We were riding a jeepney on bound to Muntinlupa. I was with Mariz and we rode a jeepney that was just only starting to fill passengers. Afterwards, two persons also rode the jeep, they looked like a couple. The assurance came when we heard them argue about something. The guy, kinda raising his voice.
“Bababa nako!” and his hands holding hers, pulling her to ride off the jeep. She didn’t want to.
“Sige, hindi ka bababa?? Mas mapapahiya ka sa ‘kin dito!”
After a few seconds, the guy grabbed the paper bag of what seems to be materials she bought from National Bookstore. He tore them angrily in front of her. The girl picked them silently.
My heart beat fast as I am not used to seeing those kinds of situations. I held the hand of Mariz. Then the two became silent for a while.
“Sorry na nga di’ba!”
“Wag mo ‘kong sigawan!” in her firm voice.
Mariz just relayed to me the conversation she heard. (O di’ba tsismosa lang?)
“Na-late lang ng konti, napakadumi na ng isip mo.”
“Sandali? Ala-una usapan diba.”
I asked Mariz of the time. It was 5:00 p.m.
Then he was like explaining and some of the words were blurry this time.
After twenty minutes, they rode off near a drug store. Mariz added, “Grabe ma’am, buntis pa mandin yung girl.”
“Ha? Buntis ba?!” I was surprised. I turned my head to look after them while they were walking. That’s when I noticed that she was pregnant. The guy was walking ahead of the girl. I was like, “Grabe naman yun. Buntis pa pala yung girl. Wag kang papayag na ganyanin ka ng lalaki.” I told Mariz.
The driver also quipped, “Ang babae, hindi sinasaktan at ginaganyan, ginagalang yan at minamahal.” Well, he’s just about right.
I can’t believe guys like that exist. Just a reminder to girls, you don’t deserve guys like that. We need to be treated well and with respect. We need a Gentleman.