Lagos Accomodation Blues: I found a used condom sitting pretty on my window
Some Nigerians are just crazy. Sometimes, the way some Nigerians behave make me think if truly we are all human beings. In Lagos for that matter, some people just behave like complete animals.
I was looking outside my one of my windows(save the description – just like the one above) over the weekend, and what did I see? At first, I thought it was some kind of a Lizard perched on the right window pane’s upper portion. I then thought it was dead. I have a mosquito net cover inside, so I went outside to see things properly.
Lo and behold, it was a used condom sack.
The thing was dry and looked like a busted ballon with some moisture still inside. I looked up and down, tried to imagine where the thing came from, the projectile / flight angle, etc.
How on earth could a used condom be perching on my window. No it wasn’t a baloon. This one is a condom. Damn! What if someone else had seen it and kept quiet. My whole reputation could be ruined already for something I dont know anything about. God forbid bad thing!
The most probable location would be from my neighbors house – the compound beside ours – on our right-hand side. Its a 4-storey building, and the guys that live in their 4th flour whose window towers above mine there are all yahoo boys. There is no other house anywhere the thing could have flown from and definitely nobody would throw a used condom from downstairs all the way upstairs – just for the sake of disposing it. It had to be the other way around.
I’ve talked about them (those yahoo boys) before somewhere on this blog. They are a bunch of guys wearing flashy clothes, driving flashy cars, around the neighborhood and all jobless. I have completed all the research I need to about them and its this: 99% of any lady wearing skimpy clothes passing in front of our own compound are either coming from / going to my neighbors compound – where these yahoo boys live. These boys are usually seen in front of their compound sitting on their cars, smoking, talking about girls, movies and whatever. The police have been there several times for “raids” (so I heard) but these boys are still in active buisness. Anytime something happens, there will be a large crowd in front of their house, and some days later, everything will be back to normal.
I have been wondering how the other tenants there feel. And is it not very bad that someone would use a condom and not know the way to the dustbin?, he would rather open the window and fling the thing out of the window? There was nothing I could do, I couldn’t go to their house and start accusing anyone – it would seem very ridiculous. Anyway, I tried finding a stick and lifting the thing off my window pane to throw by the side of the house.
I think its time for landlords to implement phsycological evaluation as part of the requirements for tenanthood in Lagos state. We can’t just continue like this.
If you found a used condom sitting on your window pane, what would you do?