The death of common commuting decency
I know it’s too early to rant, but I just had to let it out.
I just really am wondering how come Pinoys nowadays do not practice common decency while commuting.
It’s sometimes a reason why riding public utility vehicles pisses me off. You know, people not sitting properly and occupying space enough for 2 people, pushing others so that they could ride the train or bus or jeep first, not falling in line to get first dibs on the FX or jeep, not passing the fare, pretending to be sleeping so that you can get away with not passing the fare or letting an elderly or pregnant woman sit down.
This morning, another adds to that list. I was on an FX traversing the Ayala route from my place. I was seated in front, by the passenger door. Upon reaching Kalayaan, the lady seated beside me alighted. Another girl, who worked for a call center (probably) housed in the Total Building along that particular road, approached the FX and wanted to take her seat in front. So after I stepped down and gave way to the lady, I went in first. I was now beside the driver and the girl was by the door. Didn’t have a problem with that.
We reached Ayala Ave., and then we approached the Unloading Zone where I was supposed to alight. I told the girl that this was my stop. But instead of her stepping down like any other commuter would do, she just shifted her position without actually stepping down. Wow. I told her to go down first, but what she just did was put one leg down. Her butt was still on the passenger seat.
I had no choice but to go down, but with the big bag that I bring everyday, it can’t be helped that she’d be hit a bit.
Looking back, I should have hit her with my bag intentionally. Or probably kicked her back so she’d take her butt off the seat a bit.
But no, I’m not that violent. Besides, it was too early to have confrontations. And I wouldn’t want my day to be ruined by some girl who, albeit having received education and being a young professional, does not have common commuting courtesy.
I should’ve looked at her ID so that I could post her name here.
But well, I’ll just let karma do its thing.
I really don’t get why people nowadays lack altruism, even in the smallest of things. It’s just sad.