One of the good things about riding jeepney, you can definitely hear different and interesting stories about life and to even sounding gossipy. LOL. Well, on one of my ride on the jeepney. I heard some interesting conversation between 3 ladies. That’s one thing about riding jeepney you will see people from different walks of life. I’ve seen from well to-do people to the the poor people. You can see many students that will ride jeepneys from grade school to college students. I enjoyed hearing them talks about anything. I also enjoyed watching the toddlers that talks nonstop. LOL But my post it’s not about the people that rides the jeepneys.
On one of my rides a week or so ago from near our house to the other part of the city, I heard an interesting story (as if I’m kinda eavesdropping, the story sounds interesting though). We usually ride jeepneys or taxi now whenever we go to the other side of the city. On the jeepney I was riding a few passengers already were riding ahead of me, I think around 8 or 9 passengers all together including the driver. Next to me to my left were 2 older ladies (one might be like 70’s and the other one might be like 50’s of age). I think they’re related and used to live near each other before, but I think the older one lived in a different barangay now (I just noticed the way the conversation was going, that’s why I said they lived apart). Definitely the younger lady across from the older lady was the daughter. I heard her address the oldest lady as Mama.
It was an interesting ride. The 50’s lady told the older lady that the neighbor they have is marrying someone from the middle east. The way I understand it, the lady that’s marrying someone from the middle east lives near the 50’s lady. But the older lady knows the lady that soon to-be-the bride. She said that the lady that’s going to marry has 3 growing kids already. The way they described it, the kids I’m guessing probably in high school and college. The talking got interesting when the 50’s lady said that “The soon to be bride will marry her soon to-be-groom, but asked him to give P50k to each of her 3 kids first”. They keep going on and on about it and kinda say some bad stuff about the lady that she’s just after the money. They said that they’re worried about the safety of the lady whenever she will be going to live in the middle east later. Hearing them talking most of the passengers just smile.
What do you guys think? Do you think it’s bad for the bride to-be to ask money for her kids from the groom-to-be? Do you think it was demeaning to ask that money for her kids future?
Problem is we don’t know the circumstances of the bride-to-be. It’s hard to pass judgement though. The way I understand from those ladies the groom-to-be is more than willing to give the money. I think he is even willing to buy a house for the kids when the mother lives with him to the middle east.
I’m sure you heard similar stories like these. Feel free to share the story and what’s your take on it. I highly appreciate your input.