It’s been a minute y’all ,
How is you ? Hope you good !
Yesterday, I boarded a taxi 🚕, I was directed to it by an area boy (area boys are thugs that make side money by helping taxi drivers tell their destination at a fixed price. They also give “permission” to the taxi driver to stay on that street ).
While I waited for other passengers to arrive, a lady passed by and asked , where una dey go (where are you going).
There was no reply from the driver and I felt he was a rude man , maybe he didn’t reply because he already paid the thugs to shout.
However, whilst still evaluating the situation , others boarded and we took off . As the we went on he spoke for the first time to the front passenger and that was when we all knew he was partially deaf 🧏♂️and couldn’t speak.
Instantly I dealt sorry and guilty . Tho I didn’t share my thoughts out loud earlier which I am so grateful for . I still felt guilt because I had judged him wrongly.
I had already profiled him to be a rude mean person without knowing him and judging him based on circumstances.
He was a jovial person, pointed funny things to us that happened in traffic 😂(like a police man chasing an okada 🏍 guy), he could read and write English and I on my part didn’t know sign language 🥲.
But somehow we communicated, as I was the last passenger to get off and he dropped me at a very good location without charging extra .
We bid farewell and I meditated on how judgmental I was earlier … instead of feeling sorry and doing nothing about it .
I decided to do better , be better .
DO NOT ONLY BE SORRY;BE BETTER ✨
Spread kindness ✨
Be kind ✨