Saturday, June 02, 2007
Riding the Fiji buses
Perhaps the politics in Fiji is like riding one of the Fiji buses. The old driver of last year had to manoevre over many potholes, put up with overweight luggage, some people who skipped on paying fares, a few chooks, and on some occasions many passengers telling him where to go, where they wanted to go, and advice about taking short cuts or dodgy bridges. Trying to please everyone surely gave that driver a huge headache. Now we have a new driver this year and he of course has the same problem, lots of passengers yelling at him, criticizing him, telling him to go slower, to watch the bends, not to drive on the wrong side, and there are still the passengers who think they know everything.
One trip I made from Nadi to Suva was a bit strange. A video was shown to the docile passengers - that one called Speed with Sandra Bullock in it - about a speeding bus. Well, I hope that the Fiji bus will soon slow down and safely take the passengers to a good destination!