Karu is such a lovely place. More lovely when it rains. There is no noise, but folks like Akara vendors still go about their business as usual seeing as it’s a Saturday.
Mum is headed to church and so I hop into the car because I need my weekly fix of Maman Shem’s Massa, it’s my addiction. We are on our way, navigating the left turn from NIA’s gate and then we sight a lady in front.
Mum goes, ‘Ucha to inem ize ka shi iver ka’?
‘what’s this woman doing in the rain’?
I asked if she wanted to help the woman, I was hoping mama had gotten over her little fear…
‘Pick her? What is she doing in the rain? Please oh Makcit, my life’
I looked through the side mirror and I noticed that the next car, a Toyota Sienna, also passed the lady without slowing down.
I may be living in my own idealistic world here, but what would you do?
Would you give the woman a ride? Or has the world gotten so bad that empathy is lost?