Monday, 12 November 2007
I have too many phobia's cockroachphobia,preganancyphobia, sexphobia, okadaphobia should i go on...anyways i finally conquered OKADAPHOBIA!!!
See ehn, when you've seen one too many okada accidents like i have then u know why i have this fear of okada's...unlike in a car where there's like a protective shield..which is like the body of the car..if katakata burst at least there's a chance the body of the car will save u..not always oh...but on an okada....if trailer just hit u...chei! u just know something must sha break in ur body..if u dont die that is.
So on this day i wasnt even ready to walk plus i didnt know the place i was going to ...i braced mself...as in all through my journey there i was like Laide you are going to do this..laide you are going to do this...trust me to make an issue out of something some people do with their eyes closed and their hands tied to their back...but they dont have okiadaphobia do they?
Ok i got to the Lagos country club junction at Maryland...looked around for the sanest looking Okada man.i heardb them hausa's are cuuuraazy...so i passed on them..i pickedthis one man out..i first scoped the seats first...i wanted those long ones so there will be ample space....i called him all confident...
"hace! com here"..lol...like ive been entering okada's all my life..."i am going to Sobo Arobiodu..how much?"....He tells me its 50bucks...i know its a lie but am too tired to negotiate i just want to get on and get it over with..i say a little prayer....I thought about telling him it was my first time so he can like to cool down but i later decided not to.
Okay once the Okada started moving i was like Laide o!....lol....i kept telling him..pls slow down...lol...i thought i was going to fall offf...especially when they do that their turn....at one turn i shouted ehn....gosh it was only God that was stopping me from grabbing the okada man's neck or doing someting stupid like covering his eyes in my panicky state....at some point the ride was alot better..but those damn pot holes...arrgh...hate em..
The stupid Okada man dropped me on a different street from the one i told him to..anyways as i was about to get down from the okada...i forgot how long the seat was i almost fell down....it felt like i had sex with three horses....i was walking with my legs wide opened...lol...it was crazy....
I am proud of myself though...i finally got over my papralysing fear of okada's....i took it three more times after that....but i will now only take it if its very necessary.