Don’t you just hate it when you’re stuck in traffic when one vehicle (most probably a jeepney or a taxi) executes a counterflow? Then, as if it was a contageous disease, others follows suit. After that, heavy traffic becomes a parking lot situation.
There was one story told to me where someone did just that in Cavite and was promptly beaten up by outraged motorists.
And what it is with people who hate to be overtaken? Who hates that a motorist “pulls one over” another? I don’t know why Philippine traffic is always a race where no one wins. Because there is no finish line. And it’s as if a motorists looses his/her man/womanhood if overtaken…
That’s another problem with the Philippines today: the “getting one over” mentality. In an effort to “pull one over” somebody, be it to get ahead in traffic or even in elections, somebody cheats or breaks the rules. Then the others, fearing this one will “pull one over” him, follows suit. Then the situation cascades and degenerates because it becomes a vicious downward spiral.
I hope the Filipino snaps out of this. It only takes one person to break the rules… like what it happening today… The Filipino needs to realize that it only takes one (person or bad mentality) to bring down the entire system. Once he realizes that, he should be afraid to be “the One.”
And and if he does, no one wins.
This serves as your weekend reflection…