for the most part, people were so impatient [we all wanted to get home] and willing to put everyone around them in mild physical danger just to get home…
Does this post help at all?
Probably not – but I wanted to talk about it anyway.