While waiting in line at a gas station, passenger Anthony R. shares his experience with a woman who allegedly cut in front of the cab he was in. Though he shares that the cab driver himself did not want to delve further into it, Anthony opted to speak to the woman and ask for an apology, unfortunately, that’s not what he got.
Just yesterday, Anthony shared a video of an argument that ensued between him and this woman after she allegedly disrespected the driver from the cab he was in and soon started calling him names after he decided to take matters into his own hands. Listen to the audio and read his story below:
September 28th, 2015 at around 11:30am this woman driver threw a huge tantrum at my taxi driver at the Caltex, BF Homes in Parañaque because she said she was in a private car and must be filled first even though we were in line waiting for an attendant for a few minutes before she arrived.
My taxi driver got in line to have gas pumped into the cab when she comes along after a few minutes. A gas attendant becomes available heads to my taxi because he knows we’ve been waiting for a while and the mentioned woman opened her window telling off the gas attendant that she should be loaded first because she was in a private car. After telling off the attendant, she turns to my driver and yells at him with an evil glare which obviously gets my driver a little agitated and said to her “Cge ikaw na” (okay you go ahead then). The gas attendant had no choice but to load the woman’s car first.
My taxi driver just told me that it’s okay and maybe she is some rich known person but I wouldn’t take it. We were in line first waited for 5 minutes and she decides to cut the line. No amount of money in your bank account should dictate your rights in the norms of society I told my driver.
I hate this sort of “rich” mentality hence I decided to ask her why she was being so rude and what gave her the right to cut in line based only on her driving a “private” car.
I wasn’t able to record the beginning of our conversation but I approached her and called her ma’am and told her that I didn’t think that what she did was fair and she started with her yelling and name calling.
Then the next 45 seconds of our conversation is shown in the video where she throws insults at me; Are you a man?!” She said. “I’m not rude! Are you gay?!” Funniest bit is when she says that she wants to spank me! (Kinky!) I responded of course shocked and asked her if she was my mom. And after a bit of yelling on her end I realized that she was just gonna continue with her stubborn mind and mouth so I decided to walk away. And before she drove off after getting her car pumped wth gas, she decided to give everyone in the taxi a show of her pretty nail polish on her middle finger. I wonder if there was something wrong with her other fingers or maybe her nail on her middle finger was her favorite.
By far, the rudest and most discriminating person on the road I’ve ever come across. I hope you never meet someone like this ever. And if you’re pumping gas or even driving along the roads of Manila and see this Hyundai Tucson with the same license plate, drive away…quickly.
Update: The woman’s son contacted me and apparently went to the said gas station to investigate because according to him, his mom is a lovely lady and would never do that.
His mom obviously toned down the story a whole lot and told her son that she told the attendant, when ask who was first, “I don’t know” which obviously isn’t true at all. And God knows.
The son says they are not rich and the woman is going through a lot with illness and is being supported by her kids.
BUT it still is no excuse to treat people like how she did. I have agreed to remove the video from FB as long as she apologizes to my friend Marlon the taxi driver.
We definitely disagree with the idea of looking down on people who you feel are “less” or “below” you. Moreover, we’re not sure how sexuality or ethnicity has anything to do with the situation. On the up side, we’d like to commend the passenger for defending the cab driver. Though the woman may have refused to accept her mistake at the moment, we’re sure the cab driver was touched by Anthony’s gesture.
What do you think of Anthony’s story and this woman’s behavior? What would you have done?