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I'm An Invisible Man in the Philippines

Feb 16 | By CaptainPFB | Views: 1879 | Comments: 14
Do you ever get the impression that you can't be seen in Philippines? Whether you are driving or walking, nobody gives way. It's like you're not even there.

Let's start with driving. I have a few serious questions;

Why do cars have turn signals here in Philippines? I get the impression that when you see the car in the lane next to you with his turn signal on, it means that you speed up to prevent his intention to turn or change lanes. Or you certainly don't react in any way like you even see the turn signal at all. Ignorance is king. Ignorance is the culture here.

Have you ever tried to get out onto a busy, congested highway at peak traffic time? Traffic is just inching along, and you think you and your car is invisiblebecause even though traffic moved up another 8 or 10 feet, NOBODY will leave that hole open for you to get in. The stupid ignorant inconsiderate Filipino will not cooperate. The Filipino won't even allow much more than 1/2 meter of space between his front bumper and the rear bumper of the car in front of him. And you know he sees you, but the stupid fucking ignorant typical idiot Filipino will sit there and just stare at you as if they have the right to be a stupid fucking dumbfuck Filipino. Because what he did, by any world standard, is an ignorant stupid dumbfuck thing to do. There is not a a single centimeter of common courtesy or common consideration, or common-fucking-sense anywhere on him, in him, or around him. Just a mindless ignorant stupid-fuck idiot who cannot think if his life depended on it.

Why do they waste time and paint to paint lane lines on roads here on Philippines? Why?? I don't understand it. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. Enough said on this point.

Now let's talk about walking....anywhere. Walking in a mall, on the sidewalk (in the rare case there IS a sidewalk).

I don't know how these idiots keep from bumping into each other. You're walking, and a Filipino is walking toward you, complete with the mindlessly blank stare, and no real awareness of anything around him or her, especially you. If you don't alter your course, they will just walk right into you, or so it seems. They'll wait until they are about to crash into you then decide they better deviate from their trajectory. When Filo's are walking, they're like an asteroid. Just an inanimate object on a trajectory. It has no awareness that it's about to slam into a planet or whatever else may be in it's path. That's the sense I get when I'm out in public.

You're heading for a door. Be it an exit from the mall, or an entrance to a restroom. You're 1/2 a meter from passing through and here comes the mindless non-thinking Filo asteroid behind you, overtakes you right in the doorway, even so much as nudging you out of his/her way. For them to think to slow their path to allow you to finish going through the fucking door would be a god damned miracle! Such idiots!

You're in a crowded restroom. There's plenty of people waiting for a urinal. You're next (or so you think). The current user zips up his fly and as you're walking up to take your turn, SWOOSH! Incoming stupid fucking idiot Filo with not a single gram of courtesy or consideration. He just walked right on past about 4 others waiting and swooshed his selfish ignorant asteroid self because Filipinos have this "ME FIRST" attitude. They pay no mind to who was there before them. Whether you are waiting for the pisser, or waiting at the package counter to get your things. Filipinos are worse that kindergartners. I've seen more order and courtesy by observing a trail of ants. Idiots.

So that's just a few examples of why I sometimes believe I am invisible in Philippines. But then when I look into people's eyes here as I'm walking around the mall, I honestly see no real awareness or sense of anything. It's like I can almost hear the sound of a blank radio station static emulating from their brains. Just an empty, open frequency of static and snow. It sort of reminds me of a zombie movie like "Dawn Of The Dead". Especially when I'm in a mall. If you've seen that movie, you know exactly what I'm talking about.

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Mike
Feb 24
One that always amazes me is walking in a mall. You come up behind 2 or 3 filipinos that have to walk right down the center side by side, never looking around. So you go to the right to pass and sure as shit one will veer to the right and block you. Go to the left and same thing. Filipinos walk just about as well as they do everything else, NOT VERY WELL.One that always amazes me is walking in a mall. You come up behind 2 or 3 filipinos that have to walk right down the center side by side, never looking around. So you go to the right to pass and sure ...See more
raykyogrou03
Mar 2
People here have no consideration for anyone other than themselves. This happens on an almost day-to-day basis: you're driving and waiting in a super long line on a two-lane road to turn right at the intersection, car behind you decides it's their god damn right to fucking head onto the other lane, counterflowing, and then take the same turn because of course, they're more important and deserve to take that turn before the 20 cars in front of them get their chance.People here have no consideration for anyone other than themselves. This happens on an almost day-to-day basis: you're driving and waiting in a super long line on a two-lane road to turn right at the ...See more
judgedredd
Mar 13
How about asserting yourself and putting that tailless monkey in his place - face down on the toilet seat!!!
Mike
Mar 14
Judge, already been there. Went to mall in Bacolod and had to use the cr so off I go. Well in the cr the pissers lines the right wall as you walked in and made a left at the corner. One other pissnoy in the and he's pissing at the far wall So I take t, I don't know if he hit the piss bucket or not since the wall tempted him. So I about the 3rd piss bucket in and he finishes his deed and starts to walk out. Now we are the only two in the cr at this time and what does he do? Stops right behind me about 2 foot and facing my back. After about 30 seconds I told him that I could see him (reflection on tile wall) and told him if he tried anything I would kick the shit out of him.Judge, already been there. Went to mall in Bacolod and had to use the cr so off I go. Well in the cr the pissers lines the right wall as you walked in and made a left at the corner. One other pissnoy ...See more
Sarahfin
May 9
My pet hate is when trying to get off the plane coz you've got connecting flight to catch, only to find 2-3 Flips blocking the jet bridge because they were taking their time waddling to get to wherever they were going! Maybe they were thinking "Oh well, Ate is gonna be Filipino time in picking us up, so we have plenty of time". Completely ignoring the rest of the passengers behind them. And yes, try going for that small space on the left and they'd move left too! Nowadays I just push past them. No other way or else miss the connecting flight!My pet hate is when trying to get off the plane coz you've got connecting flight to catch, only to find 2-3 Flips blocking the jet bridge because they were taking their time waddling to get to whereve...See more
Mike
May 9
Sarah,
You have to push past them or push them out of the way. Excuse me has no effect on them. Me, I just say loud enough for them to hear "They don't look that fat that they need to block the whole walkway" or something to that extent. Lot of times they'll stop talking, look back and see me staring at them and they still continue to block the walkway.
Sarah,
You have to push past them or push them out of the way. Excuse me has no effect on them. Me, I just say loud enough for them to hear "They don't look that fat that they need to blo...See more
Sarahfin
May 9
I know Mickey, that's why I just push nowadays. The supermarket aisles are another favorite hang out of theirs, will gossip right where they go "Hoy!".
Sarahfin
May 9
Perhaps, this explains their behaviour?
Mike
May 9
Sarah, One I like is your walking down the aisle and they have their cart parked left to right instead of direction of shelive so people can get through. Went to SM supermarket and there was a pinay with a stroller and a pinoy with a cart blocking the way. So I go around and what happens? There's the pinay blocking the other way with her stroller. Yes as soon as I turned around and went the other way a spark told her time to move on and block my other way through.Sarah, One I like is your walking down the aisle and they have their cart parked left to right instead of direction of shelive so people can get through. Went to SM supermarket and there was a pinay w...See more
captaincook
May 24
Yes and they always thinking that we as foreigners are clueless as they have it so tough as Filipinos. Like we should not judge because thats normal as thats the way society has made them. I doubt this will ever change.
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