I sat beside a guy wearing shades on the bus today. I bet he wore it not to moderate the somewhat stark sunshine reflected by the window but to cover himself for sleeping. However, his eyes (he’s wearing these cool police shades y’all!) despite thoroughly covered did not give it away; it was his mouth that did. They were slightly open and you could hear his slow breathing.
I did not mind him that much actually. While he takes a leisurely snore to neverland, I busied myself what to eat for breakfast. Hash brown? Nah, too oily. Kimchi? It’s the morning! Fine, coffee it is. (And some rustic bacon courtesy of countrystyle! Yum! Yum!)
Disruption detected. My food contemplation got interrupted by the sudden movement of the people in the aisle which only signaled one thing: the conductor is coming.
I opened my massive, oppressive bag. I searched for my wallet but it seemed elusive, for the first time! Uh oh. The conductor is nearing but still, no sign of that tiny maroon purse. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!
In 5 seconds I ran scenarios on how to bail out myself from this morning:
A) Nudge sleeping beauty here and ask for some 12 pesos, pretty please? (And your eye-glasses are really good; it suits the shape of your face. Where did you buy those?)
B) Shock the bus conductor by unleashing my most puppy-eyes while asking if this ride could be waived…like you know, free? Please po? :(
C) Be defensive and tell everyone that you are not a fraud. Yep, you heard me right, everyone. (Appeal to pity y’all)!
D) Step off the bus with honor and dignity and walk all the way from Buendia back to Taft Avenue…in those heels.
E) Pretend to sleep and never ever ever wake up no matter what. I’m serious about not waking up until I reach Ayala and then run Forrest run! Again…in those heels.
F) Try to take all belongings out of the bag and check if it’s possible to muster some 12 pesos.
Correct answer? D. Yep, I announced my departure from the said vehicle and walked away.
Bleh~ Of course I did not walk! Dude, I can’t handle walking that far in these friggin heels. My feet will look worse than its already ginger-like configuration. I chose F instead and ecstatically, I found 12 pieces of 1 peso coins scattered in the deepest insides of the bag! Yay~!
The conductor was obliviously annoyed at my sudden eagerness to pay him. Hahaha. Anyway, yes I paid it! I pay my way in this world kuya! I am an independent girl!
My next problem is how to survive the day with my remaining money, some 5 cents from SM. I called up brother but he said he is still on his way to work. :(
When I arrived at the office, good thing my other office mate is already present. I asked if he had breakfast already. He said yes and throws the same question back at me. ;) I said I can’t because I left my wallet. He handed me some money* and told me to have breakfast. Mission accomplished!
Later this morning, I received my brother’s obligatory sermon (text message) about my forgetfulness. (WOW! This is the first time that I forget it! Oh, I mean, 2nd time this week…)
Anyway, be safe y’all!
[P.S. What would you do if this happens to you?]
(*Of course it’s utang!)
(Sorry, I abused “y’all today. I just love its sound.)
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