Whenever dad's not around, I commute. I prefer riding a jeep because it's an inexpensive way to tour the city... unless if you live ten boondocks away from downtown.
|Jeepney rides are fun! (Photo credit)|
But sometimes there are some reasons why I sometimes hate commuting. No, it's not about how small or old the jeep is, it's the people whom I share a seat inside!
Here are some nosy people that I hate to be with inside the jeep. You might as well encounter some of them in one of your future rides!
These are people who do not pass your fare to Manong Driver, no matter HOW KIND YOU ARE (see also: saying please before passing your fare)! I had an awful experience about this.
I was on my way to school (UP) from SM City Davao. I grabbed my coin purse and handed over my fare to a lady who sat next to me. I even said "bayad nako oh, palihog lang" politely. Then this bitch just stared at my hand and didn't bother at all. Worse, she even pretended to sleep!!! Uggghhh! Good thing, another passenger next to her grabbed my fare and handed it over to Manong Driver.
Who are you, woman?!
2) "I'm a big man, so I'll sit like a boss..."
Honestly, this kind of passenger is ruthless and selfish. One time, I was on my way to Ayala Abreeza when this man hailed the jeep and sat next to me. We were eight and the jeep was almost full. There were only two seats left at our side. I was actually sitting comfortably until this big man sat beside me... with legs wide open. Jesus Christ. I politely told him that he should sit properly. But meh, either he's not listening to me or worse, deaf... or...
You do not own the jeep, mister.
3) "From head to toe..."
It's perfectly normal when a passenger stare at you for a few seconds. Baka malay mo, kakilala ka niya pala! But to glare you from head to toe? Jesus Christ. There was one time when this lady glared at me from head to toe after entering the jeep. Of course, I got caught off guard and got conscious. I swear to the Holy Cows, I didn't know her and I am not wearing anything that would raise one's eyebrow. That. Old. Bitch.
It's quite insulting actually.
4) "We love each other and we're gonna spread love inside!"
There's nothing wrong when you hold your partner's hand inside the jeep. But to make harutan, kagatan and laplapan (lol instense) inside the jeep? God. Guys, show some respect. Girls, show some decency, please. Do not act as if nagshu-shooting kayo ng music video ng You and Me Against The World.
You can show your affection to other places, but please not inside the jeep! It's so... cheap and so... wrong in many ways.
5) "I feel like a princess, so I'll sit like a princess!"
This is similar to #2 but this time, it's a lady who sits in a number four position, pa-sideways pa! I don't have any problems with that kind of sitting position, that is if there are only few people inside the jeep. There was this particular lady who doesn't seem to care. AT. ALL. The conductor had repeatedly said "Miss, sibugi lang!" (Translate: Miss, you better move your ass now) to her.
Lorjisas, help me!
6) "Blabber mouth. Yakiti-yakiti-yak!"
Don't get me wrong. It's pretty normal when you talk to someone inside the jeep, but please minimize your voice. We do not want to eavesdrop, but I surmise you're inviting us to do it!
One sunny afternoon, a girl in uniform from a prestigious university here in Davao hailed a jeep and was busy talking to the phone. The jeep that time didn't have any music. All you can hear is the occasional honking of the cars on the road and her telephone conversation with someone. I guess she's talking to her group mate.
"As in? Hala ka, ka-bugo mo lagi ay! Diba gi-sabi ko sa iyo na wag muna i-pass yung project natin? Ano ka man uy! Ka-samok mo ba!"
Now, everyone inside the jeepney knew that her group mate is dumb. Poor group mate.
If you have an encounter with any of these scumbags, please call 911 or share your experiences here. Happy commuting... and good luck!