Commuters in big cities know how difficult it can be when you take the wrong bus or jeep and you only realized this after several minutes into the ride! You might find it hard to find another ride at that point, unless you catch a taxi or hail a Grab ride, subject to availability of vehicles, of course.
Plus, you need to pay the driver for the ride you took since it wasn’t his mistake that you got on the wrong jeep or bus.
Recently, one student made the mistake of taking the wrong jeep in Dinalupihan, Bataan. The student was supposed to take the one that would bring her to her school, Eastwood College; however, the jeep she had ridden would not pass through the school and was already heading towards the market when she realized her mistake.
It would be pointless to continue riding the jeep now; thus, the student asked the driver for her change.
Student: Manong Yung sukli po nung 50 Student po.
Driver: Naku Mam hindi po dadaan yung jeep doon eto po yung pera nyo wag na po kayo magbayad magtricycle nalang po kayo papunta nang eastwood.
Student: Naku manong salamat po.
Impressed over what he witnessed, another passenger, Lan Smith Bulaclac posted a photo of the driver and shared the story, saying he was proud that the people of Dinalupihan are like this. After all, other jeepney drivers would still ask that student to pay the fare since she had ridden the jeep, right?
Many netizens were impressed by the driver’s actions and others identified him as Tomas Bustillo, saying he really is a good man.
Have you experienced riding the wrong jeep or bus and the driver did the same thing as Tatay Tomas?
Source: Lan Smith Bulaclac / Facebook