Thursday, December 4, 2008

Adventure

Oh!!! How I so wish I could drive!! Problem is, I just can't face my fears and get behind the wheels of those menacing metallic horses. My first attempt at taming one of these beasts was a hilarious mess I remember driving straight into the then Jinja road round-about in a friends car and I left him yelling in the car and took a taxi back home.

When I moved to the big apple, a pal warned and mentioned how I'd have to gain driving skills to manage this place effectively but I quickly dismissed him saying such stuff is for only chosen few for I'm happy taking rides in the passenger seat. But after yesterday's mix, his words came rushing back in and maybe, just maybe I should probably do something to face my phobia of controlling the metallic horse. My mum would be the happiest, she has been bugging me since day one to get my driving license in order to become her personal chauffeur but I always claim business rather than my phobia.

How it started
Some crazy instinct took over me when I received a call on my way back home and I jumped out of the bus only to find myself in the middle of nowhere. Some elderly guy I tried to talk first asked me for money and when I said I was out, he went away cursing and could not listen to me, the next person wanted to sell me crack and calls back to that office and home did not yield any fruits. How unbecoming of me but I was determined to go for my appointment.

To cut the long story short, I took about 5 buses before finally reaching my destination. One gentleman I met taking his son home and showing him the bus routes and numbers was of immense help. He made me avoid the $2 /bus fare for two of the transfers and advised me to use the African accent with the rest of the drivers to get to my destination without having to pay anything and it worked. You see I made a stupid choice in getting off my home bound bus and I actually had no money on me.

Destination at Last
This was not all in vain the person I went to see was fiercely hot and I was charmed by everything she said, I did not want to leave her office and the K.b was flowing. See thing is I was only there to get help with my health insurance but some how forgot this and spent over two hours in there trying to sell my self and even landed on a Job posting which would suite me considering it has stuff to do with computer's -Ive already sent in my resume.

It's bad I had to call her back and ask for train fare which felt awkward considering it was form someone you'd just had a love at first sight moment. She did walk out with me until we could get change and I was short of giving her a huge hug and peck for being so nice & beautiful. Should I follow up?

I got back home 2hrs later exhausted,cold, hungry and with a splitting headache. This did not stop me from going to dell.com and getting my self a TomTom & some other stuff much to the charging of my mum but that's another storo.
This Friday marks the end of my first 4week Internship orientation, hopefully we're shipped off to the work sites this Monday for the real dance, but today, it's party time for completion. Am looking forward to the pizza, shiken wings and whatever else is thrown at me tomorrow at work.

Have a great weekend

21 comments:

Ugandan girl said...

socks, socks, socks...i thought i would claim before i read....lol
now let me read

Ugandan girl said...
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Ugandan girl said...

am back...gwe you guys use an African accent to get away with paying bus fare...so what did you say...puliizi me noti nowo where ai goo. and he just let you go..? oh my may be i should relocate to the big apple..what do you think...?

Nevender said...

She took the socks and then deleted her comment! Aha.

Kale you guy, you have opportunity to take those lessons and you don't? Sebo..style up. Your Mom needs a chauffeur.

Emi's said...

Ug girl, Naaa it's not that easy they might have loosened up a bit because recently, a bus driver was stabbed and killed for jamming to give some one a transfer card...So maybe I should enjoy it while it lasts before they get to their mean old selves. Yes relocate, come to the big apple I'll even room you.

Nev, it's not so easy just like marriage, I know I'll have to face it one day but for the moment I'll try to go slow when approaching my fears.

The Emrys said...

dude!!!

The Emrys said...

you need to follow up on the hot chic. thats all i want to say

Be silent said...

First you reminded me of a friend of mine who knocked the Police bike on Jinja road mbu she was driving.... That African thing works not only in the Big apple but also in Europe

Princess said...

You lie, Emi! Mbu African accent!
Since when do you NOT have an African accent? LOL!
*That chic. Chase her. The rest of us will kick back with our popcorn and watch. :)

Solomon King said...

Dude. Follow up, follow up. As long as she hasn't written you off as some lousy broke dude. Muahahaha.

You can't drive? My driving lessons were awesomeness just. Still need to finish them though.

Good luck in the real job world!

*polishes his Africa accent.

lulu said...

eeh emi's but go slow in the chasing, we want it stable and the status curve to flow upwards in a steady positive . just drive! i cant wait to drive! african accent, ican i give you my number and you call me and i hear how you riyo riyo sound?

SilverBow said...

hahahahaha
the point i read in all this is an emphasis of what is called 'the strength of a woman'- imagine if you had found a man at that counter? or well, maybe even a not so hot woman. so maybe, 'the strenght of a hot woman'then.

gwe, style up: who doesnt know how to drive in this day and age,especially when his feet can touch the pedals and hands the steering at the same time, eh?

Mudamuli said...

Take her out to make up for last time or to thank her, depending on how you look at it.

Cheri said...

So, u're the guys who bring us Africans down! Noted.

Be Silent...keep such stories int he past. I have a reputation to maintain...but lol. That day...

Robyn said...

Say.As much as i love cars i was scared of Bikes really Big bikes but the day i decided to embrace my fear and bought me A Yamaha FZ16 was the day i fell in Love with bikes.Emi my man ,,,Fuck Phobia's,,,,Yes you can.About the job,,"STAND IN THE GAP FOR ME".

apr9 said...

LOL....Congs on finishin ur internship....

U found love at first sight....so those things really do happen. Do follow up....don't show u r too eager tho

LOOOOOOOOL.....Africa all the way,

Emi's said...

Thanks people, Am going to do my best to chase after that skirt and take her out to regain my ego. She might show me around after all.

Robyn, A Yamaha FZ16! cool. I like bikes...I'd rather have one than the cars and you should watch me on one.

SilverBow, hmmm hard hitting -in the balls. lol Now I need more recovery time

Princess, fyi since I started working on my American accent...Am hooking up with hot chic for the free lessons.

Cheri, you can take the African out of Africa but not their ways... Africa all the way!!! lol You knocked a popi bike...what have you not done?

apr9, lulu & Mudamuli special thanks for those tips.We need more female blogger's to make things easy.

Erique said...

There's something a-serious-miss here. i keep posting my comments but don't find them the next day. WTH! Did i have a fight with Bill Gates? Off to check my diary...

BrownSugar said...

lol....i agree follow up..i have got your back incase anything goes wrong.

walkonby said...

You've probably heard this said one too many times, or maybe not...
Refuse to live in fear.
Fear is the reason we're pushed to compete, to control others and ourselves, to cheat, to lie, you name it. Start small, you'll be amazed at the thrill of spinning and burning rubber on the tarmac.
till next time,
easy does it

Emi's said...

Erique..lol..sorry but, you'd better make peace with bill.

BrownSugar Thanks!!

walkonby, it's actually the first time I've heard this and I've taken it in..I'll be burning rubber sooner than expected.