We had an incident that happened here in Davao over 4 years ago. Bob and I and our foreigner friend together with his half Filipino brother went to a have coffee just to talked about school and living here, because the half brother just came from the States wanting to study here for college. He wanted to have some information about Ateneo college since thats the school he wanted to go to. We probably stayed there at the coffee place for an hour or so. While there one of the topic that we talk about was the homeless kids here in Davao. We suggested to see more of this kids that late at night would be at Chowking food place just right across Victoria Plaza. We went there just for him to see it. As soon as we got there he could see that there are a lot of homeless kids there. So we went inside and decided to just order some drinks and sit down. Then, we found a table that near the window at the very back of the restaurant. Bob and I sit together and our friend and his brother was sitting just next to us. After eating, the four of us still chatting about the homeless kids. The half brother of our friend stood up and decided to sit on the table next to us just to see more of the homeless kids because they are playing outside. Our friend was sitting on the table for about 5 minutes and there came a customer from one of the TV stations here, he was an employee of the station, since he wore a uniform. He made a comment that he would like our friend to get off the table and sit on the chair, he said it is disrespectful to sit on a table. Our friend did follow what he said and just sit next to us and he apologize to those people. The old man next to those TV people also butted in and was talking bad to our friend. Our friend apologized to him too. He told them that he was sorry that his actions offend them and that was not his intention. That he would never do it again. So our friend was sitting next to us and just trying to just forget what just happen and join in again with our conversation. Minute after, those people are still talking about our friend, and then they’re attacking me now. They said I should discipline our friend. They are just talking bad about me. One of the guys that was talking bad about me he was eating noodles and the noodles just hanging on his mouth and his talking while his mouth was full. So Bob just told him that ” I was taught by my mom when eating not to talk when my mouth is full”. That statement made that guy quiet then. The security guard even told them that we didn’t harm anybody. The guard always saw us there we would buy extra food to give out to those kids outside. When those people did not stop talking bad about me my friend then went ahead and sat again on the table. He was just mad that they are still attacking me.
I guess it shows people really have different take on everything. Some people are okay on what our friend did. Some I guess would not agree. Anyway, after that our friend did learn his lesson not to sit on the table.
What’s your take guys?