Ok so a friend of mine has a blog where he gives certain tips to be used to make a story. I thought it was fun so I tried it. “A train is the location, money is the root of all evil is the theme. A newspaper is an object that plays a part in the story.” Here we go!!
"Excuse me, you are in my seat." I said to a rather fat woman sitting at seat 15. She looked up at me and shrugged "There are empty seats everywhere. Go and take one." she said rudely. This was beginning to get annoying. "If that is the case why don't you just get up?" I added holding on to my briefcase. That was what set her off. She turned to look at me and gave me a full downpour of insults, mostly about disrespect. It even got physical and my rather healthy physique was called 'lenge lenge'. The other passengers did not hide their laughter. I saw her smile as I walked to the attendant.
"Madam what is the matter?" he asked me. "I purchased a ticket for seat 15 and a certain woman wont get off the seat." I complained still refusing to budge. The attendant looked at me like I was asking him to jump off a cliff. He moved closer to me and whispered. "Madam,but you can have any other seat." Was this guy for real? I stood there looking at him, without even blinking. "I am not sitting on any seat besides seat 15." I said sternly. He hesitated for a moment and went to do his whisper thing to the 'Obolo' woman. Don't look at me like that, she started it. She yelled out, "I'm not leaving this seat. If she's a woman she should come and carry me off the seat. 'Sagaa'! I’m going to Spintex and I’m siting right here!" That was really uncalled for.
When the train was ready to move I grabbed a handle in the middle and leaned on a pole. All the time I was looking at this woman. She dozed off in a matter of seconds too. "Madam, you no go sit down?" A newspaper boy said pointing to the many empty seats. "Don't worry I'm fine." I said and gave my first smile. He smiled back and asked if I wanted to buy a paper. I nodded. From the huge stack he was holding I didn't look like he was having a good day. Then my light bulb came on.
I whispered to him like the attendant did. He smiled broadly and I took out 30 Cedis from my bag and gave it to him. I took one newspaper, winked at him and he walked away. I watched him as he went. The train stopped and the paper boy went straight to our woman and tapped her. “Spintex stop oh. This no be your stop? Hurry up.” He said to her. She got up hurriedly and walked to the exit. When she got to the door she noticed we were nowhere near Spintex. “Ah, but this isn’t my stop.” She said and turned around. “H3, foolish boy. Don’t you know Spintex?!” She yelled at the paper boy who had gotten off the train and was smiling. She muttered more insults and turned around. And there I was sitting on seat number 15 and this time she was the one being laughed at. Deuces!!