While inside the car with my husband and my friends.
Husband to everyone: You know what I noticed about Filipinos?
Everyone: What? 😲😲😲 (We asked in chorus)
Husband: You always wait for the driver to go inside the car first before you all go in.
We all looked at each other and then chaos followed. LOL. 🤪
We have an explanation to that and it goes like this:
1. Most Filipinos are humble and we think it it would be impolite if we go inside the car first before the car owner/driver.
2. We don’t want the owner/driver to think we are some kind of a feeler since we are just riding for free. 🙄 Kapal ng mukha this! LOL
3. We don’t want the owner/driver to think we’re treating him/her as a driver-driver. If you know what I mean.
4. And if we are nakikisakay, we always act like we are nahihiya because of course, it is libre.
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