TRIBULATIONS OF A PARKING ATTENDANT AT THE SABA SABA TRADE FAIR (Extracts from an ‘Express article by M Okema)
“Sorry Sir. You cannot take your car in because it has no sticker”.
“Look. You have known me since secondary schooldays. I regard you as my brother. Now let me go in”.
“If we work on the basis of brotherhood then nobody is going to pay. Everybody can find a relative somewhere”.
“Alright I will leave the car outside. From now on we are no longer brothers …… ”
“Your car sticker please”.
“I don’t have one and I don’t need any”.
“Then your car won’t go in”.
“Listen young man. Don’t you know who I am? I come from Ikulu …. ”
“Car sticker please”
“What for? This is my country and I am free to go anywhere I like”.
“Sorry. Park your car outside”.
“The trouble with this country is that people in responsible positions enjoy oppressing citizens ….. ”
Why do people break rules and regulations?