I had my inlaw’s camera cuz I was taking the wedding photos last weekend. Upon coming back to campus, I forgot the charger at home and lied to him that I had it with me- I will just hand it to him over the weekend. -STUPID MISTAKE 1.
Instead of telling my mam to send it asap, I lounged the whole week and come friday evening, my inlaw gives me the news that the camera is to be used by a group of his workmates for a work trip the next morning. So I call home asap and tell mam to send it with the evening bus which will arrive next morning and I will pick up the parcel and no one will know I didnt actually have it!
I told mam to send it with CHANNIA- STUPID MISTAKE NO. 2- (P.S- CHANNIA is the crappiest of all buses that go from Mombasa to Nairobi. Crappy, dangerous driving but then, its a parcel, and its the nearest bus at home so…)
I wake up at 9 knowing the parcel has arrived at Ruiru. Cup of tea and a pancake- minutes later and am in Ruiru and my name isn’t on their list of parcels! Since these channias are so fucking plenty, i tell myself not to panic and go check another of their offices.
Nothing. Infact, the morning bus which is supposed to reach at 8 hasn’t reached yet. Its now almost 11.30 am and my in law’s workmate is bound to call anytime now to meet up with me so I can give him the camera charger.
I pray EARNESTLY that they are running veeeery late. I have a good mind of switching off my phone, but that would be too obvious. I could block the workmate who is suppoesd to call me and blame it on the network though! :-)) . Great idea- if push comes to shove.
Fingers crossed, I go back to the first office to ask again. I make her call all the offices involved and in the end, it turns out my parcel did pass through here. Only, now its gone to Thika! THIKA!
I have never been to Thika! I don’t even know where to alight!!!
Am so angry I want to cry! Thank goodness for my hat- and glasses. No one saw the tears that came to my eyes [I did not cry! I was close but I DID NOT CRY!#honest :-(]
So I get charged extremely high fare cuz there’s so many people at the bus stop and less cars. I sit nextt to this lady who I chat up and she tells me that I wont get lost once I alight cuz the booking office is just around there. That sets my mind to rest a little.
I am glad I know the parcel is there but I still plan a rant in my head for whoever is in that office! Just wait till I get there!
Times ticking and all I am hoping is that my in-law’s workmate wont call anytime soon cuz Thika is FAR!
And BEAUTIFUL once we arrive. I am shocked! Thika looks AWESOME! and VAST- and URBAN! I actually want to look around!
Of course I can’t so I search for the parcel office and find it and the moment I see my parcel, the rant I had prepared vaporises and I just want my parcel and to get the fuck out of here!
I didn’t expect any less from Channia. They are always money oriented- it doesn’t matter what inconveniences you go through cuz of their stupidity.
Success story though. I managed to meet up with the guy(he’s quite hot ;-)) and hand over the charger and on my way back, discovered market! Shopping is therapy (i am living proof!) And now I am dead broke cuz of all the fare I had to spend but what the heck! I found a new shopping area, got me nice hats- and I have a date with Thika! Must go there when I am not rushing to correct a stupid mistake!
Channia you wasted me big time but I got me hats in the process BIATCHEZ!