Sunday, September 14, 2008

another mrt boo-boo's

i was 20 minutes late than the usual when i arrived at the mrt station. good thing, i still have my stored value card which saved me from the edsa-long pile of passengers waiting to buy a ticket ride. when i stepped on the escalator, i saw people starting to swarp up on the other side above. this only means one thing, the train already arrived.
i then immediately rushed up to catch it. i forgot how many people i boxed-out off my way. i really didn't care anymore. i was scared that if i will miss this trip, i'll be late for work----again.
then i heard the train doors' buzzer giving its ear-wrecking alarm. but i was still half way up. when i arrived at the end of the stairs, the door already begun closing.
my adrenalin rushed. my thoughts were then just focused on getting inside the train before the door completely closes. my feet flew faster than i am actually pushing it. but the door was almost half close.
NOOOOOO!!!!
voices began to appear telling me, "you can't make it, ewik! stop it now! the door is almost close and you might either get crush between the doors or crash yourself at it." while the other voice is telling me, "of course, you can make it. just believe in yourself! you are almost there. run faster! RUN!"
time was not enough for me to come up with a decision. so choosing the best out of two evils, i opted to push myself in. i didn't really care what might happen. all i could think of was i need to get into that train or else i am doomed!
then i felt the thick metal flooring beneath the sole of my right shoe. i checked if something hit my sides and there was none. everything seemed to be okay. when i have confirmed that both of my feet are now stepping on the aisle of the train. i cried "SUCCESS!"
i made it. i was able to catch the train by almost a second. i felt so proud of myself that i wanted to raise both of my arms and make a graceful bow to my watchful audience. i thought, probably, i wow-ed them with my stunts. but when i turned my eyes to them, i felt something weird. there was this unsual feeling in me telling me that something was wrong.
it actually took me almost 20 seconds standing in the middle of the train before i have realized that all the passengers looking at me were women: darn, i got inside a segragated cart.
although there were still available seats left, i slowly walked away from the aisle and chose to stand up near the door and pretended nothing really shameful happened.
from there, i beared the embarassment while thinking that i still have 6 stations more before i could step off of this awkward situation.

lesson learned: don't rush into things too much. hhhmmmm...

38 comments:

enrico said...

haha, ang kulit. buti hindi ka pinalabas uli. yung iba kasing driver ng mrt, everytime na humihinto sa ibang station, pinapalipat yung lalaking pasahero na nakasakay sa cart na pambabae, matanda or disabled.

ice said...

wahhhh success.. pa burger ka naman

bawal lalaki labas..

oo nga bat di ka pinalabas kasi ako dati pinalipat ako..

di ka naman na-late?

Aethen said...

two times na din ako pinababa sa next station dahil nakapasok ako sa "only-female" cart. hay. sa sobra pagmamadali na makahabol din sa paalis na train kasi hinahabol din ang oras ang dahilan ko.

pero ang saya ng feeling na nakaya mo. Congrats for making it. Hehe.

Lesson learned: time is gold, so it's okay to rush things when you gold is at stake.

jericho said...

aba..your subconscious trying to tell you something that i think you already know? gusto nyang sabihin: ho-hummmm.... hehehe

Mugen said...

Pag pinagalitan ka ng guard sabihin mo, may female alter-ego ka. Yun kamo ginagamit mong personality ngayong weekend.

The Mikologist said...

hehehe,
matagal ko ng planong gumawa ng manual sa pagsakay sa LRT, hindi ko mtapos tpos, hahha.

but definitely i will include situations like this.

thanks for sharing, umeepal lang. =P

Mel said...

gusto ko din mangyari sa akin yan hahaha!

Bino/Geno said...

Ok narin. Haha. Nakakatuwa naman. Gender equality di ba? Hehe.

RONeiluke, RN said...

ahehehe... ok lang yun.. naentertained naman sila eh. hehehe! hindi ka nman siguro mukang manyak para palabasin ka after that death-defying stunt you pulled off..hehehe!

BRAVO!

at hindi ka pa nasibak di ba? hehehe!

Cyrille Jan Pauline said...

