this morning, i know that i will be late by 2-3 minutes if i took the jeepney going to the office so when i reached Guadalupe and after i bought a bread for meryenda, i immediately look for a taxi and luckily i found one.
the taxi driver asked me to go the taxi loading area in front of the guadalupe mall/market because he's not allowed to load on the area that i stop him (oh, my bad!) so i run/walk towards the Edsa side of the building to wait for him. when he arrived on about the same time that i did, and then almost at the same time (hmm, paulit-ulit ah hehe) that i am about to hop on the taxi, a group of another three persons also went inside (of course not at the same time lol). i seated on the backseat and then one person occupied the front passenger seat. and then told me to go away as they're the first, hence it should be their taxi.
i smiled and then told them calmly that i'm sorry but i got this taxi first on the other corner and the driver just asked me to go here. and then there was an eruption! the other person (okey, okey, a woman) outside the taxi already let a mouthful of explosive words aimed at me like i should be killed and be dead right then and there!
whoa! i just told them i got it first and the taxi driver affirmed it and then she, out of nowhere will cursed me like she owned the world? geez, where's this woman's reasons? or does she have any? kung magmura sya ng ibang tao para lang syang kumakain ng mani! masyado syang galit sa mundo! goodness!
and the person in front told me "pare wala ka namang pakisama!" hala, paki-spell nga yung pakisama? ano ba naman to, gusto ko lang sumakay ng taxi para makarating ng maaga tapos namura na at mabubugbog pa yata ako? hahaha
my sheepish smile is now turning into a wolf grin as i explain again that it's like this and it's like that, and what did i get? isang malaking "ah, sh*t!". buti na lang, pasensyoso akong tao na kahit mainit na yung ulo ko, i can still control what to say kahit umuusok na yung tenga ko at handa nang maglabas ng apoy! deep breath lang ang katumbas nito.
syempre, in the end kabutihan pa rin ang nagwagi! naks, hehehe. but of course they will not let go of the taxi that easily without the P words at ang malakas na pagsarado ng pinto. nagkatawanan na lang kami ni manong driver as to how some people could behave like that. sabi ni manong, andaming ganyang tao, dapat talaga di sinabayan ang mura ng isa pang mura or else gulo na agad. which is correct di ba? let our humbleness be the cold water to douse the fire.
hay, i just thought that maybe they just woke up on wrong side of the bed or maybe they're just pressured with something or maybe just as pressured and tense like me to go to our destinations early? hehehe.
it was a good thing that i kept my cool and reasons, i am willing to give the taxi to them had they asked me properly but they did not and instead attacked me with expletives.
before the taxi left, i told them "pasensya na po, God bless", and the reply? oh well... kumain ulit sila ng mani...