6 ridiculous seatmates that will make you never want to board a trotro

6 ridiculous seatmates that will make you never want to board a trotro

Commercial vehicles, especially trotro and taxis, are popular means of transportation in Ghana.

Many people do not enjoy using them because they are mostly rickety and it is inconvenient being transported in them. However, they are affordable, so commuters tend to prefer them to taxis and 'okadas', which are relatively expensive.

READ ALSO: Being a driver in Kumasi or Accra will teach you new life lessons

Here are six ridiculous seatmates that will make you never want to board a trotro

1. The nosy passengers

6 ridiculous seatmates that will make you never want to board a trotro

This person is probably the worst ever. They would be stretching their neck over your shoulder to make out what you're doing on your mobile phone. The worst ones would probably start "umming" and "ahhing" in reaction to what you're typing.

2. The storytelling passengers

6 ridiculous seatmates that will make you never want to board a trotro

This person will totally bombard you with stories of their escapades and past experiences that you are not even interested yet. The weirdest thing is he is shouting directly into your ears as if he’s preaching in church.

READ ALSO: 7 incredibly SHARP ways to be romantic when you’re a broke Ghanaian

3. The passengers who eat in the trotro

6 ridiculous seatmates that will make you never want to board a trotro

They carry drinks and loads of snacks with them into the trotro. And they would be chewing the food loudly as if they had been starving for the past 14 days.

4. The sleeping passengers

6 ridiculous seatmates that will make you never want to board a trotro

A short drive from Madina to Accra Central can turn into a 3-hour bout of hell when your trotro seatmate decides to find solace in sleep. And it gets worse when there is the kind to snore or drool.

5. The DJ passengers

6 ridiculous seatmates that will make you never want to board a trotro

He/she listens to music on the loud speaker and not through the earphones. He doesn’t care that other passengers might not be conversant with the language in which the song is sung. He also assumes everyone loves the type of music he’s playing loudly on the phone. It’s even worse if he sings along, loudly.

6. The commenting passengers

6 ridiculous seatmates that will make you never want to board a trotro

These are some two or three people sitting right behind you and making sure the nonsense they are conversing or arguing about is heard by every soul sitting in the vehicle.

READ ALSO: 9 things about the new BRT buses that will make you hop on every day

What else do you learn from driving Accra? Send us a message via Twitter or Facebook or even to our email address, info@yen.com.gh.

You can also read about the 10 words that every Ghanaian uses everyday.

Related news

Nana Akufo Addo is now President Elect, see how Van Vicker and Berla Mundi publicly congratulated him

Nana Akufo Addo is now President Elect, see how Van Vicker and Berla Mundi publicly congratulated him

Check out Van Vicker and Berla Mundi's congratulations to President Elect, Nana Akufo Addo