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A Lagosian Shares His Experience With A Street Hawker, Starts A Campaign by Nobody: 12:35pm On Sep 06, 2020
A Lagos based man Victor Ekuase has shared his experience with a hawker. According to him:

“While in a public transport today, a woman on my row started begging people for financial assistance.

The man sitting directly in front of me dug hand in his wallet and gave her N500, then others followed, she eventually got over a thousand naira within that short period.

Not long after that, the same man that gave this woman N500 then wanted to buy a bottled water, and the hawker had to run to catch up with us because the man wanted to give him N100 and he had to collect his N50 change first before handing him the N100.

The scenario touched me!

Immediately, I requested for a bottle too and gave the guy 200!

A woman beside me shouted...Ahh, let him give you your change first before giving him money���!!

She looked at me as if I'm a "mutula", a new person in Lagos wey dem never show�.

As the guy was struggling to run and give me change, I bade him good bye not to worry!

The most touching part of the story is, even when I thought we've left this guy far behind as the traffic had moved, he ran to still catch up with the bus and prayed wholeheartedly in show of appreciation!

You know why?? He knows the value of that money, he knows how much bottle or sachet of water he would sell running from bus to cars before getting that.

The woman who saw me as mutula eventually went speechless!

Lesson passed in the bus! Simple��

We all feel comfortable giving beggars big money but find it difficult leaving small change for genuine hustlers.

We unconsciously encourage begging at the expense of those who work so hard, that's why you see corporate beggars increasing on a daily basis on the streets of Nigeria

Pls, I want to use this opportunity to start a #LeaveTheChangeForHawkers campaign.

If you share my sentiment, pls share this post and spread love and encouragement for the street hustlers.

Please, next time you buy something inside traffic or anywhere from these street hawkers, leave the change if you have more in your pocket,

May God bless us more as we do!
AMEN
Appreciate those in Labour.”

What do you think?

Lalasticlala mynd44 seun

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Re: A Lagosian Shares His Experience With A Street Hawker, Starts A Campaign by Mindlog: 12:40pm On Sep 06, 2020
A good idea.
Re: A Lagosian Shares His Experience With A Street Hawker, Starts A Campaign by Wizklynd23(m): 12:41pm On Sep 06, 2020
Wow what a great experience..
meanwhile Check my signature to buy Tron coin at sweet rate
Re: A Lagosian Shares His Experience With A Street Hawker, Starts A Campaign by majamajic(m): 12:42pm On Sep 06, 2020
Nice
Re: A Lagosian Shares His Experience With A Street Hawker, Starts A Campaign by Nobody: 12:47pm On Sep 06, 2020
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Re: A Lagosian Shares His Experience With A Street Hawker, Starts A Campaign by decatalyst(m): 1:04pm On Sep 06, 2020
This post makes so much sense.


We walk into a store (mall, supermarket) and pick items already labelled...pay without arguing even when we know the price is high compared to getting the same items at a street grocery store or main market.

But we price the cost price out of the goods we want to buy from struggling hawkers.

We need paradigm shift!

This life no balance true true
Re: A Lagosian Shares His Experience With A Street Hawker, Starts A Campaign by flyingpig: 1:10pm On Sep 06, 2020
decatalyst:
This lost makes so much sense.


We walk into a store (mall, supermarket) and pick items already labelled...pay without arguing even when we know the price is high compared to getting the same items at a street grocery store or main market.

But we price the cost price out of the goods we want to buy from struggling hawkers.


This life no balance true true
Very wicked world
Re: A Lagosian Shares His Experience With A Street Hawker, Starts A Campaign by Nobody: 1:51pm On Sep 06, 2020
Lalasticlala mynd44

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