We are waiting for Lorenzo outside the gate of his house. It is a sunny day. The road is a narrow cul-de-sac so we need a U-turn to get back to the main road and drive to our destination.
The street is unusually packed, with yellow taxies and private cars randomly parked on both sides of the road.
We decide to turn the car while waiting. Zamarei drives ahead, there seems to be no available space to turn. Until we see a large green gate, it is open and leads to a private house. It is not the most conventional of solutions, but Zamerai decides to pull in the driveway and then reverse. It looks like a posh household, there are several big cars in the courtyard.
In front of us, a massive white SUV with an unusual sticker on the windshield.
“Is this Obama?” – I almost shout.
Zamerai burst out laughing.
It indeed looks like Obama. In a gansta rapper style. He has a chain around his neck, what may be a leather jacket and a titled baseball cap with a graffiti-like tag that seems to read BLACK RULES!
We can’t stop laughing.
“Can you believe it, Zamerai?”
Lorenzo finally arrives and I ask him to go and check the sticker out. Him and Zamerai come back giggling.
“You know what I think?”, Zamerai tells us. “The driver of the car doesn’t even know that this is Obama, do you think he would put the sticker on otherwise? On the side window there is the picture of a footballer, Ronaldo or something. I really think the driver thinks that that one is a sportsman!’