Security checks of cars in malls

Philippines
March 10, 2010 7:49am CST
Hi everyone! It is common in our country that guards check cars before entering the parking lot. Some would use a bomb detector gadget (the one with the stick, looks like a metal detector) while others would check the back compartment of the car. Our car is a 1994 Toyota Tamaraw FX. If your country does not sell one, it has 5 doors: 2 for the front, 2 in the middle, and 1 at the back. There's only me, my mom, and my brother so when we go out, 2 sits on the front and 1 at the middle. For some years now, Tamaraw FX has been a public transport: either a taxi or its function is similar to the Philippine jeepney. I'm pretty sure people have tried riding it at least once. Knowing that these cars don't have automatic lock/unlocking mechanisms, the driver won't get to open the back door from inside...unless of course the FX is customized to have that function. When it comes to the security checks at parking lots and buildings, it always annoys me when guards go to the back and try opening the door. They would even knock when it's clear that the people in it are in the front and in the middle. So, what we do is the one sitting in the middle will open the middle door before the guard even gets to the back so he could do his security check and save ourselves from being annoyed. I don't know if this is a rant or a funny story. You, do you have the same experience or have heard someone who does? Thanks for reading and happy mylotting!
1 response
@Genericbe (1378)
• Philippines
10 Mar 10
What you have shared are generally true and happening. Funny to think but it only shows that the government cannot control the overflowing crime rate population that increasingly affect the common people. This only proves that the bad civilians has no fear on their actions, sanctions and no fear for the military people. That is why, the different agencies and establishments do implement their own security measures even they think common people may be offended in such actions. The people has no more trust for the government with regards to their own security. For these officials do not also abide with the rule of law according to humanitarian reasons. Thanks for sharing your real life experience.