Wednesday, August 15, 2012
One floody jeepney ride, one passenger caught my attention. He was a student and was barefooted. He was holding his shoes in his hands amid the cold weather, the flood and the jam packed passengers inside the jeepney. How precious those shoes must have been for him to prefer to be barefooted than to soak those shoes on the flood? The shoes that must protect his feet had not serve its purpose but its the other way around. It might be his only shoes that it must not get wet in order for him to be able to use it on the following day. It is a common scenario in an impoverished nation. Some students experience this and endure this just to finish their studies. Luckily, when I was a student there was no flood in my province or in the place where I stay here in the city. I was not able to experience this one but I take good care of my shoes because my mother could not readily provide me new shoes in case it would be ruined. The prices of shoes is too expensive for us. The student who was holding his shoes reminds me of my years as a student. It has been a jeepney ride in the memory lane. Till the next ride guys. Bye for now.