A Nigerian Man in a thread of tweets has narrated how, while hanging out with his family at the Ikeja City Mall in Lagos, he had met his former mate at Covenant University.
The said friend had requested for a ride and the driver which the app matched them with turned out to be an old school mate, however, it was all good until he sighted them, probably ashamed of his line of business, he wasted no time as he zoomed off before they got close to his car.
“I bumped into this CU dude I remembered from my set ( but not same grad year) and we exchanged pleasantries and then baded goodbye,” Ehi Onyibe tweeted.
He was at the mall till late in the evening with his family and when it was time to go home, his phone battery was flat and he couldn’t use his cab-hailing service app so his sister-in-law who also had the app on her phone made the request.
Attempts to call the driver’s phone to know why he was leaving without his customers were also futile as he kept disengaging the call.
An anxious Onyibe later knew the reason why the driver zoomed off, “while I was wondering what had happened, I got a glimpse of the driver, lo and behold it was the same CU guy that I had met and chatted with. My sister-in-law called him severally but he disengaged them all.”
He wrote on his Twitter page:
“So I was at Ikeja City Mall, having a lovely evening out with my family, when I bumped into this CU dude I remembered from my set ( but not same grad year) and we exchanged pleasantries and then bade goodbye. Thereafter, we met up with my sister-in-law and had a great time.
“So I checked the time and noticed it was getting really late and then decided to request for a cab online, then the most annoying thing happened, my phone battery ran flat. Luckily my sister-in-law had the app on her phone so she helped us book the cab online.
“‘The cab guy would be here in a minute time’ she said after speaking to the guy. So my wife grabbed my daughter and I grabbed the stuffs we got and made our way to the parking lot. “He is here, in a red cab,” she said. So I started looking out for this red cab. Lo, and behold I saw the cab, making our way to the cab, suddenly the cab zoomed off. While I was wondering what had happened, I got a glimpse of the driver, lo and behold it was the same CU guy that I had met and chatted with. My sister-in-law called him severally but he disengaged them all.
“Why did he run away? I don’t know. Why did he keep disengaging the calls? I don’t know. But if it’s that he is ashamed. Then I am ashamed of him. Like, come on. You were not seen begging, you were not seen stealing, you were not seen doing something stupid.
“Cause you were driving an Uber/taxify you are ashamed of what people would say? Gosh! Brother wake up to reality. Everyone’s stories ain’t supposed to be the same. Everyone has their time to shine. Whatever you are at the moment doesn’t determine who you are for life.
“Yo! I have learnt that if you live off “what will people say…” you will gock it in life. Go with the flow, remain hard working, remain steadfast in your life’s pursuit and pray and your time to shine would come. Who knows it could even be from Uber/taxify u will make millions
“Live testimony: My cousin with a first class drove Uber for a year…and while he drove, met his helper who linked him with a company. He went for the interview, passed and was hired… Shikena… From Uber/taxify wey person dey shame for! May we never miss our divine helper.”