I’m certain that most of us can relate to this topic, and I am completely fed up with the numerous times where I have been placed in a situation where these filthy street Filipinos are forcing themselves to give me some unwanted, unnecessary, or unrequested assistance, and then demands you to tip them. If you are new to this country, then be prepared to be placed in this scenario at least once during your stay here.
I don’t mind handing out tips, and I can most certainly afford to give tips when the situation permits it, but it feels like every time I do anything in this country that doesn’t require any help, and help gets forced on me, I am required to tip them, and half the time I don’t carry TIP money on me, in other words: small change. I get absolutely frustrated when I am already in the process of waiving down my own taxi, and one of these so-called ‘dispatchers,’ (at least that’s what my idiot wife calls them) who are nothing but Filipino street bums wearing raggedy old clothes, takes over what I AM ALREADY DOING (which I am completely capable of doing myself), waves a taxi down for me, opens the door for me as if that takes a lot of effort for me to do myself, then demands a tip. Sometimes I don’t always have tip money on me, or my tip money has already been consumed by street beggars I was nice enough to donate to, then when I don’t have any money to give as tip, I get that retarded booty-face expression as if I forgot something, or to summarize: Blank Stare.
There was a time I was walking down the street in Malate trying to find a bar to relax and drink at. This Filipino street bum was trying to advertise some girls and bars to me by saying, “Hey boss, hey boss! You want girl? You want beer?” I clearly told him to “Fuck off” literally, but he didn’t get the hint and continued to stalk me and giving me an unwanted conversation I wasn’t interested in, actually it wasn’t really much of a conversation, it was just him talking and me ignoring him. To get away from him, I finally stopped at a bar and he followed me in side demanding a tip for showing me the bar I walked into! WTF!!! I didn’t go to this bar because of him, I went inside to avoid him! Prior to asking me for money, he went to the bar owner trying to get his cut for advertising his bar to me, and I guess he was denied it, then tried demanding money from me. Apparently that is what happened.
I noticed schemes like this when it comes down to transportation services with these PUV (Public Utility Vehicle). Just like the HyperMarket employees who ignores the shit out of you by saying,”Siiirrrr Socks,” whenever you pass an aisle of socks, these dispatchers plays the same ‘You Are Blind’ game to gain some profit from these poorly paid Jeepney/FX drivers. I admit, I am guilty of being a passenger in a jeepney, and I feel shameful to even admit that I rode one, but there came times when the distance isn’t far enough which would permit a taxi, and not close enough to be walking distance, so it because my best option depending on the scenario. OK, back to the story…… These dispatchers, or bums in rags, would signal Filipinos to get inside of a certain jeepney they are advertising, yelling out the location it is going to (which already happens to be posted on the jeepney itself, or on the dashboard/windshield), and after rounding up a few passengers, he gets some type of mandatory tip from the driver. I really don’t understand this type of Jeepney logic, even without a hobo pointing out what jeepney or FX to take, I still know what ride to catch by reading the destination which is painted on the side of these PUVs. There are even times when these hobos demands a tip from both, Taxi Driver and passenger when waiving down a taxi for the traveler.
I mentioned this once before on here, and I will mention it again since it relates to this post, but this even occurred at an airport one time when I had my luggage temporarily stolen from me once I pulled up to the airport terminal in Butuan. These strangers seized my luggage from the tricycle I was riding in as soon as I arrived, and hauls it away from me while I was slowly chasing after them demanding my luggage back. My idiot wife was telling me they were helping us. After carrying it a few feet to the check-in, they both demanded a fuckin tip! I was with my wife, and she ordered me to give them 50 pesos each. I didn’t feel like arguing at the moment, so I gave into her demands since she is conformed to this type of Filipino behavior, and there is no way she would’ve saw my side of what I had to argue about, so I gave these unhelpful bums the 50 I was told to give. Can anybody else see the frustration in this? Fuckin Filipino Failures, why can’t they get a REAL HONEST JOB!!!?Published in