As of June 2017, there are 7.5 billion people in the world. 103.7 million of these are living in the Philippines. How many people do you pass by on your way to school or work? Do you take notice of them at all?
Most of us take the jeepney every day to our destination and encounter this type of commuter. They’re mostly just girls (haven’t seen a guy do this) who leave their houses as blank canvases. They get on the jeepney with wet hair and no makeup and as the ride progresses, they will take out their makeup essentials and apply them one by one. Nothing can deter the transformer from looking her best, she even uses the wind to dry her hair to perfection. And when she gets off the jeepney, voila, on fleek.
What could you do in a one hour traffic-laden jeepney ride but to sleep? And sleep this type of commuter will. Any position will work for him or her as long as they catch up on the lost Zs. You may often see them head banging or jolting awake suddenly because their hand slipped the bar. They may even sleep on your shoulder, wink wink.
People should learn to leave their work in the office. But then again, where would the economy be if not for these type of people? Workaholics are mostly the furrowed brow type. You can find them tapping away on their phones or on a call loudly discussing a meeting, not caring if they’re bothering other people. No car horn or sudden brakes can stop them from doing their job properly. Kudos to you guys!
Of course the working class won’t be the only ones you ride with during your commute. Here and there one might encounter throngs of often noisy students. The younger they are, the noisier they are. But let’s not judge a whole group just because of some people, there are also students who are proper and who talk quietly amongst themselves. When it comes down to it, I guess we’re just annoyed because their fare is always discounted, unlike us in the working class.
Gamers are gamers wherever they go. And so to pass the time in transit, they engage in games on their phones complete with facial expressions that let you know if they’re winning or losing. The persons sitting on each side of these gamers can’t help but to peek at the screen every once in a while. And sometimes, we realize how much of a genius they are, whiling away time with games, so we download some games ourselves.
Are you late? Is the line 42 kilometers long? Can you foresee the traffic and the salary cut you’re going to have? Well these commuters prefer to live life dangerously by hanging on to jeepneys already full of other late people. This doesn’t bother them because heck nobody has ever died from holding on to a jeepney, uhm right? But somebody has died from hunger and they obviously don’t want that.
If somebody doesn’t want you in their life, it makes perfect sense to just go away and possibly find another who would accept you with open arms. Nope, not for these people. Understandably they’re a huge chunk of the work force who slept in for a bit because “where’s the harm in that” and then found themselves stuck in a long line. People, learn to count. If only 19 people can fit in a jeepney that means 21 can’t, or even 25 can’t. Kaya di umuunlad Pilipinas eh!
What a black and white life the morning grind is, err if you’re not a morning person. Triggered is standing for something you believe in, you don’t want people to trample on your beliefs. That’s exactly what triggered people in a jeepney do – they fight for what they believe in (which is the right to be on time for work or school). Heck yeah they shout at barkers to please-for-the-love-of-all-things-holy-stop-calling-for-passengers-the-jeep-is-full and bark at drivers to leave the terminal. The barkers are shookdt. The drivers are shookdt. Moreover, the passengers are shookest. Good morning.
Which type of commuter are you? Tell us in the comments below!