Ain’t No Love in the Heart of Nairobi..

I was waltzing down the streets of the city; on my way to pay bills and become broke again; when I noticed a man jump out his vehicle and begin pushing another car that had stalled. ‘Wow, it’s been a while since I saw such selfless charity.’ I watched him try and fail. He was old and heavy and the car was older and heavier. This did not stop him from pushing the immobile hunk of junk with all his might. Inspired, I strapped my backpack on tight and joined in pushing.

As the car finally began rolling forward by the centimeter, I felt a sense of accomplishment. The driver – an old wrinkly lady – yelled thank yous as the other pusher gave me a severely angry look. Odd. Had I not just helped this man? Continue reading