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Why question of the day: Filipino Time

Discussion in 'Expat Section' started by TheDude, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. TheDude

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    Why is it that that this country operates on "Filipino time" yet when I'm standing in line everyone tries to jump in ahead of me? In a hurry all of a sudden?
     
  2. Rye83

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    Because they are running late.
     
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    We just heard on the radio/tv a day or two ago that cutting in line is now an offense with fines to be paid!
     
  4. Jack Peterson

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    What? Even, if you are wearing a crash helmet and not smoking :rolleyes:

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  5. Dave & Imp

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    I could/can never understand how they can slowly walk down the market aisle, or stand and talk in the middle of aisle blocking everyone as if there is nothing else in the world to do, or anyone else in the world was trying to accomplish something that day and then cut in front of you when you are standing in the check out line like their bladder is about to burst.

    Is it a Filipino pride thing?
     
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    take a spray bottle full of water with you when you shop, cause when it just sprinkles the slightest they run for cover
     
  7. Dave & Imp

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    So very true... it is a great day when it has sprinkled in the morning because no one is line to pay their electric bills... Of coarse the rain makes them very cold.

    How long does it take to re-acclimatize your body to think that 26 C is really cold requiring a jacket?

    I have been here over two years and seldom every feel cold except for the iccy chill I get when one of the older Filipino ladies gives me any cold as ice stare when I mention something about no "cutting in line."
     
  8. ex231

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    A better question might be why do all the jackwads with little to no muffler on their motorbike feel the need to travel everywhere with their throttle pinned? I seriously doubt many of them are running late to work.

    But yeah, the line jumping thing is one of life's many mysterys.
     
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    Crab mentality?
     
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    You know it is actually a disgrace the amount / level of line jumping that goes on in the phils , it just doesn't happen here in aus. because there are consequences , and they can hurt . Because so many of the Filipino's are such tolerant people I believe it is a bad habit that has been left to breed with the ignorant section that just simply think it is ok , without fully realising the complete lack of respect it displays to others who were there first , I have trimmed them up a few times , but the way to stop it is for the line jumpers to thoroughly berated by all who are present , and for the coup de gras , to be not served or attended to for the service they believe that they deserve before all others.
     
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