Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Start of a lovely day

When i woke up this morning and i heard the softening of the downpour, i knew that it would be a lovely day. Not so much scorching heat from the sun, and no more rain from the sky by the time i leave for work. True enough, the weather was beautiful. But when Hubby opened the garage, the nightmare on daylight began....

We were in a hurry to leave for work because we don't want to get entangled with the traffic jam causing us to commit the perennial offense of employees - tardiness. When Hubby opened the gate, lo and behold, there was a truck obstructing our driveway. After a few minutes and a lot of sweat, Hubby was informed by a construction worker of the building across the streeet that the driver could not be found. The good news is, the construction worker, who seems to have no driver license, was willing to drive the truck away from the driveway. However, such did not relieve us from the mounting traffic on our street.

After a few clicks and turns, we got to the right lane and drove toward our first stop - Hubby's office. It would have been an uneventful trip had it not been for the jeepney which was right beside us but did not want to stay that way during his journey. He immediately overtook us, and yours truly, being a nice girl and all, let him drive away. A few meters after, the same jeepney halted in the middle of the street. For the second time in less than thrity minutes, a vehicle was obstructing our way. Argh! I overtook and sped away. At the turn on the corner, the same crazy jeep was again trying to overtake. And again, i let him. I have learned the lesson, and sadly from experience, that i would have less headache if i let jeepneys, taxicabs or even trucks to have their way.

But the crazy jeep was really wild! It even cuts other jeepneys and almost hit one when it changed lane. I guess it was a mistake to let it be on our front, for it changed lanes in a wink. Finally, when we got freed from that crazy jeep, our next battle was a pedicab, followed by a motorcycle. It seems that they think that they are the REAL KING OF THE ROAD! Come to think of it, they can be, esp. the motorbikes. I mean, whenever it feels like it's a regular vehicle, it would travel in the middle of the lane so that no car could pass through it. However, if there is so much traffic, it would treat itself like a pedestrian and would still pass through the slimmest space between cars so that it would not wait for the green light like all the cars.

Finally, we reached our first destination. Off i went without Hubby.

Amazingly, there was not much traffic. I was able to take Buendia without any scars or scratch. But again, i thought too fast. While the streets were half-empty (or half-filled, depending on how you got used to traffic), i found myself at the rear end of a slow-moving vehicle. By the time i was able to change lanes (although half-empty, the streets were still full of crazy drivers), the slow-moving vehicle sped off while i was stuck in a new lane filled with cars because they cannot get through due to the obstruction caused by cars on the perpendicular street. Ugh!

At last, i got to the office unscathed, still hoping that today would be a lovely day


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