So I was up and about today, and after a little hustle, I spotted a troski(means of public transport) that was sure to take me home. As I waited for it to load, I saw something ‘strange’ and very interesting! It was a man selling ice cream (that sounds normal huh?) what made it interesting, was the fact that, this man, obviously, had a problem with his left leg. So he had a walking stick, in his right hand, to support him, and at the same time, his left hand was raised to support the box of Ice Cream he carried on his head, to prevent it from falling off! (I wanted to take a quick picture, but my hands were busing, trying to empty the sachet of water into my thirsty ‘body’ and at the same time, trying to hold firmly to the door of the troski, so I don’t fall out as it moved)
I don’t get to see this often in Accra. I’m so used to the angry so-called-disabled-beggars on the street, who come slightly limping, towards you, to ask for money, and when you bravely say no (because really, they don’t look disabled at all!) then they switch from: sweetly-pathetically-begging, into-angry-and-ready-to-smash-your-face-who-the-heck-do-u-think-u-are? attitude. Ha! That’s a lot of words to describe the evolving kind of ‘disabled’ people in Accra!
*NB: if u visit a ‘local’ bar, for instance, HOMETOUCH around Circle(a popular place in Accra), you’ll be shocked to see these same ‘disabled’ fellows, drinking their hearts out, dancing smoothly without their ‘limp’ and and rubbing their hard manly features, off some gurl’s soft butt!hehehe