Let Your Car Be Bumped! It Is Ok

The trouble with congested cities is, well, exactly that - congestion. Welcome to Kampala and all the pressure it exerts on even the most laid-back of souls. A few weeks ago, I stationed my car in the parking yard of a big shopping complex. I returned, opened the door, and as it swung open, it brushed, ever so subtly, the side mirror of a vehicle that had inched itself next to mine in the few minutes I was away. I was nonplussed and as I got set to drive off, up pops a security guard who takes a quick look at my door and the side mirror, and detains me.