As e-ticketing and census drama heats up
Chill Out Mada!
Bula Vinaka, October!
2Bags knows that most of the grog talanoa sessions in the past few weeks focused around two things - the long questions by the census officials and the e-ticket ‘no bus fare paidar’ saga.
A friend shared how her aunt from Matuku made her day with her responses to the census officials.
Official: O cei so a moce eke nai ka 17 ni siga ni vula qo? (Who all slept in this house on the 17th of this month)
Aunt: Kemudou!! Ko cei me nanuma jiko a tamata ma moce i vanai na siga kowa. A cava du tala mai kina e dua na siga ga moi me mai taro? Koi sa oji tale e rua na macawa du qai mai via kila. Yali! Yali! Ko au sa ta nanuma. (How do you expect me to recall who all slept here in this house on the 17 of this month? Why didn’t you send someone on that same day to come ask me that same question? Its after 2 weeks now. No! No! I cannot recall.) Official: Au kerekere e rawa niu vakabira madaga na sticker qo me kilai ni dou sa wili oti. (Can I please attach this sticker so that it indicates you have already been accounted for?) Aunt: Me kabi e vei? (Where are you going to stick it?) Official: E mata ni katuba ga. (just by the door) Aunt: oi, au kaya ga ko sa kaya me kabi tu i yadrequ. (oh I thought you were going to stick it on my forehead.) Lol!! Meet the Lauans!
Taki! Taki! Have a bowl for Nau who was the only one home when the census officials visited.
Remember if you are travelling far to have that tsunami mix with a friend or just a baby mix near by, that we are now using plastic money – yes am talking about your e-tickets. Don’t get too grog doped and give your saqamoli for your bus fare because that is the time you will ride in the luggage compartment of the bus – as was the case in Taveuni..Lolz!! When you are ready to return to your castle after your grog session, keep your e-ticket handy if not you will be counted as bus luggage or if not be ready to ‘walk selina walk’ all the way home.