Tuesday, June 30, 2009


I believe dumping in this case rubbish is one of the worst habits one can possess. As any human being i aint perfect but i try not to dump just like many Ugandans do. I chew alot but make sure i always throw the gum whose sugar is finished in a rubish dump after properly wrapping it. When i was still a smoker i always made sure i had an ashtray at hand and properly dispossed off the butt in this case that of the cigarette or threw it away in a rubbish can.
However, last weekend on my way to work i diverted from my normal practices. After loading my fon, i threw the scratch card on a heap of rubbish an old lady had compiled around The New Vision offices. This wasn't so bad as the old lady was going to properly dispose off the rubbish. Imagine my shock when a few steps forward i realise the airtime hadn't loaded. Two things run through my head; go back and search for the scratch card or simply move on and regard it as one of the day's losses. The first option looked the best for me so i turned to go back. To my horror i see two very beautiful ladies standing just next to the pile of rubbish. There was no way i was going to go through this rubbish in search of my card while they watched. I proceed to office but 10 minutes after am out again to salvage my A.T. This time i find only a group of cab drivers and i thought with them there was nothing to loose. I get closer to the heap and all i could see were about 30 scratch cards which meant finding mine out of all this was an impossibility. And that is how my weekend of losses started.

How about people who eat on public commuters. You board a taxi and yo neighbour retrieves 2 boiled eggs from his trouser pocket for the guys or handbag for the ladies. Gross; right? However, doesn't beat my friend's tale of his most horrible journey on a public commuter. No sooner had their vehicle started moving when his neighbour started fidgiting with his bag and removed a small package carefully wrapped in a newspaper. With a beaming smile dude unwraps a ka-fried fish. He happly starts munching away while tactfully screening and sorting the bu-bones from the flesh with his tongue and spitting em out through the window. There is that tribe of people so obssessed with fish, i wont mention.

Am also one of those Ugandans who are in full support of the government's ban on importation of used fridges, computers, and other electricals. Dude, this was another form of dumping as most of those items were so old and rotten. Anyone in doubt should come i take him to a place with BLACK and WHITE computer monitors.

What do yu guys think?