First, I would like to welcome babies born yesterday all over the globe into this beautiful world. This post is not about babies though neither is it about the song, “yesterday lyrics”, it about my experience just one yesterday with a cab passenger like myself yesterday. I do not own a car, so public transports like buses, cabs etc. are my means of transportation for either long or short distance.
So yesterday, at 12:20 hrs my time zone, I left the office because I was to travel home for the weekend. I was almost delayed by a senior colleague and the weather was kinda like playing a trick. What was the weather like yesterday? It was like it wants to rain and it could at anytime. I did not want to get home wet by the rain, I submitted the files I was working on without going through them for a final check. I do hope I don’t a call and so far, I think I am fine. I had to get home to pack my clothes, toiletries and few things needed for the journey. It was more like one journey, snacks wasn’t a necessity.
I got to the car pack around 13:00 hrs and luckily, I was the last passenger needed. I was smiling as I got down from a bike because I did not plan to wait at the car park. Oh, I should let you know this, the bike I rode to the car park ran low on petrol (gas) and we (the bike rider and I) had to wait to get petrol (gas) at the gas station. I settled down in front seat beside the cab driver. Normally, the front seat should be for just a passenger but since it is a commercial car in Nigeria, two passengers sits in front. I was about handing my fare when a funny looking man though cute sat down beside me. I looked at him and he just smiled.
The journey started with yesterdays weather still “looking funny” and I was thinking why I didn’t check the weather report for yesterday but I was thankful I was in a car already. I prayed we shouldn’t have any car accident yesterday and I shouldn’t witness any, yesterday, today and tomorrow. Few minutes into the journey, I was checking a site for yesterday news headlines. I needed to be updated with the news yesterday. The man sitting beside me was also on his phone and smiling. He was searching for this phone when we were about to leave the car park. If I knew his phone was going to be a source of noise pollution on our journey, I would have wished he wouldn’t see it until he gets to his final destination (Hey! Don’t judge me).
1 hour journey wasn’t fun or peaceful because the man beside me was playing loud music on his phone without using ear buds. Not only was the sound loud, it was also unclear. It was more like a loud a screenching of a car tyre. It was very disturbing. I couldn’t make out the words of the lyrics of each song that was played. As if that wasn’t enough, he started singing along. My introverted world until yesterday was challenged. I was mad but I couldn’t voice out my mind. I was secretly hoping someone would complain but it seems like everyone loved suffering in silence. I couldn’t wait for one hour that seems like eternity to end. It did end and my ears are in recovery mode. I mean, I am not against listening to songs but make use of ear bud if you are on a public transport. I think I should be the author of ‘Yesterday I cried’ because I did cried inward.
Yesterday was dramatic but today is ok. I am on my bed typing this in peace in my ‘noiseless’ room. YAY! Happy Weekend!