Mini-buses in Ethiopia
- They play music with very poor quality players. They never stop playing even if the speakers doesn’t produce the real sound.
- They shout “Yemola” and stop wherever they want to add more people. But they usually hesitate to take you off.
- They respect traffic rules only when traffic-police is around.
- They don’t give you 5cents change no matter the price is
- “Weyalawoch” don’t like to tell you where they will go after their next stop
- They usually argue with callers to turn off their own radio. (someone once said, “it is the neighbors’”.. really? How close is your house from the neighbors?)
- They cut a playing music for advertisements.
- The presenters mix languages.
- They don’t play metal music. (may be , Afro105.2 FM)
- They usually air same programs in the same time.
- Security: Women can usually pass without checking.
- “Passion for bureaucracy”: you need to have a rubber stamp wherever you go . Check this article!! http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/8189145.stm )
- AAU guards order you to get out of your car for checking. But they don’t check the car. (If you bring a tank, they will only check you and give you a pass🙂
- Most restaurants they don’t place toilet papers in the toilets.
- Bars play music too loud that you can’t talk inside. TVs are always mute.