Living Vicariously As A Peripatetic Shutterbug

{ More musings from the Cantankerous Old Mule }

When one needs seven drivers and one (backward-facing) navigator

After the serious nature of yesterday’s post, I felt we needed a bit of levity today.

I love scenes like this on Tana’s streets. They don’t exactly make for free-flowing traffic – with trucks, cars, buses and other carts backed up for hundreds of metres and sometimes kilometres behind “vehicles” like this one. But the laughs more than make up for the frustration of being stuck in a traffic jam.

I would love to know the role of the guy on the roof. To add weight over the cart’s axle? As a lookout for cops or low-flying aircraft, perhaps? Motivator?

Cart car 1


Cart car 2


4 comments on “When one needs seven drivers and one (backward-facing) navigator

  1. madasue
    April 29, 2015

    Now if only sights like these were rarer occurrences here…..

  2. There_Lot
    April 29, 2015

    Pole…pole…tomorrow is another day..

    • Robin
      April 29, 2015

      In Madagascar that’s “mora mora” … I guess there’s a way to say “doing things slowly/tomorrow’s another day” in every language.

  3. Jem
    April 29, 2015

    That isn’t accurate, Uncle Rob, Often it isn’t worth the laugh to wait for ages. Sometimes you just shout at the morons who do such a silly thing.

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