Friday, October 26, 2007

Jeepney Drayber, Sweet Laber

One way of entertaining myself when I ride the jeepney is not only by observing fellow passengers, how they dressed, how they speak, etc., but by reading all the signs inside. Most common are the 'Jeepney driver, sweet lover' and 'God bless our trip' found usually near the driver's rear-view mirror. There's the famous "God know Judas not pay", or "Ang Sutsot ay sa Aso, ang Para ay sa Tao". There is one that never fails to amuse me. Jeepneys now have either buttons or strings for passengers to push or tug in order to let the driver know that they'd like to get off--- this sets a loud 'beep' or a blinding (yes, BLINDING) flash of light. 'Pull the string to stop' are among the first few original signs that I can remember. Nowadays, you'd never really know if sinasadya na lang ng sign maker, or if it were really intended to be a joke. Variations of the "Pull the string to stop" went from "Full the string to stoff"; to "Pull the string to staff" or the more pinoy "Hila tali para baba".
On my ride to work the other day, I just can't help pulling out my camphone to take this picture. Panalo! With all good intentions from the person who sells these signs that was really meant or interpreted as "Pull and I'll Stop", but as naughty as a mind as I have.......

.....ha?!?! 'yoko nga!

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3 comments:

fortuitous faery said...

the "stuff" you read inside a jeepney does keep you entertained/amused during the ride. hehe.

fortuitous faery said...

hi reia...i'm tagging you again with a "why do i blog" meme...

i talked about it here...

Reia said...

halu! sure i'll check that out!!! :-)