Sayang!Kung pwede ka lang sana mag-ikaika na lakad to pretend na pilay ka or something para handicapped kunyari. Kaso tumakbo ka e. Haha. =P

Ely said...

sabagay sa sobrang bilis mo siguro ndi ka na nagawang sitahin ng guard. hehe. Ok lang yun kasi madami din naman mga girls nakikipagsiksikan sa mga boys.

Chyng said...

sana you acted like some handicapped - para pasok ka sa train 1 for girls and disable and seniors! haha

ArchieMD said...

awkward moment of the week!

the donG said...

hahaha... hindi pa naman nangyari sa akin yan. kakatuwa talaga tong experience mo.

wipwed said...

whoa! hardcore ang experience.. =))
natawa ako kasi la talaga akong pakialam kung ma-late ako for work. kaya nga i envy you.. lols!

Leonardo said...

At least you've made it. Congratulations. I guess the moral off the story is not about rushing things, but its more of like doing something which has a chance of either possibilities to depict one's success or failure. You've made it =)

Reyn said...

Mataas ang agility mo.

Tsaka siguro nag-Wind Walk ka bawat station. Loollzzz..

Haha, hindi mo na napansin na maling cart yung napasukan mo. May mga ganyan talaga..haha...

Anyway, thanks for commenting sa isang post ko.. :)


Saludo ako sayo...




..dahil pareho tayong (laging) nale-late sa work ü

Anonymous said...

Awkward moments itu! =) -- Mr. Scheez

Abou said...

i have no idea merong ganyang segregation dyan sa mrt he he. halata talaga di ako pumupunta sa syudad ha ha

my-so-called-Quest said...

oh my!
haha.
oks lang un, pero ingats minsan. swerte mo nakalusot ka. hehe.
kung ako un malamang namumula ko sa buong trip na un. hehe

Will Shady said...

You made it though. But good lesson learned.

nova-san said...

Wow, there are segregated train cars in the Phil? That's quite progressive. We don't even have that in the U.S.

Good thing you weren't wearing your Axe cologne. All the women there might have jumped you. Hehehe.

nova-san said...

Oh, yeah... and good jumping abilities, by the way. Impressive. =)

KRIS JASPER VAN DYKE said...

a segregation????

why? do they still live and breath the (year) 50's?

sherwin said...

It's better on a shameful limelight than getting late...hehehe. Thanks for dropping a line in my site.keep safe.I miss the crowded Manila.

odin hood said...

hehe awkward!

boying said...

go, ewik. hehehe.

Lionheart : Richard the Adventurer said...

Nakakarelate ako ng sobra!

Hehe :) Madalas kasi akong magtrip sa mga siksikang lugar e! Lolz!

Lionheart : Richard the Adventurer said...

Well, wala ka man lang palusot? hehe :)

Pwede naman para hindi masyadong halata... Hehe!

damdam said...

haste makes waste

in this case

abashment ...

hehehe.. funny one.. :)

Sexymoi said...

hahaha... you should have pretended to be over 60 so you won't feel embarrassed... hahaha...

Inky said...

hehe.
ang FUNNY.
pero--
--KAWAWA :D

i n x said...

hehe.
ang FUNNY.
pero--
--KAWAWA :D

Ronnan Tristan said...

hahaha nakakalowka!!!

Quentin X said...

Segrated train cars? Whatever happened to gender equality?!?!

Looking For The Source said...

dahil jan, mas maganda ka sa kanila! nyahahaha

Anino said...

Kahapon lang, kinanta ko sa karaoke yung video "Turn back Time" ng Aqua. May eksena dun kung saan ay nakipag-unahan si Gwyneth sa pagsara ng pintuan. Nagtagumpay naman siya.Naisip ko lang na gawin din yun kapag may pagkakataon. Naunahan mo na pala ako.

lethalverses said...

huwahahahaha...

parang natigil ang hininga ko sa part na sinasabi mo ng until you realize...

parekoy, di ba jackpot din un? malay mo biglang mawalang ng power sa MRT at magsarado ang couch for 1 year.

then for some reasons, nde kayo makaalis pero nabibigyan kayo ng food sa loob.


my bad - me and my wild imaginations.