Grass (Saturday, 2010 August 21)

August 21, 2010

As Claire writes, it turns out that putting clumps of dirt/grass in the road is a signal to drive slowly here. I got to see it in action on the bus ride out of town when we drove past a few such clumps in the road, marking the site of a fascinating accident where two trucks apparently careened off the road and flipped over. Lots of people were hanging out and trying to salvage the contents.

At other times we passed buses that had suffered other bizarre fates. Some had run off the road, one looked shredded. One looked like it had been stripped and then set on fire. Kind of ominous. But don’t worry, guys, there’s cheerful Nigerian pop playing!

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