Believe it or not – joyrides are best enjoyed in taxis or buses. Imagine free random comedy and drama on your way to or back from a long day. Spotting different people and being in a position to create new relationships from small talk.
Contrary to popular belief, owning a private car is more stressful than using public transport. Especially now that our current president is the king of inflation. Don’t get me wrong but long drives along the mountains and the shorelines are for upper class individuals. Paying at least R30 to get to the next town sounds like a dream in an economy like ours. Taxis do not only offer cheaper mobility and free entertainment. But if you choose the right seat, who knows? You could find yourself with the love of your life. The cutest stories are ones that are found in unconventional places.
The power of small talk should never be underestimated. Where else to practice that power other than the most public spaces? A future business partner could be sitting right next to you and you would not know it unless you spark conversation and find that you have the same business interests.
This is to remind young adults who are at risk of falling for the “when are you getting your own car” trap. If you cannot afford it yet, enjoy the perks of a public commuter.
By Destiny Manda