I was “fortunate” to board the famous LAGbus yesterday. ….yes oh……Sykik has been back to Lagos for 2 years and gets to enter LAGbus for the first time yesterday..I am sure that some of you ,my Lagos darlings, haven’t been on the bus sef…infact I am keeping my ticket as souvenir……hehehehe…I am so proud of my self. I have been robbed and almost kidnapped in a commercial bus (popularly known as danfo) so I have a serious phobia for public transport. I will gist that gist one day…I love Naija English die…where else can you use gist in a sentence and it sounds so sexy like this …. yeah, I will gist that gist one day…lol…
I was at the Berger Lagbus Park and I had a rather funny first experience.
Sykik: Madam, please, I am going to Lagos Island, which bus do I board?
Madam: My sister, this bus is going to TBS on Lagos Island; however you need to walk to the other gate to buy your ticket
Sykik: Thank you ma’am
I walked towards the gate she pointed; my feet started aching after about 2 minutes because I was wearing heels not made for “wakaing” this type of “waka”. As a Lagos babe, heads high, shoulders straight, I sauntered to the gate. The Ticket Seller is a lady scruffily dressed and looks like she’s in her mid-twenties. Her body language is that of a dissatisfied staff and not an inch of what a customer service person should be. Her disposition is so totally off…no smiles, she’s reclined into her plastic chair (which by the way looks uncomfortable) and the total package is a no- no for me. I found myself thinking “Poor girl, I am sure she’s not well paid”.
Sykik: I would like to buy a ticket please (I give her
Ticket Seller: The ticket is
N150 and I don’t have change
Sykik: I don’t have change as well, so what are we going to do. I want to get on the bus
Ticket Seller: I don’t know (she retorts)
After, waiting for about 20minutes, she was able to gather enough money from other passengers to make up my change. She kept grumbling about not having change as she handed over the change..…hanhan…… “I am a first timer” I almost screamed at her, “it has do oh”
I collected my ticket and what do I see, the Bus is about taking off…my people, come and see Sykik running 440 oh…I pick race, kia kia…dropped all my “poshness” and kept using one “kain“ wicked eye for the Ticket Seller, in my mind, I am like if I miss this bus, this babe will hear “ween” from my mouth.
To God be the glory, I caught up with the bus …phew…it was a close shave.
The bus was rickety and dust hung on almost every available surface in the bus. The ride was nice and fast and I am sure the Driver was driving over 120km/hr but as I couldn’t see the speedometer I can’t prove that.
Do I want to ride in a LAGbus again? …..maybe, maybe not….. however, if I ever do again, I would love to be served by a happy Ticket Seller and ride in a clean and not a rickety-looking bus and hopefully I may have a better story to tell about my next experience in a LAGbus.
My overall score of the Service: 5
Regardless of my experience with the bus ride, I love Governor Fashola….he’s my favourite governor, he looks, talks and acts smart unlike some who believes that their name has brought GOODLUCK to Nigeria.
Does anyone have a different experience?