Hasn’t this come to you? While waiting for almost an hour in that long queue inside UP Diliman for a jeepney that’ll take you to your destination in side Katipunan?
I have only been commuting for to and fro my college. But my wait for a ride few days back was probably the longest. I got to finish Icona Pop’s whole album that has 11 songs, approximately close to an hour while in line for Katipunan jeepneys. And while I was listening to it, two things came to my mind 1. There has to be another area inside UP wherein all the Katipunan rides are getting filled up aside from where I was and 2. That there could be shortage of Katip Jeepneys.
Obviously, this is possible since UPD’s campus and area is huge I wont be surprised if the jeepneys are full once they pass by the loading area where I always wait at.
This got me thinking.
Imagine, approximately 70%-90% of their passengers are students, since they’re students they are only bound to pay a fare A PESO less than usual 8.00. Oh sure, it’s a small amount but if all are combined, it’s roughly a huge amount.
You might be thinking now “Eh lagi namang puno ang jeep ng Katipunan”. Obviously it is, and that’s actually quite okay. BUT THE TRAFFIC INSIDE KATIPUNAN IS BERSERK. And that’s gonna be a low blow for the drivers, why? Because instead of being able to do a lot of rounds with their route, they get stuck with full load of passengers for I dont know how long.
When I came to this, I sort of had this idea to not have Katipunan student riders pay a peso lesser. I know that every peso counts when you commute but hey, a little help to our fellow Manong Drivers wouldn’t really hurt right? That’s one ride everyday. And you dont know how 7.00 more would help them out.
So dont dare do 1, 2, 3’s on your rides. If you do then I’ll convert and convince you not to.