I didnt know what to categorize this as so I put it under the “Pinoy Pride” categorie.
It is a link that was sent to me from a friend of a friend who had an incident in a swimming pool at his condo.
The following is essentially a quote of the incident as it is seen on the persons facebook page, which I will link at the bottom of the post.
I hope it is not too confusing, while most of it is in english the other parts were translated.
“6 hours ago on my usual swim here at the condo. An incident happened that I felt the need to share.
A few minutes in on my usual set. I encountered 3 kids playing. Being that its a public pool that kind of scenario is normal. And any swimmer is used to that since its always a public pool. So you tend to ignore kids who purposely splash you with water as you do a side breathe. One just gets used to that. Kids
So i didnt really pay much attention when three kids splashed me on purpose. I just passed them by without so much as a second thought. Doing the backstroke leg of my set I pass by the three kids again just before my turn. When I saw one of em with a mischievous grin on his face throw something at me.
Pain seared through the right side of my face as a hard solid object hit me on my right cheek.
Disoriented I lose bouyancy and sank into the deepend as chlorinized water entered through my nose.
I eventually found out that it was a stone. Picked from the nearby garden. The kid who threw the stone was laughing and pointing his finger at me.
In a raised voice I asked the laugjing kid. “Why did you do that?” followed by “I wanna talk to your parents! Get out of the pool and call your parents!”
When the kid refused i got out of the pool and called security and told them what the kid did. I informed them I wanted to talk to the parents.
Up to this point I believe i did the right thing.
What was an adult supposed to do?
This event wouldve been shrugged off as a petty squabble. But I’m writting this on account of the scene with the boys parents.
Security rang my door after maybe about an hour. Inwas summoned at the security office where the boys parents were.
I greeted them with a smile and an extended hand and said ” Hi I’m Tony”
The boys dad though started with: “Pare kilala mo ba kung sino ko?”
(Do you know who I am?)
to which i replied with
he then introduces himself as a Nephew of a chief of police.
What follows is how the conversation went
Boys dad: Kaya kita ipakulong! Gusto mo ba kong makilala? May abugado ka ba? (I can put you in jail! Do you want to know who I am? Do you have a lawyer?)
Me: Ahhhm bakit parang kayo pa ang galit? (Uhmmm, why is it that you’re the one who’s angry here?)
Boys Dad: Chief of Police! Kamag anak ko!!! Kaya ipa pick up ngayon! (I’m related to the Chief of Police! I can have someone pick up and arrest you right now!)
Me: For what?
Boys Dad: Sinigawan mo yung anak ko eh. (You shouted at my kid)
Me: Ah oo pare nasigawan ko yung anak mo. Pero kasi binato ako sa mukha eh. (Yeah, man, I shouted at your son because he threw a stone at me and hit me right on the face)
Boys Dad: Wala akong pakialam bata iyan eh! Yung Asawa ng kapatid ko ang Head ng CIDG
Yung tiyuhin ko chief of police. (I don’t care. He’s a kid! My sister’s husband is the Head of CIDG. My uncle’s the chief of police)
Me: Ok good for you
Boys Dad: Ikaw sino ba kamag anak mo? (You, who are you related to?)
Being that I’m illegitimate I didnt quite know how to answer this immediately.
But i failed to see the point. His kid threw a rock at me. And his dad is threatening me with Jail Time and his relatives that are with the Police Department?
Whats wrong with this country?
Whats wrong is that this type of “patronage system” that makes people think they can do whatever they want because they are related by either marriage or blood to someone.
Well. I dont have that. I am where I am the old fasioned way. I worked very hard for it.
The boys dad struck me as someone suffering from napoleon syndrome on account of being small. And Maybe Uneducated on account of the way he spoke. He continued to rant about his relatives and threatened me more about his connections with the police a bit more. And i just let him.
I ended it by saying. “Look bro. Its up to you. I just wanted to tell you what your kid did, If you wanna scare me with all your relatives thats fine. Your boy threw a stone and hit me on my right cheek. Thats what happened. “
If he wants to raise a rotten kid who does what he wants. Thats his business One more asshole I guess in third world manila.
At this day and age people still cling to “I’m related to someone in office”.
As if a persons rights and value
is determined by how many relatives they have in high places.
Well I may not have relatives in high places but I have been blessed with classmates who did pretty well for themselves. I probably wouldn’t be short of Lawyers should I be “Jailed” for shouting at a kid.”
Again, this isnt me, it is the person in the facebook, friend of a friend. This shit man, burns me up simply because, I personaly dont know how I would have reacted to this, especially in a “filipino” sense. These vindictive cunts will fuck your life for the slightest fucking thing because they can. Personally, I would just sue the fuck as an individual and claim damages. But I dont know how for that would go. Interesting thing to note however is that I have met around 5 people al who claim to be somehow “related” to the Chief of police.
I dont know, I may have just said fuck it, ripped the fucktards bottom jaw of and hand it to his slut wife. Thats just me though, I don’t trust these fists of furryyyyyyy….. LOL,.. anyway.
The shit pisses me off and it didn’t even happen to me. But I knew where it belonged immediately.
So thoughts , opinions?
Some commentary here, others are also pissed about it.Published in