Leaving the house wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t so easy for me at all. My landlord called us for a meeting early in the morning just because the fence collapsed due to one mighty rain that fell the previous day; Ordinary rain bringing down a fence, **arghhhh**.
Anyways we had the meeting and the long and short of the meeting was that we should contribute money to re-erect the fence, andI was like Ã¢â‚¬Å“CanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t you just send a memo instead of having meeting on a Sunday morningÃ¢â‚¬Â **rolling my eyes**
I left the house hurriedly in my black Honda bullet car; yeah, I had to just tell you the type of car as a Lagos hustling humble guy. On getting to the major road, there was this little traffic, and I was like Ã¢â‚¬Å“not again, on a Sunday morningÃ¢â‚¬Â screaming in my head.
We were moving slowly, bumper to bumper with a straight face. By the way, my mentor taught me the Lagos driving style, no slacking at all and donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be scared of any type of horn from any vehicle, just keep moving. If you havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t driven in Lagos, you are not a driver- you are just a car mover. Anyways, we kept moving slowly with everyone focused on the goal, just like they always tell us in church Ã¢â‚¬Å“Looking onto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faithÃ¢â‚¬Â We were looking onto the next movement.
It was at that point a yellow bus Ã‚Â driver decided to show his street skills by trying to shunt the line in front of me; I quickly left my church mind and carried on my Lagos street mind; I looked at his side and saw his conductor shouting, I could not hear him because I was wound up. His mouth was just moving; we were both waiting for the next movement, we were both ready to follow swiftly; alas the yellow bus hit me- Ah! I was mad, I stopped the car immediately, got down, started shouting at the driver Ã¢â‚¬Å“Se o ri e pe bayiÃ¢â‚¬Â meaning Ã¢â‚¬Å“Is your head correct like this?Ã¢â‚¬Â The driver didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get down; he was just saying I should have allowed him pass and those in the bus also. I was like Ã¢â‚¬Å“Are you kidding me, was I not on my lane, must he shunt the line?Ã¢â‚¬Â That went on for like 5minutes causing bigger traffic until I just remembered Pastor Sam AdeyemiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s voice in my head saying Ã¢â‚¬Å“Free them, you are the bigger oneÃ¢â‚¬Â. I left them, and at this time the road was already free so I just allowed the air to blow away my anger and sweat.
By the time I got to church, it was very late. Pastor was already on the pulpit probably just starting or in the middle. I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know because I just didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get myself again. I sat at the back so not to distract the flow of people listening and receiving Rhema from Pastor Sam. As I sat, the AC blew a refreshing cool air that made me calm, by the way, I recommend that churches should install air conditioners because we cannot underestimate the power, it can even make the Spirit flow better and faster. Some churches will be placing a higher priority on pastorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s cushion chair than the comfort of the members, I shake my head. I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t say anything o, I just love my church.
Seated settled in church, I took a quick reflection on how I started my day, especially with the yellow bus. I asked myself Ã¢â‚¬Å“What could I have done differently to make the situation better?Ã¢â‚¬Â I thought to myself Ã¢â‚¬Å“I could have allowed the bus go in my front and avoided the scratchÃ¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“I was the better, saner personÃ¢â‚¬Â but I brought my level to his. I shouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have done that. I have also learned that these danfo drivers go through a lot to make daily money, apparently, they are frustrated beings, and the more reason they behave the way they do.
As a Christian (Christ-like), I am supposed to make peace with all men; like seriously all men including that crazy driver, oh sorry I mean the danfo driver **roll eyes** Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ I think we should be Christ-like and make peace with all men no matter who they are.
See you later in Traffic!