Any unforgettable commute encounters to share?

By K31
Philippines
August 3, 2011 10:04pm CST
I just posted a comment on a "multicab incident" found here and my head suddenly got filled with those interesting commute stories. I ride the LRT a lot so I have some to share XD I was riding the LRT and was about to go down Gil Puyat station. I was back on my day shift schedule so I got used to the common morning jam-packed scenario. I HAVE to go down Gil Puyat station and there's this woman (I think also an employee) who was standing in front of me. She embarked on Carriedo station and she kept complaining how packed the train was. People are already giving her "the eyes" since she totally complained ever since she got on. Since I need to get off, I tried to make my way to the door. I said my "Excuse Me Po"s and "Makikiraan Po"s and when I reached her side, she turned her head and irritatingly said "WAG KA NGA MAGTULAK" in a voice so loud that everybody looked at her. FYI, she was standing at the very center of the door. People near the doors went down to let others out. She was the only one at the very center. I simply smiled (honestly I did) and told her calmly "Bababa na kasi ako, nakaharang ka sa pinto. Gusto mo bang itulak kita para lang makababa ako?" And she gave way, frowning all the time :P
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
4 Aug 11
Hi kei-chan! If I were in your position I would have bumped into her intentionally! People like that gets into my nerves! I couldn't care less if she started shouting or whatever. It would be her embarrassment not mine since she's the one blocking the way and not me. Actually I've done that to people who are inconsiderate. lol After I intentionally bumped them, I will "oh, I'm sorry!". lol I have a lot of experiences in commuting, many are bad and a few are acts of gentlemen. ^^ Another thing that irritates me are people riding a jeep with voices like a cockroach. I mean, when they say "bayad po", they say it with the littlest voice I've ever heard in my entire life! It's as if they were giving inexact fare and they were so ashamed of it. I mean, hello, we are riding in an open vehicle. It's too noisy around! And when they realized they couldn't be heard, it's the time they will make "kulbit" the person in front of them. I don't know, but it irritates me. ^^ Another thing. Last thing. ^^ People who ride an almost empty jeep and choose to seat farthest from the driver, if there are someone already inside, they will sit at the back of that person so they can "can you please give my fare to the driver?". And if there's no one inside, they will wait for someone to get in before they give their fare! Isn't that too lazy??? .
• Philippines
4 Aug 11
LOL! I can totally relate on this :P BTW, have you read this email about those type of people who rides jeeps? It's just sooo funny but at the same time, you'll say "I do meet someone like that" Lol!
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
4 Aug 11
No! I haven't received an email like that! You should post it here!
• Philippines
4 Aug 11
LOL! I will! Wait and I shall look for it XD Is it ok to post it as a discussion? It won't appear as poll-type right? Or I should just post it as a comment here XD
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• Philippines
5 Aug 11
LOL! That's a funny moment out there. If I were you, I would bump her while saying "padaan" loudly haha! As for me, I have two unforgettable commuting experience. The one is funny and the other one is a sad story. First, the sad story. I was riding in a jeep to go for a job interview. Obviously, I was on my corporate attire and you know that slacks pants are not advisable to put your phones into because of its texture and loose appearance. I did not know what was I thinking that day (maybe I was just tensed for the interview) that I put my phone on the pocket of my slacks which I normally do not do even on some occasions where I have to wear slacks. When I was about to get off the jeep, several men suddenly stood and tried blocking my way while they are slightly laughing and someone has apparently got off the jeep quickly. Then I noticed my phone on my pocket was gone. I tried catching that guy but he got on a bus quickly too. And I was not even sure if my phone was on the one who got on a bus quickly or just on one of those several men who blocked my way upon getting off the jeep. The people around me just stared like it was even my fault for that incident. Due to so much disappointment with the lost of my phone and the people around me that time, I shouted some foul words even when I was just some meters away from a church. Now for the funny one! It was my first day as a college student. Due to a huge campus, I rode a jeep going to my first subject. I did not know back then when my first class would be actually for I was still a newbie then. The ride took a little long but I have not doubt because I thought its just normal. Then, I noticed I was the only one on the jeep and the jeep seemed to go back to the place where I got on the jeep. I asked the driver if he'll pass a particular place where I need to go for my class. He said that we have just passed it and that he was then going back to the starting point of his route to pick up another set of commuters. In my disgrace, I rode another jeep going again inside the campus. I got off the first jeep and rode another one going to my class. Obviously, I came late on that class. Good thing was that's only the first day of classes. After the class, I had learned that there was an easier I could have got on where I only needed to walk some meters away from the place where I rode on the first jeep. LOL!
