Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Why I Would Never, Ever Cross A Footbridge Again

It was the last day of my OJT for this week. Thank you very much. I have all the eagerness in the world to go home today so I can have that well-deserved rest for tomorrow’s big day at school. All seemed well during the jeepney ride to Cubao, but for some twisted reason, our effin’ jeepney driver (Bless him) dropped us at the other side of Aurora Blvd, which meant my friend and I had to use one of those acrophobic, wild pink footbridges.

To avoid spattering rainwater on my pants, I cautiously walked my way across the wet, ill-illuminated overpass like a cat walking on a tightrope. I safely got thru. Yey. We immediately flagged down the first jeepney to Marikina that we saw and just when I was about hop on I noticed that my bag’s front pocket was open. Freaking out, I quickly scanned if my ancient phone and mp4 player were still present. Luckily, they were safely sitting there at the bottom. Sigh of relief. So feeling secured already, I groped for my pouch to get my fare. And I groped. And groped again. But the pouch wasn’t there. Aw, fudge. Now I’m dead.

Goodbye 1k. Goodbye memory cards (of my classmates. Ouch). Goodbye, movie tickets. Goodbye, BDO cash card. Good bye National Library card. Goodbye…

I’ve been often told my parents and peers that that particular pocket was not a safe place to put my valuables. But my stubbornness tells me otherwise.

On the positive side, I wasn’t harmed at all. That is something to be really thankful of. If I was robbed face-to-face I might have wet my pants. In addition, I get to follow my tight-fisted budgeting practices once more. It’s been a while since I last saved money, you see. Oh well, that's life.

Moral of the story: Don’t cross the EDSA-Aurora footbridge at night.

29 Comments:

Spices of Life said...

that sucks!!! but at least everything is not going to happen any time soon...

I am Xprosaic said...

Ahahahahahhaha... galing ng snatcher ah! jijijiji... Well mabuti na lang at ala namang nangyari sa iyo... yung iba kasi hinohold up na nga pinapatay pa o di kaya eh sinasaksak... still, those were just material things that were gone... mababawi mo pa yan eventually...

livingstain said...

sa bawat pagkakamali may bagong matututunan, mag ingat ka na lang sa susunod. hayaan mo na ang mga nawala dahil kapag may nawala may mas maraming babalik.

vajarlmetdracula said...

They never illuminate those wild pink footbridges enough.

Ouch. It was a little weird that they didn't get your phone and mp4 player though. Siguro masyado silang mapapansin if ever kinuha pa nila yun, I think it's better that you didn't notice the bastard take your pouch. Baka mas delikado pag nakita mo sya, baka kung ano pa gawin nun sayo sa takot na isumbong mo sya sa pulis.

Ingat ingat.

Mokong™ said...

lalong pumapangit ang EDSA dahil sa footbridge na yan...

Random Student said...

yes we always have something to be thankful for. in your case, nalusutan ka lang at 'di nagripuhan or na-subject sa verbal violence. i have my share of worse experiences. god is good.

Traveliztera said...

Awww... At least hindi ka ginang-up sa footbridge... One time when we were heading to a meeting place after school, we had to use a footbridge and mejo nahuli kaming dalawa na girls lang so the boys were ahead na talaga tapos biglang may dumating na mga adik na may dalang mga kahoy na pamukpok and binully kami. Buti dumating ung mga guys pero may nakuha pa rin sa friend ko--ang burger nia. lol. Pero sa'kin, hinhingi ung wallet ko and all... Good thing nakarating agad ung guys... The thing with footbridges e less security...
At least u learned something and kawawa naman ung susunod na magnanakaw syo, wala na siya makukuha dahil mas magaling ka na magtago hehe. :)

Leomar said...

Thank God at walang masamang nangyari sayo! Ako noon, natutukan ng baril sa FX sa Quezon Ave., di magandang experience hehehe.

pmm012 said...

ay magdiwang ka at di mo sinapit ang sinapit ko. natutukan na ako ng ice pick at baril.. maswerte ka pa rin dude..

jan geronimo said...

Tama si Vajarl. Buti di mo nalaman may ginawang kalokohan sa bag mo. Syempre papalag ka e property mo un eh. Glad nothing untoward happened to you. Maswerte ka pa rin in a freaking kind of way, Badong. Kaya nga lang nakakasama ng loob maisahan noh?...Cheer up, you'd earn all you've lost back. Ngayon pa, di ba? :)

isladenebz said...

Ay, that is so uncool. And yes, next time, have a separate wallet for your exact fares at un ang ilagay mo sa backpocket mo. Your more important wallet must be inside your bag.

Buti na lang your friend is with you, at least may nanlibre sa pamasahe.

At ang pinakamabuti sa lahat: you're a-ok after the incident.

Take care.

gege said...

Goodbye 1k. Goodbye memory cards (of my classmates. Ouch). Goodbye, movie tickets. Goodbye, BDO cash card. Good bye National Library card. Goodbye…

tsktsk....
nabanggit ko pa naman yung library card....
tsktsk...
movie tickets... oki lang yun!
meron naman kami... ahaha!

ang 'garro's bridge...'
dumaan kami dun nung galing akong marikina...
1am, kasama si siopao.HHWW... tapos nung nakasakay na kaming taxi, suoer thankful!!!
...traumatic.
:(

mountain top experience said...

what an experience.

at least nga hindi ka na-harm ng mga pick pockets.

my worst was that when na holdap yung bus na sinasakyan ko. lahat kami nakuhanan ng cellphone

Alkapon said...

you should be careful next time.. be watchful and alert all the time.

gillboard said...

just be grateful you weren't hurt.. those things you lost.. madali na lang palitan yun... mahirap kung buhay ang mawala...

karoger said...

hhmmm. katakot. isa sa pinakakatakutan ko, maholdap. kasi hindi ko talaga ibibigay gamit ko. patayan na kung patayan. haha.

maganda sana ang metro manila kung walang mga krimen or atleast ay minimal lang. haay. andaming problema ng pilipinas. hahaha.

Anonymous said...

Why blame the footbridge? did it happen there? duh...

vajarlmetdracula said...

Nakita ko na yung sinasabi mo Badongkadonks. Haha. Natawa nalang ako. Buti naman at hindi sila nagpahayag ng todo todong repulsyon sa page ko. Hihi. :)

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Rej said...

kung di maiwasan. bilisan maglakad at maging alerto. wag magpakakampante na disente ang katabi minsan sila pa ang mas dilikado.

ANENG said...

im here again..
which wud u choose?

madapa mula sa ika-anim na hakbang ng footbridge or manakawan?

ok nang manakawan..
kesa maging sentro ng kahihiyan,,

well, ako un. hahaha..

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