Friday, November 21, 2008

Can't, Won't, Don't Stop

One early Thursday morning, Raft3r was in a hurry to get to work.


As fate would have it, I was stuck in traffic. Darn it.


When trying to switch lanes, Raft3r finally noticed the cause of traffic. It was an old disabled man sitting in the middle of a major thoroughfare.


Apparently, he could not stand up. He appeared to be in pain.


Vehicles maneuvered around him and tried not to hit the old guy.


Raft3r wanted to get out of the car and help the man cross the street. After all, it was the noble thing to do. But I was also late for work. Boss wouldn’t approve of that.


In the end, selfish motives prevailed.


31 comments:

TheScud said...

bummer. ganyan talaga if nagmamadali ka. selfish na kung selfish. i'm not even sure when was the last time i helped out a stranger.

have a great weekend!

Raft3r said...

thescud, Mahirap mawalan ng trabaho. Hehe

Judayski said...

man, that's sad.
ala ba kayong grace period? =)

Andy Briones said...

I live in Far-view and I pass by Commonwealth avenue (the highway of death) on my way to work everyday. One day I saw a guy sitting by the sidewalk, pools of blood dripping from a busted knee cap. I'm guessing he either fell from a bus while dislodging or got hit by a car while crossing the mile-wide highway. He can't move and was so dazed he just sat there. And just like everybody else, I was rushing for work so I didn't do anything. I felt like the biggest wuss after that.

Raft3r said...

judayski, Wala. Leave ka agad ang solution pag late. Hehe

andy briones, I'm gonna burn in hell. Hehe

Andy Briones said...

That's okay, I'm pretty sure I'll be burning in hell too. :-)

june said...

so sad, we are all victims of this self centered world we are living, the values that we learned from school are so much difficult to apply in the real world

Raft3r said...

andy briones, Cell mates kayo tayo sa impyerno? Hehe

june, Ganyan na talaga siguro ang buhay. Hehe

Wendy said...

Along Roxas Blvd ba yan Raft? Paunahan din kasi magmaneho mga sasakyan dun tuwing umaga. Pahirapan talagang tumawid. Wawa naman si Tatang.

Raft3r said...

wendy, Oo. Sa Roxas. I wonder what happened to him?

liza said...

hala raft3r hindi ka ba man lang naguilty?

Raft3r said...

liza, Guilty nga. Sobra.

len said...

I pity the old man! Wala bang MMDA officer to help him?

I was late for work today for two hours because of the terrible traffic at NLEX (Malinta-Balintawak)! The worse part, I was standing in a crowded bus wearing high-heeled shoes! Argh!

the donG said...

poor old man. i hope somebody helped out that guy.

Lawstude said...

we are not here to judge you. you are not a book.

Raft3r said...

len, Wow! Ganda ng porma natin, ah!

the dong, I always wondred what happened to him.

lawstude, Aba! Welcome back! Hehe. Salamat. Utol ka pala ni Melanie Marquez. Hehe

kengkay said...

life's many choices. pero kung kasama ko mga anak ko ang choices ko would be -- tama bang lumabas ako ng kotse sa gitna ng kalsada (matatakot mga anak ko kasi bawal yon) pero hindi rin naman tamang iwan na lang yung matanda sa gitna ng kalye (matatakot ang mga bata para dun sa matanda) -- mahirap na desisyon talaga.

Raft3r said...

kengkay, Hirap talaga. Sala sa init, sala sa lamig. Hehe

Wendy said...

Raft, Roxas din ang way ko every morning and I think mas late akong pumasok sa 'yo. Wala naman akong nakita na matandang nakaupo sa gitna ng daan so I guess nakaalis naman sya agad after the incident. Don't feel so guilty. Understandable naman kasi di uso ang late sa ofc mo.

Raft3r said...

wendy, Baka dinala sya sa Ospital ng Maynila.

Vannie said...

aw...sometimes; situations like this defines who we are. hihi

u should have helped:P

but who am i to judge-situations similar to that happened to me before and i've made the wrong decision.

anyway may tag ako for u pala.
http://www.kidddesigns.com/2008/11/what-if-your-ex-says.html

hope u will join.TC

Raft3r said...

vannie, Sakit ha! Hehe. Sige, will go and visit. Thanks!

laieesha said...

oh how sad! poor Lolo. You shouldn't feel too bad, because it wasn't like YOU were the only one who saw him or went around him, you know? What about all the other people? How come none of THEM stopped to help him, di ba? But apparently, someone did stop to help...

Raft3r said...

laieesha, The police probably did.

Jella said...

:( Kawawa naman si lolo.

Raft3r said...

jella, Mas kawawa si Raft3r pag nawalan ng trabaho. Hehe

Jella said...

Denoy, would you be fired immediately for being late that day, or even absent? Peace, my dear! Just asking :) See you soon.

Bernadette Anne said...

Tsk...tsk...Raft3r! Akala ko pa naman super gentleman ka! =D Kidding aside, I know you are. But then, what can you do? In this world, it is almost always me, myself and I. We beat ourselves for not doing what we should have. Just charge it to the many things of coulda-woulda-shoulda and pray that the dear lolo is safe now!

Raft3r said...

jella, You don't know my boss. Hehe

bernadette anne, Tama ka. Shoulda, woulda, coulda. Hehe

Home for the Aging said...

Ano ka ba. Patawarin na sana namin pagkakuripot mo kung tinulungan mo yung tao.

Raft3r said...

home for the aging, Hehe. That's what I call wishing thinking.