Want to put your anger management skill to the test? Ride the MRT.
Even the most mild-mannered persons among us can turn into The Hulk thanks to the impossible crowds during rush hour. The situation is only getting worse—and as if that’s not bad enough, presidential hopefuls are using the issue as a major talking point for their campaigns instead of directly addressing the problem.
So while we wait for The One to find a solution to all our public transportation woes, why don’t we start with ourselves? Translation: If you don’t want to have a hard time, don’t give others a hard time either. Don't be a jerk and add to the problem. Avoid these pitfalls when riding the train—they can get you killed!
(For a list of other things to avoid doing while riding the MRT, click here.)
1) SITTING DOWN ON THE FLOOR WHILE WAITING IN LINE AND THEN GETTING MAD IF SOMEONE INADVERTENTLY HITS THEM ON THE FACE.
Huwag uupo sa sahig kung ayaw mong mapagkamalan kang basahan.
So you're an hour early? Next time make it three!
(Image via Save MRT Facebook page)
2) BREATHING ON SOMEONE ELSE'S NECK.
We have enough supply of carbon dioxide, thank you.
3) ALLOWING YOUR HAND TO SLIDE DOWN THE POLE, AND TOUCHING SOMEONE ELSE'S.
If you’re a dude and your sweaty palm is still on top of our hands after two stations, then you're already asking for it!
(We know Rihanna told us about finding love in a hopeless place. Sure, the MRT's hopeless, but it sure ain't the proper place.)
4) BOXING PEOPLE OUT AND MARKING YOUR "PERSONAL SPACE."
Image via Save MRT Facebook fan page
It's okay to fight for breathing room, but if it means doing a split by keeping your legs wide apart and extending your elbows until your sleeves give in, that's too much. You're not in a ball game so share some space, Sakuragi!
5) GETTING AN ACCIDENTAL BONER.
6) BOUNCING OFF THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU BECAUSE YOU'RE TOO DAMN BUSY PLAYING CLASH OF CLANS
You're looking for another kind of clash by doing this.
7) NOT GIVING WAY BECAUSE THE SPACE YOU HAVE GIVES YOU A PRIME VIEW OF A LADY'S CLEAVAGE.
All right, we're guilty of this one, too.
8) NOT APOLOGIZING WHEN YOU ACCIDENTALLY HIT OR BUMP SOMEONE.
This is how things escalate to "encounters" like this:
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9) RUSHING TO THE DOOR LIKE A FOOTBALL RUNNING BACK WHEN EXITING THE TRAIN.
Ever heard of the term "Makikiraan po?"
10) YAPPING TIRELESSLY ABOUT HOW BAD THINGS ARE.
We get it. Things are bad. We don't need you to remind us of that.