I’m thinking of a good punch line for this but I can’t think of one, I just know that the fitness people say walk. Walk to your bus stop instead of taking a bike, walk to your friends place, and walk to the market. But who walking epp abeg? Here are five reasons why I’ll rather not walk in Lagos.
1. CLIMATE CHANGE: I’m definitely sure I’m not the only one that has noticed the “can melt heat” in Lagos. As such, before you even walk 5 minutes you’ll be sweating like a Christmas goat and a threatening headachewill be in sight. No, thank you.
2. LAGOSIANS IN CENTRAL PLACES ARE VULGAR: So who here has had the Opportunity to walk across Yaba, or Mushin, all those places with plenty mechanics or traders? Who here has had the opportunity to hear those thick accent shout “ Fine geh” “ Come let me suck you” “You set well well oh” “ My daughter” all accompanied by very lewd stares and arm dragging? I’ll rather not.
3. NO WALKWAYS: And if you’re not careful, the maniac okada driver can just hit you like a tennis ball, straight into the gutter!
4. LONER STATUS: It’s common knowledge that walking is much fun when it’s with someone, but when you live, eat, breath and walk around yourself, what’s a girl to do?
5. TIME CONSUMING: When you’re as lazy and impatient as I am, with a love for indoor spaces, the only thing not time consuming is whatever you’re doing in the comfort of your house, or office, or party. This means you want to get out of the road as soon as possible and walking is too slow for that.
Who here’s with me?
I'd like to say I'm with you but I do love to walk, then again it all depends on where in Lagos one is walking...
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