A young lady recently went viral because instead of getting angry, she decided to take the wheel after the 70-year-old taxi driver said that he is really sleep and can't driver anymore.
Cristina Tan shared her rather unusual experience while commuting yesterday. She narrated that while on her way home, she and the driver had been talking about how he is already 70 years old and has been a taxi driver during the Marcos era. At his age, he should really be retired but because he has daughters to support, he is forced to continue working.
But after a while, the driver told her she has to get down and look for another taxi because they were still far from her destination but he was already feeling really sleepy.
Afraid that she might not find a taxi there or that something might happen to her if he dropped her off, she offered to drive the cab instead. The driver didn’t believe at first that she knows how to drive a manual transmission vehicle; moreover, he was feeling rather embarrassed that he was too sleepy to drive but she insisted.
Here's her post on Facebook:
First time ko mag drive ng taxi. HahaWhile on the road sabi ni tatay (taxi driver) lipat nalang daw ako dahil hindi nya kaya mag drive sa sobrang antok, sabi ko delikado naman kung baba ako somewhere hindi ko alam kung makakasakay agad ako so i insist ako na ang mag drive dahil malayo pa ang bahay ko from our location at first ayaw niya nahihiya at akala nya hindi ako marunong mag drive ng manual. Pero pinilit ko nalang para maka idlip sya habang traffic. Nung ako na ang nag ddrive nakatulog agad sya at humihilik pa. Habang nasa byahe ang dami pumapara sa taxi tapos nagugulat at natatawa dahil babae ang driver. Anyway, 70yrs old na si tatay sabi nya panahon pa ni marcos taxi driver na sya at puro babae anak kaya naghahanap buhay pa rin till now. Ginising ko nalang si tatay nung nakarating na kami sa bahay ko. Wala lang gusto ko lang i share kasi first time ko. Haha
|Photo credit: Cristina Tan / Facebook|
The post garnered praise on Facebook, with a lot of people commenting that it was sweet of her to treat the old driver in this manner because she could have gotten angry and had every right to be because the driver shouldn’t have let her ride if he was already sleepy – perhaps he wasn’t sleepy when she rode the cab?