I hate people who…

I love Kinyarwanda as a language but that love stops the moment someone stupidly utters the word ‘ihangane’, which means many things but is annoyingly used to address all forms of inefficiency in the form of “bear with us or be patient.” Many times you get a service and the service provider is busy throwing these ihanganes in your face without fixing the problem. Instead of customer care, we are left to listen to ihangane, ihangane, ihangane. No, The Hater is tired of this nonsense! 

…constantly give the same answer for inefficiency - ihangane. I love Kinyarwanda as a language but that love stops the moment someone stupidly utters the word ‘ihangane’, which means many things but is annoyingly used to address all forms of inefficiency in the form of “bear with us or be patient.” Many times you get a service and the service provider is busy throwing these ihanganes in your face without fixing the problem. Instead of customer care, we are left to listen to ihangane, ihangane, ihangane. No, The Hater is tired of this nonsense! 

…sell food but charge you extra once you ask to take it with you. I have come to the conclusion that some business owners may have lots of money on their bank accounts but just empty space between their ears. I am talking about the stupid jokers that charge you extra once you ask to take food with you. Why don’t you just set a price that includes the packaging? How come when I ask for mineral water and then say I am leaving you do not charge me for the bottle? What is this nonsense? And how did you expect to serve food without a package in the first place? Just like you bought your plates for those who sit and eat, you should not charge me for aluminium foil. After all I am not going to eat it as well. Can someone cancel the trading licences of such fools please? 

…fail to plan and then expect you to be helpful. I am really sick and tired of boarding a taxi then it gets a problem and the driver is like, “please get out and push so I can start the car…” Dude, I boarded your vehicle because I thought you would get me to my destination. If I had wanted to go to the gym to lift weights I would have done just that. And how do you expect me to push your vehicle and yet at the end of the day I still have to pay you if the car moves. What kind of foolishness are you trying to pull off here? Drivers who fail to take their cars to the garage for service ought to be slapped with a spanner on their heads. 

…pretend to care so much about another person’s business. Have you ever been in a half-full commuter taxi while rushing for an appointment and one of the passengers insists that it stops and even reverses to pick up a passenger? Such Mother Theresa-wannabes always make me want to punch them in the teeth. You are already seated in a moving car but pretending to be very concerned that the vehicle should be full as if the owner will share with you the profits at the end of the day. Some of us just want to get to our destinations and are not bothered by such nonsense. These are the same guys who used to ask questions when the teacher was leaving. 

…get hold of your phone and ask you how much it costs. For sure, mobile phones have proved to be the biggest inspiration for some people’s stupidity. Some want to check your messages or photos while others think it is cool to check how much airtime you have left. With password protection one can survive some of this indiscipline but fools never tire. Of late I have noticed a new tribe of stupidity. There are idlers who, on holding your phone, immediately ask you how much it costs. I always just tell them I am not selling and if they want to know its price they should go to the shop and ask. How come I did not touch your fake hair and ask how much it costs? 

 

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