funny things happened this morning on my way to work.
i take 2 trains going to work: MRT3 and LRT2, Blue and Purple lines respectively. rides on the train are pretty much uneventful, always packed with commuters in the morning rush hours but nothing really noteworthy happens during my commute. and today was my ‘lucky’ day, i guess. 😀
apparently, there was a pickpocket on the train. and it was on our coach! one passenger called attention to himself by holding the doors of the coach and security guards immediately came. i was seated while all this happened so i didn’t see who the passenger was. but i heard their conversations when i put down my headphones. (i listen to the radio while commuting)
“ituro mo kung sino.” said one. “ituro mo na. nakaka-abala ka sa ibang pasahero eh.” said another. i wasn’t sure if it was the guard or another passenger who said those things. some other passengers chimed in and said, “oo nga. natatagalan ang biyahe.” with a hint of irritation.
*sigh* i know nobody wants to be late for work. but, people, come on! utang na loob, ninakawan na yung tao, gaganunin niyo pa? ok, he may well have deserved being robbed because he was showing off his gadgets/wealth pero kailangan ganoon ang reaksyon? ugh!
another part of me thought about those who wanted the train to move already. hindi kaya sila yung dumukot kaya minamadali nila yung nadukutan? siyempre kung bumaba yung nadukutan para mag-complain sa security office sa station na yun and the train is given the OK sign to leave, edi nakatakas na yung magnanakaw? *sigh* making the victim panic could make him point to the wrong person/s. i hope hindi yung security guards ang nagmamadali… or sana they didn’t agree with those passengers who wanted the train to leave immediately. konting malasakit naman sa kapuwa.
finally, 2 or 3 persons were instructed to step out of the train coach and the train went on its way to the next station.
on my next train ride to Katipunan station via LRT2, this guy caught my attention:
una, uso ba talaga ngayon ang naka-salamin na walang salamin? i mean he wears just a frame for eyeglasses sans the lenses/eyeglasses! i found it really weird. then i noticed something else: the arms of the eyeglass frame (which i found out are called “temples”) were unusually large and thick. actually, not that unusually wide since most shades/tinted eyewear have wide arms but this person’s glasses were unusual. which made me suspect something was kinda fishy. or it could just be one of those MP3 player-eyeglasses. but they had those little dots in front of the endpiece!
paranoid ba ako? ahaha! anyway, that was a rather different morning commute today. a break in the monotony. and a couple of lessons learned din and realizations. 🙂