By | June 6, 2011
I have the feeling to share what happened to me this morning. Well, let me start by asking, have you ever tried to pay a fare for some stranger? Well, I did. It was 4-5 years ago, I was on my way to school, when this girl had a Php500 bill and the driver has no change at all. I didn’t know but I felt I was kind of obliged to pay for her even if I don’t know her. The sad part was, I didn’t remember that she said thank you at all. Not that it matter, it was just Php7 but it’s just that it was the normal thing to do, right?

Well, anyway back to present day. Now, I was the one who was in the same situation, had a Php100 but because some passenger had already paid a Php100 bill the driver left with no change at all. And I was asking the other passenger if they have change but to no avail. Just was when this man who had paid the same bill as mine, give me Php15.00. I was shocked and speechless while my hand automatically accepted the money. I never thought that someone, a stranger for that matter can do it for me even if I have done it to other people too. It was sheer surprised that left me feeling happy knowing that there are still a lot of kind people in this world. And one thing, when the man left the vehicle, I said my sincere gratitude.

Have you had any experience like this too? Share your thoughts! πŸ™‚ 

11 thoughts on “Sinsilyo

  1. papaleng

    A good Samaritan will always have his/her reward.
    Me funny story, Once, hinatid ko yung nililigawan ko sa house nila. Then, noong uuwi na ako, eh, nawawala ang wallet ko,(nadukot ata). So I uttered " Rocky, I have something to tell you, but nahiya ako, so after 5 or 6 times kung sabihin, Nainis na ata And guess what she said " Sige, na nga Oo na, ang torpe mo kasi, hindi mo masabi" Whah. naka-jackpot ako ng Tisay. Eh ang gusto ko lang sanang itanong eh, "Pwede ba magutang ng 20 pesos, wala akong pera eh.

  2. kulasa

    oh this is a very heart warming real life tale…my experience was not being asked to pay at all when I handed my "sinsilyo," the driver did not know me at all and was perhaps in such a happy mood or simply with a kind heart that he did not accept my payment for letting me ride their vehicle for a short distance…indeed there are still angels looming around..and I are one of them, stay the beautiful person that you are πŸ™‚

  3. Josiet

    This is a feel good post. I am glad to know there are still people like you and that good man who gave you money for the fare. May God bless you more.

  4. betchai

    I believe I had experienced that on several occasions, but usually, they are good enough to give their thanks, hard to imagine that someone you helped did not even bother to say thank you, huh? so glad there was someone kind enough to pay for you


    A heart that knows gratitude is blessed and you're one. I don't like people who don't stay thank you. Not that I am expecting them to but it's a courtesy we have to pay. They don't have to utter the word "thanks" but a simple nod or a smile back will be tantamount to that.

    Some people are just born without proper etiquette. Sad to say, there are many of them amongst us. But keep doing what you do. A kindness when paid forward can come back in hundred folds. πŸ™‚ Be blessed!

    Ria C

  6. Quima

    Iba naman yung sayo Papaleng. Hahaha Pero natawa ako huh, naka jackpot ka nga Papaleng πŸ˜€

  7. cheerful

    i don't like the one you help doesn't even say thank you, but nice to read that someone help you too. karma always works. πŸ™‚ saying thank you is something that I (or any parents) always teach to my kids…these are one of the magic words that kids should learn. baka hindi sya naturuan nun when she was young, which I feel sorry for her. God bless your kind heart…


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