Trouble by the Tankful

It's a Sunday, and Lekan Busari and Alhaji Adigun are chatting near the entrance of their local service station. The two friends know that the queue to fill their gas tanks will be shorter on the day of rest. "People are in church," says Busari, a mechanical engineer in the southern Nigerian city of Ibadan. "The wait is only about an hour." Just then a car cuts in front of them in the queue, sparking a cacophony of angry shouts and earsplitting horns. "What's he doing there?" demands Busari. "Does he have no patience?"

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