Just when I thought that this blog will never ever contain rants.
Just this morning, I was on my way to my daily routine of going to school. Everyday, I need to be there at around 12:30 p.m.,so high noon is my own version of a "rush hour". I was riding a jeepney, as always. Same old normal day - I thought.
There was the driver (of course) plus two college kids (the girl's uniform is from a famous university in Recto) in front of the jeep and 4 more at the back including myself. All of which were male except for me and the lady in front. We all knew that the two in front were a couple. But when we got stuck in traffic, the normalcy in our lives changed.
The two kissed. Actually, it was the girl who initiated it. Nobody bothered 'coz it was just a simple and a sweet kiss. I told to myself, "Oh boy, is it hot in here or is it really hot?".
And then what followed really shocked us.
The casual kiss turned into a passionate one. And then another with a squeaky sound. And then one more round with the girl's hand on the guy's cheek. Too much action going on at that time that people at the back were looking at each other quite puzzled. Or was I in a candid camera show or something?
I don't want to call myself "manang" pero 'wag naman sa jeep for crying out loud! Sa park puwede pa kasi medyo sweet pa. Pero sa jeep?! Sa sinehan puwede pa dahil madilim saka halos lahat naman dumaan sa stage na sa sinehan numanakaw ng moments. Pero sa jeep?! Sa gate ng bahay pagkahatid ni boyfriend puwede pa kasi goodbye kiss. Pero sa jeep?! Sa jeep?! Oh come on! Tantanan ako. Init ulo moments talaga.
So it all became normal for us to see them kissing. I was hoping that they would just disappear from the scene so that we could all just concentrate with our own self-thinking and self-actualization. Or better yet, all of us would disappear so that they can have that moment for themselves. I was mad. Really mad.
What happened next really bothered me.
A few students loaded the jeepney. Unfortunately, three of them were my students. My 13-year old, first year students which were all girls. They smiled at me and I smiled back while checking on the couple. The guy was leaning on his girlfriend's side, looking like he's asleep. And then the lady (again) lifted her boyfriend's chin and kissed him. With all of my students watching. They giggled and pointed to the couple (kids will be kids) while keeping their eyes half-looking. And it happened again - the cycle that happened a while ago.
After a few rounds of free pay-per-viewish actions, the couple finally went down and unloaded the jeepney. It was quite a relief. The laughter of the students dominated and the tension died down. They couldn't stop laughing and all I did was watch them.
Grabe 'yun ma'am ah!
May tunog pa ma'am...
Ma'am nakita ninyo 'yun?
Sssshh... 'Wag kayo masyado maingay. Sa school na tayo mag-usap.
I don't want to sugar-coat things just to play around with the kids because I can't. They are smarter than what we think of them. I know that they know what happened and I am not anti-passionate things or expression of feelings. But there's always a right place and time for everything.
End of discussion.
End of discussion.
I silently wished that all of these were just a naughty play of my imagination or an exaggeration. But it is not.