Friday, June 1, 2012
My Jeepney Moment
I have been riding the jeepney for most of my life and I have been bugged by one question: "What is the basis of measuring the capacity of a jeepney?"
I'm a big guy and being so I take up a huge part of the sitting space. If I sit up front---no one else would be comfortable sitting beside me, that is, unless it is his trip to have half his body dangling outside of the jeepney! Jeepnies picking up passengers at a terminal will not leave unless they are filled up. This is where you hear barkers saying "waluhan" or "sampuan". Where the heck did they get these numbers?! I understand the need to earn a living but doing so at the discomfort of the riding public is despicable---especially when you loaded up a bunch of oversize people like myself!
No, I don't rant my mind whenever I get confronted with this situation. I just make sure that I get on early so I wouldn't have to squeeze myself on the last available seat. After all, those who don't have money---take the jeepney!