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Sunday, August 14, 2005

Thank God, it's Friday!

"Thank God, it's Friday!"

We often hear this from people during ends of weekdays as we are all looking forward to a 2day break from work. Not for me actually since my work usually happens on a weekend. I'm used to it already since I have been in the business for more than 3 years already.

Anyway, this post is not about my work. It is actually about what happened to me last friday. I have to admit, I didn't say "Thank God, it's Friday!" last August 12. Hmmm, let me recount to you the reasons.

It was a rainy Friday. It has been raining the whole week since monday. Just to let you know, I don't really like rains, i feel so gloomy everytime it rains. My day started early at 730am. Had to bring Dicky in their office in Quezon City then head off to Greenhills for our make-up class which is supposed to start by 9am. My friend classmate and I decided to start at 9am instead of 10am since I need to leave by 12nn to catch a meeting in Makati at 130pm.

Well, I was late for 9am-meeting time. But it was just few minutes. The make-up class was really, really fun. So sorry, i haven't started my post yet re it...hopefully, I can get time to write about it soon.

At 1130am, my client who i was supposed to meet at 130pm in makati called to say that she will be late for an hour. So we continued with our make-up class to cover more topics. At 130pm, we ended the class. I headed to Makati already. It was so traffic, nothing new anyway. I was so relieved to arrive on time in Makati. Then I received another call from my client. She's still in SSH at 230pm. I know she has a flight to catch up for Bohol so I was worried already if she would still show up.

As I was waiting for her, I decided to go to Legaspi St (near greenbelt) to drop few books to another coordinator. I was along paseo de roxas and had to turn to Legaspi St. I saw a sign that says "No right turn on red signal." I'm the third car who was supposed to turn right. After few seconds, the two cars before me turned right even when the signal light was still red. Without thinking, I followed them. I know, I know...I saw the sign.

Upon turning right, the two cars ahead of me disappeared while the poor me was stopped by a lady makati police in the middle of Legaspi St! Whaaaaah! Yes, nahuli ako! I pulled the car on the side and opened my window. I told the lady police that I just followed the 2 cars ahead of me. Inis na inis ako dahil ako lang ang hinuli nya. Ang malas naman talaga at ako lang ang naabutan nya! GRRRR talaga!

I gave my license to her. Ayaw ko nang makiusap dahil sayang din sa oras dahil mukhang bruhilda ang pulis na yun. Besides, I know naman that I really violated the sign.

Then while she was issuing a ticket to me, there were cars again who turned right while the stoplight was still red. I questioned her, "bakit yung mga cars na yan, di mo hinuhuli eh turning right din sila on red signal?!" Alam nyo ba kung anong sagot sa akin ng magaling na pulis? "Eh hinuhuli pa kita eh, paano ko sila mahuhuli!" GRRRR na naman! "What? So you are not consistent with your rules. Bakit di mo lahat parahin then papilahin mo kami lahat so you can all issue us tickets!" Diba tama naman ako? Alam nyo ba again kung anong sagot sa akin ng matabang pulis na yun? "Aba, tinuturuan mo pa ako kung anong gagawin ko!" GRRRR, I was bursting na inside the car, sobrang init na ng ulo ko, I just shut the window. Breathe in, breathe out, Jody! Naiiyak na ako sa inis!

So ibig sabihin pala, minalas ako, na ako ang naabutan nya at sinuwerte ang dalawang cars na nauna sa akin. Tapos swerte rin at pasalamat ang mga cars na nag-turn right habang hinuhuli nya ako dahil wala syang time para hulihin din sila! Tama ba naman yun? IT WAS NOT FAIR!

She got my license and gave the ticket. Ang tagal tagal nya pang ibigay sa akin. Naghihintay siguro na mag-offer ako ng lagay! No way!

As my final piece to her I said "Alam mo, (matabang pulis--syempre di ko sinabi yun, sa isip ko lang!) ok lang naman sa akin na hulihin mo ako. I know I violated the sign. That's why tumabi ako agad nung pinara mo ako at binigay ko agad sa iyo ang license ko. Kaya lang, di ako ok sa ginawa mo na di mo hinuli yung 2 cars ahead of me and pati yung ibang cars who turned right din habang tiniticketan mo ako! Tama ba naman yun? Maling-mali. Prinsipyo ko pinaglalaban ko dito...Ms. Babat! and I'll make a formal complain about it!" (i saw her name sa badge nya). Sabay sara ng bintana and alis.

Sobrang umuusok ang tenga ko nun! And yes, you read it right, a formal complaint. I'm claiming my drivers license tomorrow in Makati City Hall and I wrote a letter already dahil plano kong ibigay yun kung sino man ang superior ng matabang pulis na yun! Wala akong paki kung wala silang gawin sa complaint ko, basta gusto ko, masabi ko kung anong tama. By the way, first time kong mahuli in my entire driving career. Hehehe, nahuli din dati pero pinalagpas ako ng mga pulis. Never pa nakuha ang license ko. Siguro nadaan sa charm. This time kasi, lady police eh, insecure kasi dahil sa katabaan at ang pangit nya! Hehehe. I'm not against matataba ha...sa kanya lang dahil hinuli nya ako! As I'm writing this, naiinis na naman tuloy ako.

After few minutes, my client called. She can no longer meet me. O diba ang galing? I just went to Makati para pala magpahuli! To my dismay, I headed to Glorietta and went SHOPPING!

Not really a good friday...napagastos tuloy ako!

Hay!

1 comments:

TinamisisniFrancis said...

what a bad day!bwisit yung pulis na un ah! naku I can just imagine myself baka baka kung ako din yan tinalakan ko yan!:P at least u made a formal complaint patas na lang din :)