Drama in the Taxi -1

On my way back to Masaka today, 250 Francs is the transport fare; as a regular taxi user, deep lost in concentration of a captivating piece I was reading in one of the papers on-line; was awakened by the usual tap onto the taxi’s roof. An old lady ‘Mucyecuru’ –in her 80’s I guess; who had earlier on been on phone knocked impatiently; ‘Dusige!’ she said- meaning ‘leave us here!’…Unlike in my native country; Kigali’s traffic is more organized –they only pullover at Bus stops. The driver continued and for a moment the ‘tapping’ just went on- enough it was to divert my concentration; she insisted but her plea was in vain- they could only stop at a Bus stop, they explained.
She had taken the wrong taxi and after answering her phone, she got to know of this, mistake!
Next came the drama; she, followed by an old man- the husband maybe went out, just as the taxi finally made a stop at the first stage. ‘Mwishure Magan’abiri !’ said the taxi conductor meaning ‘pay two hundred each!’ furiously after ‘mucyecuru’ had given him two hundred francs; ‘Wampaye…!’ cried out ‘mucyecuru’- an expression of wonder, (that even my closest natives here aren’t certain of either) …
The argument, not ending but backed up with; the conductor’s furiousness and the laughter from the passengers went on for some minutes; with ‘mukyecuru’ insisting that she would make payment only if they took ‘them’ to their right destination, blaming it on the driver, imagine!!!
It was not until a young man- many may term as a ‘good Samaritan’ in the ‘church language’; settled the wrangle by paying the transport fare to which the ‘Mucyecuru’ so delighted replied, ‘Wokabyarawe, Imana iguhe imigisha!!!’- ‘May the lord bless you!!!’ and off we proceeded, but still in laughter!!!…Is it age?

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A learner... Experiencing the ups and downs in all life's corners...With a passion for Media;specifically writing and Broadcasting...Still emerging... Life is the main inspiration behind these writings; through the rich experience as a teacher, and my current sojourns in Journalism; I find life, look at it through a different sight, which I share.

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