5 Funny Things Lagosians See In Traffic
Lagos is the largest city and also the most populous in Nigeria and South of the Sahara, Africa. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the world and one of the most populous urban areas.
It is also known to be a city of stress and enormous traffic due to the population of citizens and cars. It often makes people get tired of bringing cars to work as they would rather rest in public transit.
Lagosians see every opportunity as an avenue to make money, so traffic hawking is a normal thing we see daily but these guys never cease to amaze us with their variety of goods. Someone once said that she bought all the ingredients for her dinner in Lagos traffic and I wonder how possible that is.
Let’s take a look at the 5 funny things we see in Lagos traffic:
This is a normal thing because traffic brings heat into the vehicle and people need to clean up their sweat every time. Handkerchief sellers make money in traffic daily. In fact, due to the level of demand for this on the spot, I was shocked when a commuter admitted that someone bought a piece for NGN200 meanwhile this in a normal store a few years back was only NGN50
Can you imagine pajamas being sold in traffic? Wonders shall never end o. It’s funny that people actually buy them mostly because you can negotiate prices with the seller, unlike Lagos supermarkets that have fixed prices. Who doesn’t want more than what was paid for?
3. Picture Frames
It’s very common to see frames in traffic. Sometimes, it’s a celebrity, the president or governor’s picture. It might be an abstract art or whatever. These things make you heave a sigh of relief in traffic at times.
Imagine getting a shoe in the middle of Lagos traffic, it’s somehow creative but there are some obvious disadvantages like with the fact that there is no location to complain or return if bad. The occurrence of any bad product is a risk the customer has to bear and funny enough, Lagosians are fine with this.
While in traffic, some pretty puppies are displayed by a seller. Most of them are bought immediately because of their beauty and attraction.
Lagos is a wonderful state, an area of business. Everything essential to aid success has been laid down. You just need to research and solve that problem. You don’t just know, maybe cars would be sold in traffic someday. Remember, no limits.