Take a walk downtown, or through a mall. Just observe the people. It’s like there is no thought processing. Like there is some kind of short circuit between their eyes and their motor function. I’m walking, and what I’m used to is seeing someone coming towards me, and we both compensate and pass without bumping into each other.
Not in Philippines. It’s like the attitude is, “I’m not going to divert from my path, I’ll make him get out of my way, or just bump right into him”. Or maybe it’s just that their minds are incapable of such processing.
Another instance is I will be approaching an exit door, as well as a few others. Most people who can manage simple courtesy and thought processing, will slow down, speed up, yeild or whatever. Not native filipinos. They will just keep walking at the same momentum, and completely cut you off in the door frame, something that would be considered incredibly rude and ignorant anywhere else in the world. Same thing with the drivers. It’s like they cannot foresee. They can only process the “now” and just keep on making that turn directly into oncoming traffic, making the oncoming traffic have to slam on their breaks to avoid a collision. Nobody will drive cooperatively. So many times I witness utter gridlock at intersections. Nobody will yeild, nobody will allow anyone to go first, and then they get stuck in a gridlock and will sit there until a traffic officer comes and directs people to back up and move.
Mindless stupid filipinos: FAIL!!Published in