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Jul 18, 2008

REPOST: THIS IS WHY IT'S BETTER TO COMMUTE

Yeah, I'm recycling posts. This is what you do when you're lazy (or if you hit a creative dead end). This was posted 2006, when no one was reading my blog. I thought why not, some of these anecdotes are tragic, but it's to my expense. Sorry. More senseless jibber-jabber from me. Enjoy!!!

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I've been a commuter since 6th grade, and there've been a few instances that I have shown my horns and tail. I am a nice guy in general, but then if provoked, I could be the long lost son of Lucifer himself. I'm tactless and brutally frank... I've made enemies back in the old days because I can't seem to take away the habit of keeping my mouth shut... But that's a whole different story...Today, I'm going to talk about my commuting horror stories...

STORY 1: I WAS TIPSY
So I was about to go home from a team-building (more like drinking party) in Makati. I rode the shuttle back to Parañaque and then there were these 2 pacoño girls who were in front of me... So the discussion goes like this (it was 2 years ago, so forgive me this is not accurate)...
Girl 1: I don't like sa Jollibee, kasi nakakasawa na food dun...
Girl 2: And I don't like the crowd noh. And di naman ako gutom eh...
Girl 1: Yeah, sa Starbucks na lang tayo... at least masarap pa pastries dun...
Girl 2: Right, and kahit bread land kainin naten, we always get full..(this conversation went on for like 5 minutes... it did not make sense... so finally...)
Me: Kaya kayo tumataba eh...(then there was like 30 seconds of silence...)
Girl 1: EXCUSE ME?!
Me: I'm s-s-so s-s-sorry miss, I'm drunk...
That's all I said, I don't remember if the girl slapped me, but I know the hour and a half long trip home was very uncomfortable... They stopped talking about food, but did not stop talking about my rudeness... Even the lady beside me was eyeing me cruelly... I think they all wanted throw me out of the van.

STORY 2: WHY I DON'T SLEEP IN BUSES ANYMORE
It's a habit of mine, since I take a bus ride going home, that I sleep for the greater part of it... And then there was this one time that I was really tired, I walked from the office to Megamall to the bus terminal (it was a long walk!!!), and I fell asleep... Moments later, I heard the ticket inspector saying "saan ang ticket ng boyfriend mo?" Then I felt my head being shrugged off by someone. Apparently, I slept on the shoulder of some guy that I didn't know... THat was embarrasing, (good thing I did not drool or something)... I think people around us were laughing... He did not notice also, cause I think he was asleep too... Or he liked it (hmmm...)

STORY 3: UNLUCKY WITH TAXI
I think that there's a conspiracy against me sometimes... I'm already late, but then on my way to work, every stoplight that we pass, when we're almost at the end of the road or street, the light turns red... As in EVERY SINGLE TIME!!! And then this dumbass driver has to take a different route going to EDSA... So instead of from Baclaran, we had to go to Buendia, then to some backalleys, leading to Magallanes then EDSA... My bill was already a hundred bucks and I'm not in the Makati Business District yet... I got off Ayala and took the MRT going to Ortigas... I just got out of the cab and threw away a hundred bucks... The sad part was, it was not even traffic in EDSA!!!

STORY 4: I DID NOT SAY THIS...
You know that in buses, there are seats that can accomodate 3 people and on the other side, can sit 2... So there was this one night, I was on my way to work and I sat on the 2 seater side. Along came this couple who didn't have anymore place to sit on because the bus was already almost full. The woman sat beside me, and the guy tried to sit on the other side. I don't know, but there are really these insensitive people who don't really budge so that others can take their seat (I also do that, but then again that's only if ugly people are trying to sit beside me... or people who smell like sweat)... So this guy got irritated with the woman because she wasn't moving, and said... "ANG TABA MO KASI EH!" I found that really hilarious, and I laughed. So the couple got off, leaving me to face the wrath of the immovable object... Yeah, I think I heard her chanting something in her native witch tongue... But that was uber-creepy... I wasn't able to look at her after that...

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What's your commuting horror story? Share mo naman...

12 comments:

dabo said...

ohh story one was really good..

sarap mang-okray ng mga feelingerang babae.. and i do think starbucks makes one fat..

gillboard said...

i agree. di ko lang alam kung bakit ko nasabi ng malakas yung iniisip ko... kakahiya kaya yun... lahat ng tao sa van sama ng tingin sakin.

oh well... alcohol and me, never a good combination.

Tisay said...

harharhar!

i like story four. i could just imagine a big woman hexing you, muttering (what-you-think-is) nonsense but really she's chanting some weird curse that'll make you a magnet for people who smell like sweat.

nyahahah!

gillboard said...

wag naman ganun!!! bwahahaha

Mugen said...

Basta ang ayaw ko sa jeep eh yung mga ayaw magabot ng pamasahe ng iba. Sobrang hassle.

wanderingcommuter said...

hahaha... i almost have the same stories especially the bus one. classic din yun for me!!

gillboard said...

mugen: haha... nakakaasar nga yun.. yung mga nagbibingi-bingihan.. isama yun sa mga kinakukulo ng dugo ko.

wcommuter: sarap kasi matulog pag mhaba biyahe. kaya mas gusto ko umupo sa pandalawahan.. iwas makatulog sa balikat ng ibang tao.

churvah said...

story 2- hehe, ayw ko na din kasi nakalampas ako sa bababaan ko.

commuter din ako at may ilan rin akong mga stories,like:

makasabay ng mamang lasing sa jeep na feeling ko eh anytime susuka infront of me.

makalimot ng sukli sa pamasahe ko.(which is madalas mangayri)

mag pa abot ng bayad pero sisimangutan muna...at

makasakay sa jeep na super bagal magpatakbo sabay pang nagmamadali ako.

Enday said...

waaah..

hanube!
grabe ka ah?
kakatuwa tong post na ito buti inulit mo..hmm...

kabadtrip imadyinin yung sa taxi!
hehe

pb said...

eto lang masasabi ko, mahilig din ako mag observe, at the same time eh nanghuhusga narin ako ng jurasic. haha. nakow... hehe. commuter din ako dahil takte, ayaw nila akong turuan mag drive. hihi.

gillboard said...

churvah:kaya masarap magcommute... pero minsan bibingo ka na sobrang ganda o pogi (in your case) ng makakasabay mo. tipong ang sarap istalk.

enday: kaya di ako nagtataxi... kapag malalate lang. hay!

pb: naku, mas praktikal magcommute ngayon kesa magdrive... welcome to my blog pala!!!

nudz kulots said...

haha, i lyk d stories,but anyway,used to be a commuter way back..sakit sa ulo talaga promise!!
nga pla,napadaan lng on blog hop kasi ako eh..nagkataon my icocomment..but anyway..juz check my blog as well =)