Tuesday, June 28, 2011

When A Car ‘Bumps You’ in the City of Accra

You have cleverly got around the insane traffic by pushing out at a thin hour. You are steering through a dark, ‘un-peopled’ spot when a car ghosts into your rear view. It catches up with you, and you slow down, but it does not overhaul. A small jolt and a jangling sound tell you the car behind has eaten your ‘ass’. You screech to a halt to inspect the damage and maybe replicate it on the other driver’s face. He also slips out (with his previously hidden mates) and holds a piece to your gonads. They zoom off with your valuables (and maybe your car). If you are still wrapping your mind around what is happening, you have just been robbed!

9 comments:

  1. haha... replicate the damage on the other driver's face! that's classic! That being said, this is quite serious ooo... so if you get bumped in the pitch black of accra night, it's best to just keep driving???

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  2. Yeh, as difficult as that sounds, that is the advice the police gives: keep driving!!!

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  3. Kwame Mensa-Bonsu29 June, 2011

    I wanted to say:....or buy a gun....not wise I suppose. hmm

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  4. Anonymous06 July, 2011

    seriously your prose style is legendary

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  5. yeh, if you get bumped in a deserted area, best push the pedal to the metal...

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  6. think-about-it, thanks for coming by over and over.

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  7. kwame, i have always belonged to the tacit anti-gun lobby. i am half-way to changing my mind.

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  8. anon, awww, you wonderful person. thanks for the compliment.

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