• Philippines
5 Aug 11
Pick pockets and snatchers are definitely something commuters should watch out for. Quite a number of my friends also got their phones stolen while riding MRT/LRT or the bus. I always get on/off at the Blumentritt station and there are a huge number of pick pockets in that area :( LOL! From your story it sounds like UP Diliman and the UP Toki/Ikot Lol! That's what I call learning the hard way :P At least you found out the easier route :P
• Philippines
5 Aug 11
On the first story, those people should really be cursed! Why can't they just earn their valuables on the hard but clean way? I just hate them. On the second story, you got me on that! How did you know I came from that school? Have you also came from that school? There's many funny commuting moments there specially during your freshie days :D
• Philippines
5 Aug 11
Argh..I'm sorry for the wrong grammars I typed. There's no edit button here in my lot :-P
@shellani (61)
• Philippines
4 Aug 11
LOL! what a great experience at LRT.. :) Me, I had unforgettable experience. just 2 stations before Kamuning but the MRT is so full. A lot of passengers are really waiting and "nag-uunahan"... On the third ride of the MRT since I started waiting, I finally got the front place, meaning i'll surely ride the next one.. at the same time I'm so nervous because at any moment I may fall due to the tight pushing of people at my back. I was able to enter the train not because I walk, but because "tinulak nila ako papasok" with my hair "nasabunutan" and my feet were step by, haay! my french tip cutics gone away! So bad, it seems that we have no breeding!!! (But I can't blame them, that's life, they'll gonna be late if they won't do that.) After that I never ride MRT during rush hours like that and I choose to be on a bus. It's so irritating but reminiscing it makes me laugh. hahaha
• Philippines
5 Aug 11
Ugh~ I know what you mean... I also hate it when I have to ride the MRT during rush hours. I rode the MRT all fresh and pretty and I get out all ugly and sweaty T_T MRT's a nightmare for me especially if I have to ride/get off at the Ayala/Magallanes/Boni/Guadaluper station T_T That's why sometimes when I came from Shaw, I'll ride the train going to Taft, do a round-trip and get off North Ave :P Or, of course, take a bus XD
• Philippines
5 Aug 11
Hahaha,, after that moment I realize that waiting having a long walk from East ave to Kamuning Station plus waiting to ride MRT after three trains is also equivalent to a one ride bus... :) yeah.. haggardness is in... Most people wear corporate attires but act like no breeding at all.. Pinoy nga naman.. hahaha... ayaw magparaya... LOL you got a good technique ha.. :)
• United Kingdom
4 Aug 11
Yes! I remember once upon a time many years ago I was travelling on the London underground tube network and there was this passenger who stood by the door that led into the next carriage. The window of the door was open and there was this tremendous breeze entering the carriage. He was wearing this strange hat and the wind was obviously catching it but it remained on his head and it was blowing about all over the place! It was a funny sight and I could not help but laugh continuously and he knew that I was laughing and he didn't mind. It was definitely a very funny moment and I will never forget that experience. I journey was made all the more exciting by having experienced that. Anyway, I haven't experienced anything else as exciting and trips on the tube have actually been very boring! Andrew
• Philippines
5 Aug 11
LOL maybe he really wanted you guys to find it amusing so he didn't mind people laughing :D It's really worth the while when something like that happen when you ride the tube :D
@ckciasigurl (1585)
• Vienna, Austria
4 Aug 11
hi keihimekawa i tried to ride to a jeep going home to give a money to my mother i just came from the bank. and honestly i just withdraw 50,000 pesos my boyfriend accompanied me until i ride to the jeep , i was very careful about the money and try to hold my bag , i hold my phone and txt my boyfriend until i found at that the boy in front of me is a pick pocket-er , he is trying to get the money from an old women a very very old who is sleeping , the pic pockter tried to put his hand on his coat so that people cannot see it and i think he got some money so my heart palpated very fast and i hold my bag because i think the pick pocketer know's that i saw him getting the money at the end part of the jeep behind the driver there is a man always starring at me and when someone go down to the jeep he suddenly seat behind the pick pocketer that's the time i felt very nervous, keeping in my mind that i would reach already my destination because i have a big amount of money if they will hold up as in the jeep, both of them are steering at me, my clothes , my bag , my phone so i suddenly get my umbrella because it is raining hold my bag and try to go down quickly and thank's they didn't try to follow me.
• Philippines
4 Aug 11
Uwah! Thank goodness you're safe. I feel sad for the old lady :(
• Philippines
4 Aug 11
I lost my Samsung Jet celpone in MRT...The cart wasnt full and i was about to exit the train in Magallanes station when a man bump me...upon stepping out of the train i felt my celfon on my chest pocket wasnt there...the trains moves as well the pickpocket wid my celfon two days that incident i bought the same model of celfon and I move on i bought a necklace wid pocket to secure my celfone months months after ...in MRT as i enter into the crowd i check my celfon and it was gone...i reach for my other celfon in my bag to miss kol my Samsung Jet...i heard a drop of the floor and it was my celfone. I went down and pickup my celfone...I know the guy facing infront of me is the snatcher...i cant react coz he might have a knife or something ...immediately the next station he alight and ranaway
• Philippines
4 Aug 11
My friend had the same incident while he's riding the LRT. When he disembarked on Monumento, he realized his 5800's gone. He told me that before he get off, he was able to feel that his phone's still in his pocket. As soon as he went down, he was about to call a friend, he was surprised it's gone. Only the earset was inside his pocket. No phone. :(
@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
4 Aug 11
You should have told her to get a cab if doesn't want to be inconvenienced, i hear that comment all the time and it's very effective.
• Philippines
5 Aug 11
I think she already know it. She's just having a crappy time :P