19 November 2007

The Supermarket Encounter

On our way home from an interesting outing on the evening of November 18th, 2007, my wife and I stopped by a supermarket to buy a few essentials. We found out that we did not have enough money to pay for all the items (bad habit of not having to carry cash developed in England). The young lady at the till casually said to us, ‘don’t worry, you can bring the balance tomorrow’. As we got into the car, my wife began to sing:

I love my country, I no go lie
Na inside am, I go live and die
When it turn me so, I twist am so
It push me, I push am
I no go go!

No doubt she and I were both shocked by the trust reposed in us. I can’t honestly recollect having been extended this privilege by a supermarket staff in England. Nigeria is simply a different country.PostCardfromLagos