When it comes to a cheaper and hassle-free way of transportation, we can all agree that buses will be our first pick. Since it provides us a more reliable way to get around inside and outside the Metro.
There are only three major transportation options: those who want to take a risk with the MRT-3; people who have enough wealth to take taxis; and people who want more convenience with a bus with good air conditioning plus television.
No matter what transportation one person chooses, that’s up to them. Surely, every person has a bizarre story to tell from riding any of them. Are you one of the lucky passengers who has had to get off a broken down MRT train only to walk along the rails? Or got charged twice of your fare? Or a bus conductor that will outwit you out of your change?
But I bet you’ve never had the funny experience this one particular bus rider witnessed.
Like Batman and Robin, a bus driver should always have his conductor by his side. Since we don’t have the kind of technology that allows us to pay first before entering a bus like how they do it in first world countries, we rely on the conductors.
A netizen shares his experience with this particular bus driver who totally forgot where his conductor was. According to John Calizo, the bus he was riding was on his way to Baclaran.
Calizo wrote: “Sa sobrang hataw ng bus pa punta Baclaran, naiwan na pala yung konduktor sa Sm fairview. Samen pa tinatanonong ng driver kung nasan daw yung konduktor. Ang dami tuloy nalibreng sa pamasahe.”
“Hindi naman marefund ng driver kasi nasa konduktor yung pera,” he added.
Some netizens who commented on the post showed sympathy for the bus driver, it’s a funny story but the attention quickly turned to the passengers that didn’t pay their fare.
As law abiding, ethical citizens, it’s still our duty to pay our fare because these people are only doing their jobs. If it wasn’t for them no one would be able to reach their destinations. Funny experience or not, let’s not deceive our fellow workers.
What can you say about the bizarre transportation experience of the netizen? Do you have something to tell to the passengers who didn’t pay their fare? Share your thoughts, reactions, and opinions in the comments section below!