Public Transport Etiquette Every Nigerian Should Imbibe
Moving around with public transport, especially in a metropolitan city like Lagos, has become very annoying due to some passengers who lack courtesy.
Most users of public transport do not remember that they are in the midst of others and tend to act mannerlessly to the detriment of other passengers.
Every Nigerian commuter should imbibe these 26 public transport etiquette and save us all a lot of trauma…
1. If you must sleep, please arrange yourself well so you don’t start nodding off on everyone’s shoulders.
2. Do not chew gum loudly while in the bus.
3. If you must play music, please use earphones.
4. And when you notice that someone else is already playing music out loud, don’t start your own too and start confusing everyone’s ears.
5. Do not open only your own side of the window and seal off the other person in front – as if they are allergic to fresh air.
6. If you’re on the big side, please be considerate to the lighter people next to you don’t squash them just ’cause they look like stick #skinnylivesmattertoo.
7. Do not laugh loudly like a hyena (especially if you’re on a call).
8. Point taken we know you can sing, so please save your voice practical for your church rehearsals or your bathrooms.
9. If you start a small talk and it’s not getting on well do not push it.
10. Don’t assume everyone in the bus is Yoruba.
11. Mind your language, someone might be fasting next to you (all ye public cursers).
12. Be your brother’s keeper if you’ve heard that a particular person needs to stop somewhere, if they dose off, it wouldn’t kill you to wake them up so they don’t miss their stop.
13. Because someone is indecently dressed does not give you the license to disrespect them.
26 Public Transport Etiquette Nigerians Should Imbibe
14. Don’t assume everyone is accommodating. So if you have excess luggage or plenty kids buy an extra seat if you can’t afford, ask nicely first and don’t insult them, if they refuse to help you lap your kid.
15. Avoid staring at people awkwardly.
16. Don’t disrespect a fellow passenger because she is a woman, married or unmarried.
17. If you have a cough, be courteous enough to own a handkerchief (don’t come and spread bacteria everywhere).
18. You know you have a leaky bladder, don’t eat the whole street before and while on the bus.
19. All you all who fart silently on buses, God is watching you (gross much).
20. Please avoid eating foods with very strong odours it might be irritating to some people.
21. Do not spit out of the window or blow your nose out of the window, that’s just disgusting.
22. Ladies please check that you’re wearing comfortable clothes, avoid embarrassment please. Lagosians, especially, can be very crude.
23. On no condition should you allow yourself to be dragged into a public fight especially on a bus.
24. If you have a sweaty body, please wear long sleeve or at least three-quarters or a scarf it’s not nice sweating all over other people.
25. Let’s be a bit tidy. Trash can be left on the bus, please don’t throw it out on the street. It could cause an accident.
26. Drivers, please you are driving human brings not cows or provisions, drive the vehicle with sense and caution and not like a wheelbarrow.