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One of the many perils of living in the city is cab drivers.
The other night, I was saying good bye to my friend B and he was waiting for me to get a cab.
Now, it’s important for you to know what B looks like so everything about my later conversation will make sense: he’s tall, fairly good-looking, and very very white. I’m talking WASP-y looking. But he’s a good buddy and so he wanted to make sure I got in a cab before heading back to his place. Now B had a bit to drink and was a little too affectionate when he was saying good bye as I tried to get in the cab.
S: Manong sa Plaza po tayo.
Driver: Ok ma’am… Ok yun kasama mo ma’am ha.
Parang bighaning bighani sayo, ayaw ka pakawalan.
S: (thought bubble: opinionated si Kuya noh..?)
Di naman siguro kuya… Kasama ko sa work yun.
Driver: Hindi, ok sya… Buti nga katulad mo ang kasama nya…
S: (thought bubble: whatdahell…might as well join in)
Ah talaga? Ba’t mo naman nasabi
Driver: At least may taste sya. Yun talagang magandang Pinay pinili nya…
Hindi katulad nun mga ibang nasakay ko, nakuuu ewan ko ba
bakit mga exotic itsura pinagpipipili, di ko maintindihan!
Hindi ko alam kung tatawa ako eh. So tumahimik na lang ako… I always thought I sported the exotic Pinay look.