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Road Rage!

While going through my news feed on Facebook, I came across the following post by OluwaTea Oluwaleye:

“Sitting on my own, enjoying lekki traffic (very unusual of me) after service this afternoon, I witnessed something that blew my mind, made me have a rethink and certainly by God’s Grace would affect my reactions from now henceforth.Two vehicles… A corolla and a Nissan jeep. Mr. Nissan scratched (very little faa! I couldn’t even see the scratch from where I was seated) Mr. Corolla. Mr. Corolla came down expecting Mr. Nissan to at least have a look. My Nissan guy didn’t move an inch…enjoying his AC. Next thing, the two vehicles sped pass my vehicle, only to stop a few meters away because of the traffic. Mr. Corolla got off again. This time now angry cos he felt… whatever he felt! Coming down, Mr. Nissan didn’t move an inch out of his vehicle. Mr. Corolla then smashed his side mirror. Na so the glue that was under Mr. Nissan’s seat became impotent o. He got down from his vehicle, headed straight to his boot, took out his jack, headed straight to Mr. Corolla’s windscreen and BOOM! He smashed it!!! Mr. Corolla upon seeing this, headed to his own boot, took out his own jack, this time not only smashing Mr. Nissan’s windscreen but also the windows. And so, THE SMASHING COMPETITION BEGAN!!! My heart wept at this instance cos both Mr. Corolla and Mr. Nissan had women in the passenger’s seat. I’m safe to assume them as their wives. Now, Mrs. Corolla began screaming that she had a baby at the back seat. Mr. Nissan in a second opened the back door, took out the baby (approx. a year old) with his other hand, glass all over the baby’s head, handed the baby to her mother, closed the door and continued smashing!!! Father have Mercy!!! What kind of Lekki traffic is this?!! And so, we passed the scene of the incident. These questions have been laid upon my heart first to answer and then to get as many people as possible to at least take a minute to reflect on them: How much do we value the resources God has given to us? How eager are we to let our feelings get the worst out of us? How do we value the words of those who God has placed in our lives when we all get drenched in emotions? I can only say Father Help me. Father help us!!!”

I’ve had my share of annoying moments on the road (who hasn’t?) but this here is totally crazy! What’s your take on it? Have you got any similar stories to share?

21 thoughts on “Road Rage!”
  1. Daisy 7th October 2015 on 11:08 am Reply

    LWKMD!

    Gosh…I have laughed so hard at this.
    I wonder how they both felt when they eventually calmed down and evaluated the damage caused in monetary terms

  2. website for business 14th July 2015 on 11:01 am Reply

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  3. Odai 25th June 2015 on 5:20 pm Reply

    Hahaha…

    This is funny to me because a cousin has been in a similar scenario.

    All merriment aside, I have a question for you. If you witnessed this why did you not do something to stop it?

    • Morolawun Akinsola
      Morolawun Akinsola 25th June 2015 on 9:46 pm Reply

      I did not witness it, someone else did. If I had, I would not have gotten involved. Two grown men decided to have a smashing competition with no regard for those closest to them at that point (the women in their cars, one with a baby). I think it is safe to say that in such a situation, any involvement from an outside party should at least involve a taser! I’m guessing it would be illegal for me to have one.

  4. tommy 24th June 2015 on 2:52 pm Reply

    wonders shall never end……. Dear Lord, pls help this generation and fill us with the fruits of the Spirit…….Amen

  5. adewole 23rd June 2015 on 12:40 pm Reply

    Hehehehehehehe…only in las gidi baby…home of the most insane people in d world…beht oooo, why mr nissan no comot him motor…a simple apology (which may not even have been from the heart) would have doused the looming fire….

  6. Choc 22nd June 2015 on 7:47 pm Reply

    This funny and not funny. That is if there is anything like that. These two guys should have at least respected the women they both have in their cars. Like the Bible advised, you can get angry but learn to put it in check. Anger does more harm than good.

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    • Morolawun Akinsola
      Morolawun Akinsola 17th June 2015 on 2:39 pm Reply

      I am glad this post was helpful. The original post was on Facebook.
      Thank you

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  11. 1811 14th June 2015 on 10:23 am Reply

    Well, anger is almost faster than the speed of light if it’s not checked. However; the best way to scold anger is to ensure the pain felt after such stupid act is so “grave” that such a person will pray never to have a next time being ANGRY

  12. mosky 13th June 2015 on 5:24 pm Reply

    Anger leads to over reaction which in turn does nobody any good.
    It’s always too late to make amends in these scenarios but I hope both men and we readers have learnt vital lessons here.

    Mr Nissan should have at least acted like he was concerned even he really wasn’t; all these would never have happened if only he wound down to ‘hear Mr Corolla’ out.

    On the other hand, Mr Corolla could have simply moved on with the small scratch but no, he had to make a statement; now he has to deal with more car issues.

    Lesson: Nothing is worth getting angry over; just walk away to cool off. (My 2cents)

    Nice piece Morola!

  13. Victoria 11th June 2015 on 1:02 am Reply

    Haha!! Laughter for day!!
    Granted those two are complete idiots.
    In my opinion it’s just two idiots with and oversized bruised egos having a monkey fight. A reasonable person would have ignored it.
    There’re so many people that Park their Cars and come back to find scratches on them- what do you want those ones to do?

  14. bis 10th June 2015 on 11:09 pm Reply

    I think both men were insane and needed a reason to let out some frustrations. Especially the one with a baby in the car. Most of all I feel sorry for the women in their cars. If they are girlfriends, my advice is that they take to their heels. But if they are wives…. well… they have my sympathy. The true test of a real man is that he has mastered (in control of) of emotions.

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