Did some adulting today. Along the way, I gathered some.. observations. I’ve never done this before. I mean, I’ve never really just typed whatever is in my head and allowed you to read them. Of course not.  I may say I do, but that’s not always the case. Often, before I write a blog content, I curate it in my head and have some sort of flow before I start typing. So while I type, I already have a “result picture” in my head. I can already visualize what it should look like before I hit the publish button. This one’s different, though, and I even write in Filipino in this blog post! That’s a first! 

I originally posted this on my Facebook account, but I thought.. wait a minute, this is exactly what I should be posting on my blog! It is relevant to my (and our, generally) lifestyle and it contains my personal thoughts, so why not? Okay, enough of this unnecessary intro. Here we go.  If you want to know how I rant in length (and in Filipino), keep reading. 

1. Hindi lahat ng pumupunta sa government offices, prepared with the requirements.

Hindi nila kasalanan yun. Pero pwedeng kasalanan ng staff kasi hindi sila na-guide properly.

Example: Binigyan ng #, pinapila, pinaghintay. Pagdating sa table, kulang kulang pala ang requirements na dala. In the first place, hindi pala siya eligible. Pero sana naiwasan ‘to nung sa Step 1 pa lang, tinignan na yung eligibility niya para tuloy tuloy na yung process. Hindi na rin siya anxious kung mali ba o kulang yung dala niya. Diba? Win-win ‘to.

2. We live and breathe corruption every single day, but they come in different forms.

Pwedeng inuumpisahan sa chikahan, nagiging cheating, and eventually it leads to corruption.

3. Workers, wala kayong utang na loob sa customer o client niyo.

Kung talagang may halaga sainyo ang trabaho niyo, gawin niyo lang ang dapat. Magtrabaho lang kayo. Wala akong pakialam kung gaano kayaman yung client na sisingit sa pila na dapat AKO na. Unahin mo ako kasi nauna naman talaga ako. Wala akong pake kung alam mo ang kwento ng buhay niya at niregaluhan niya ng barbie doll yung anak mo at alam niya ang paborito mong ulam. Unahin mo ako dahil nauna ako, at unahin mo ako dahil yun ang trabaho mo. Sa oras na tinalukarin mo ako para sa mas “may karapatan na kliyente”, you’re already doing disservice to your job. Sana alam mo yun. At sana alam mo din, na walang “mas” pag dating sa serbisyo dahil lahat kami may karapatan sa kung anong dapat. Walang “mauna ka” o “mahuli ka”. Para saan pa pala ang proseso?

4. Waiting in a long line because of a slow system is one story, waiting in a long line because of a CORRUPT SYSTEM is another.

5. Muli, WALA KAYONG UTANG NA LOOB SA CUSTOMER/CLIENT NIYO.

Hindi niyo kailangan ng UTANG NA LOOB para magtrabaho ng mabilis/magtrabaho AT ALL. Magtrabaho kayo dahil yun ang RESPONSIBILIDAD niyo sa tao.

6. Wag kang pupunta ng government office nang hindi mo kabisado ang proseso.

Kasi pag natapat ka sa SLOW NA TAO, ikaw pa ang magiging TANGA. Oras mo pa ang masasayang. Ikaw pa yung paikot ikot, nanghuhula kung ano ang susunod. Bakit? Kasi hindi niya rin alam ang ginagawa niya. Hindi niya naiintindihan yung proseso kahit na pumapasok siya dun araw araw. Wala lang. Wala lang talag siyang pake. Wala lang siyang pake sa oras ng tao. Nandun lang siya kasi binabayaran siya at dahil may aircon dun.

7. Parang ayoko na sumakay sa tricycle kasi duga ang mga driver.

Pinakapatas na ang Jeep drivers at Bus conductors para sa akin, sa totoo lang.


I know, that was completely different from what I typically post, but let me ask you a question: 

What’s one crappy experience you’ve had while ‘adulting’? 

Share your experience below. Let’s get #triggeredt together.

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Bae is a 20-something passion blogger from Manila. She likes hoarding hobbies and trying out new stuff, blogging about her mundane adventures, and tweeting about random realizations and musings.
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