On the fx ride on the way home, I gave 50 pesos for the fare (the fare is 35 pesos). The driver was kind of rude and was telling off a couple for giving 500 pesos; he said he didn't have barya. I let him bitch for a few minutes before I asked, politely, for my change. (I was a bit moody already because the guy seating next me is
The driver then turned to me and said rudely, "O, eto singkwenta mo, bigyan mo ako ng thirty-five", and was about to launch into another tirade about how he doesn't have any change (seriously? it's a public transport. drivers should have at least some loose change for 50 freakin' pesos) when I cut him with, "magbibigay ba ako ng fifty kung may thirty five ako?".
I said it matter-of-fact-ly - not irritably, not antagonistically. But the reaction was swift - the driver shut up AND one of the passengers immediately reply, "eto, miss, baryahan ko yung fifty".
I didn't mean to be mataray, but on second thought, the driver probably deserves it.
How about you? What's your best (worst?) commuter story?