I brought Caleb at the back of the house so we can watch the foggy sunrise. It was cloudy, so no sun at sight. We’re on our way back when we spotted this spotted pig 🙂
It’s a Friday so we’re going home later than usual (I was with my fiancee)…
So there we were, in the bus, waiting for our stop. The bus is a little crowded. That’s kind of weird in any other day, but hey, it’s Friday so it’s expected here.
The bus made a stop in Pioneer, 2 guys got on the bus. They sat in aisle sides of the seats one row apart, so I assumed that they don’t know each other. I’m already half-asleep so I didn’t give it much thought…
The conductor yelled Boni so my fiancee and I prepared ourselves to disembark. I got up first, then my fiancee walked behind me. Then suddenly GUY 1 (nearer to driver, in front of me) got up and barricaded himself in the way, facing the back side of the bus, calling some girl’s name. Then GUY 2 (seated behind me) got up and cut off my fiancee, leaving me in between GUY 1 and 2.
At this point, I did’nt suspect something was amiss. I was just annoyed that GUY 1 won’t let me pass, and then this other guy, behind me, is rushing to transfer seats… or so I thought.
I told the guy in front of me to let me pass but he just pretended that he didn’t hear me and kept calling a girl’s name. Then I felt something is weird, it’s the feeling that something is brushing/pressing the right side pocket of my pants.
I simply leaned back to push whoever/whatever that is and waited again for GUY 1 to let me pass, then, that same feeling again… This time I took a glance at my right side pocket, that’s when I saw GUY 2’s hands trying to pick my pocket. Guy 2 realized that I saw him and he quickly maneuvered back to a seat.
I was quite infuriated when I realized what they were trying to do. I looked back at GUY 2 and muster, “‘Tang ina ka!“. GUY 1 was already seated when I faced front.
I know I can’t do anything at that point so I continued walking and managed to say to the conductor, “May mandurukot sa bus mo” before I got off the bus. I waited for my fiancee outside.
It happened so fast. I can’t even remember their faces…
I’ve been living in this Metro for almost 5 years now, and this is the first time that I experienced this, first hand. I’m just thankful to God that nothing bad happened and nothing was stolen. In a way, this served like a reminder to me and my fiancee, to be vigilant always.
This makes me wonder though, this incident happened around 10:30pm, just how many others fell victims to these guys today, a payday…