1 Riding the Boda-boda on free gear
This is when a boda-boda operator charges you excess and blames it on high fuel prices, yet he was on free gear for most of the ride.
2 Matatu touts
Has a tout ever rushed you to board the matatu “twendetwende” only for the matatu to stay at the stage for another 10 minutes? And worse still rush you to alight from the matatu at your stage again? I was patient when you were looking for more passengers the least you can do is let both my feet touch the ground before you zoom off.
3 Human roadblock
There you are, walking on the sidewalk and then the person in front of you just stops dead in his tracks to says high to “a long lost friend.” They don’t even bother to move aside. Come on people, some little courtesy.
4 Man spread in matatus
You board a matatu, and you sit next to someone. This person insists on spreading his legs to almost half your chair. I would understand if it were a plus size dude, but noo… is it some complex? One seat per person…. In the US man-spreading was so rampant that people were actually jailed for it.
5 Standing Too close to you in a queue
This is possibly the most annoying thing ever!! You are at a bank or fast food restaurant queuing, waiting for your turn. But the person behind you insists on getting so close to you that you can feel their junk or boobs. Is it intentional? Is the person so impatient that they think this will somehow make the queue move faster?
6 Booking seats
Be it in clubs or matatus people have this thing of placing their bags on an extra seat for a “coming friend”.
The worst people are those who come alone and put a bag on one chair and their jacket on another and place the third seat really close to them.
If your friends really cared that much about you, they would probably come with you. You're their chauffer... thats what you are… And a pain to everyone else in the place…
7 Loud music in cars and campus rooms
I have a theory: those people in campus hostels, who used to play deafening music, face their speakers outside and open their windows are probably the same people who lower all their car windows and blast music… still a theory.
8 Pop up ads
Have you ever visited a site and it has over 100 pop up ads? Research shows that pop up ads are fast outpacing slow internet as the most annoying thing.
9 Cutting through queues
You are patiently queuing, and this time instead of someone poking their junk on your back, they think they are invisible and just cut the queue…. No word. No gesture…no nothing!!