So, the people in the back of the marshrutka did have to get out first! Of course! What did they do? --unloaded everyone in the aisle to the point where those who needed to could squeeze out, then they all got back in, and off we went!
And, I didn't get any flowers today! But I didn't have to pay for the marshrutka either way to or from Zugdidi! On my way out of the village, my school director paid my fare, and on my way home, the driver wouldn't take my money! Such generosity!