The night before last Bob and I were watching TV after we ate our dinner. It was a little after 8pm. All of a sudden Bob said he wanted to go to SM to get something. He asked me if I can go with him. It might be quicker if he will just drop me there to get the stuff he wanted and he will drive around to pick me up when I get done. SM will close at 9pm. So I said okay. Off we went.
On the way to SM, we passed by near the Ampatuan mansion, not far from there we saw a lady walking. She was cris crossing the road. From afar it looked like she’s drunk. Bob and I made a comment that whats going on with this lady “is she drunk” or what? She continually walked from one side of the road to the middle of the road. To be honest I was getting mad. In the back of my mind the lady was so drunk this early of the night? What’s going on with her kids then? Who’s watching her kid while she’s drinking?
Bob said I think hon she’s blind. I said how did you know that? Bob said its on the back of her shirt it said BLIND MASSAGE. Duh… no wonder shes cris crossing because she can’t see the road. I felt so guilty and dumb. I was so guilty of being mad at her from the distance.
Bob told me that we will give her a ride. So I open my window and asked her where she’s heading? She said that oh, its not really that far its just around the corner. She was scared to get in with us. I can’t blame her for not wanting to ride she doesn’t know us. But we didn’t take no for an answer. We were so scared that she might be hit by a car. Some spots of the road were kind of dark so we were worried for her. To be honest if not for the speed bump, nobody will slow down. Too dangerous for her to be walking especially she’s going to the middle of the road. We told her that we will take her to the place that she wanted to go.
As soon as she get in to our car we asked her where she’s heading. She told us at the blind massage. She said that she works there and she just finished working at a home service massage. Honestly, I was mad at her employer. They should at least bring and pick her up there at the home service thing. I already blamed the person that she did the service for too. If they can afford the home service I’m pretty sure they had house maid or a houseboy. They could at least call a tricycle or something for her. I can’t believe they just allowed the blind lady to be walking all alone in the dark. Somebody could rape or kidnapp her. Lots of bad people nowadays.
She even declined our offer to bring her to her work place, but Bob and I insisted. We don’t want her being hurt somewhere. She’s so thankful that we brought her to her work place. I told Bob that I will call the place of her work and kind of tell them of what happened. Bob just said to me if you complain, even if you mean nicely they will take it out on the girl. Then she would be likely be fired. I got thinking and Bob had a point there. I will just sealed my mouth for now.