As far as we can remember, commuting in the Philippines have always been hell-like. It’s not just the heat and humidity we have to endure throughout the trip, it’s also the fact that it takes too long before we can actually catch a ride to our destination. Coupled with the unbelievable state of traffic on major roads, commuting has become even more stressful than our everyday work itself.
For sure, everyone here has experienced their temper going out of control because of the hassle of commuting. Waking up at 5AM and being stuck in traffic will no doubt push your patience to the limit, that is if you were able to successfully get a ride. Upon arriving at your destination, exhaustion has already filled your mind, and the work you’re about to do will be harder.
It’s the same situation when going home. Rush-hour afternoon commute is even worse, if that’s possible. You will have to deal with tremendously long lines, and sometimes even scrimmage and struggle for a seat in the public vehicle. Once you’re seated, the battle of patience continues; enduring long hours of sitting in a cramped, humid space is not an easy feat.
Recently, a video has made its rounds on social media in the Filipino community showcasing this situation. A passenger was throwing a fit in the footage and raising conflict with everyone there, why? Because of the seats in the jeepney.
The guy in the video screamed about how he was cramped when a new batch of passengers got up in the jeep. One other passenger couldn’t help but defend the person being apparently ‘bullied’. This just made the tantrum-throwing guy even angrier.
Kasi ikaw, sumasabat ka ng sumasabat hindi ka naman kausap!” The man kept on saying. “Wala kayong modo! Wala ng space gusto niyo pa diyang umupo,” he explained his fury in a not-so-calm way.
The user who posted the video said, “Wala daw kaming modo wala daw kaming pinag aralan, asus manong ikaw ang nang away sa amin tahimik kaming sumakay aba di syempre sasagot kami sayo sino ka para insultuhin kami!”
The argument in the jeepney went on and on and in circles until the man got tired of talking with the other passengers. Everyone looked uncomfortable in their seats as they watched the commotion reach the end.
Watch Video Here:
Eto yung gago na pagsakay lang namin sa tapat ng office nagalit kasi sinisiksik daw sya ang luwang naman ng upuan.Wala daw kaming modo wala daw kaming pinag aralan asus manong ikaw ang nang away sa amin tahimik kaming sumakay aba d syempre sasagot kami sau cno ka para insultuhin kami!Bakla din to nag feeling mayaman nag jeep pero puro reklamo nagtaxi ka sana ogag!
Posted by Ahya Eusebio Manlagñit on Friday, August 31, 2018
In the comments section of the post, everyone is united in their opinion that the man was in the wrong. His temper got to him and he started a conflict that should have not happened in the first place. I guess this just goes to show how intolerable and horrible our public transport system is, the heat and hassle of commuting probably went to his head which he chose to lash out to his fellow commuters.