Friday, March 20, 2009

the real road shits

today, I woke up 25 minutes before my shift. but on a usual day, i used to wake up atleast 2 hours before, in order for me to have ample time to commute from katipunan to makati. just imagine the panic that struck me when i saw my unreliable alarm clock. i immediately stood up from bed and prepared for work. it surprises me how my adrenalin cut my preparing time to 5minutes form the usual 30 minutes or more.

when i stepped off our gate i hailed a cab, believing that it would save me from getting scolded again by my supervisor, for it sometimes does the trick. taking the cab would just take me 15minutes to my office, if the driver senstive enough to realize that i am rushing, while 30 or more minutes if i got an lpg driven taxi and a very lousy driver.

fortunately, i was able to get a regular taxi with a very sensitive and friendly driver. but when i thought that i am about to make it, i saw a big traffic build up ahead, along c5 road. its such a big hassle, especially for commuters, whenever politicians start to build up their names foir the upcoming election. even the roads that doesn't really need some would be dig up and be reconstructed, behind the excuse of widening it for better roads, better lives, as they say it.

what is more annoying is the fact that the road they use to reconstruct are the busy ones, those that most people pass but don't really need to have major repaired: and to worsten it all, reconstructing a 300m road takes god-knows-how-long. take for example, the f*&#$^% C5 road! while those roads that are remote and really needs total reconstructions are being ignored and left out. they just have to show off their name to the people passing, still believing that name recalling is always a good thing.

i reached work almost an hour ahead of my supposed shift. still upset of the traffic that i struggled to pass through. i immediately headed to my station. hoping that my boss did not notice me. but when i felt his presence coming near me, i hurried setting up everything and pretended busying myself with work.

"after that one, go to my cube, okay?"

i just gave him a nod.

i know, its me to blame for being late. but if not for the road construction they keep on digging up, i could have catch it up.

oh well, its just me ranting. now, back to regular emo programming. hahaha!

10 comments:

the geek said...

or the unreliable alarm clock prompted you to wake up...

(and here i am, have two alarms: from my phone and another from my ipod...ehehehe)

gillboard said...

ahhh... the c5 traffic... i miss that...

ok lang yan... bawi na lang next time.

lucas said...

sino bang hindi nakaexperience ng experience mo. naalala ko pumasok ako ng di naliligo, di nagtutoothbrush, at di plantsado ang damit. umuulan pa..hehe!

but better late than absent, right?

DN / DeathNote said...

syempre malapit na eleksyon, kaya nagkalat ang "projects". lol

Rain Darwin said...

buti naman hindi mo nakita yung sign na:

THIS IS WHERE YOUR TAXES GO.

pang-uuto sa mga botante. hehehe.

parteeboi said...

My Gulay! How come I don't know anything about the election? Oh maybe bacause wala na kameng cable. ahehehe... Binay for president!!!

Chyng said...

I hate Kalayaan! Sinusumpa ko yan! Di na ko dadaan jan ever!

Mugen said...

Ahhhh... Kalayaan. Ang sakit ng ulo ng C5. Hehehe.

Luis Batchoy said...

naransan ko din pumasok sans ligo brush and evrathing, at nasa iloilo pa ako nyan ha! Damn! sleep is such a waste of time.hehehehehe.. wala bang "sick hotline?" lols

Yj said...

eh maliban jan sa mga constru churvah na yan, kumusta naman ang mga pesteng drayber na may kanya kanyang stop light na lalong nagpapagulo sa trapik...?