Even The Jeepneys Aren't Safe
- Category: Y101 Talks
- Published: Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:51
Aaaand we’re back with Y101 Talks with John M! Our in-house prankster is at it again, taking pics of Cebu’s best and funniest signs gone wrong. This guy always cheers me up with the pics he’s got, it’s like I say to myself “Ha! Bet he doesn’t have a new pic this week!”, and he disappoints me every time.
This time, he preys on our local jeepneys. Now we’ve all seen numerous gadgets and doo-hickeys these drivers add on to make their jeepney more appealing. And who could forget the famous “Basta Tanduay drinker, sweet lover!” campaign that even until now, stays on our mind.
When jeepney get-ups are spelled wrong in a way that gives off a different meaning that what was originally intended, it’s funny. Then there are these. Signs that absolutely have no meaning whatsoever. An inside joke between drivers perhaps? Okay, I can respect that, but keep the sign inside as well because to us, this is just plain gibberish and any Filipino with a sound mind will come up with any meaning he wishes from it.
Come on, “Bahaw Power, Third Edition”? Glad I missed the first two. I’m guessing this must be some sort of Breakfast Club that holds daily meetings on how to add more excitement to your meals. See what I did there? My own take of what that phrase is.
And not to irk the wrath of the jeepney’s owner, we placed Mar Roxas where the license plate should be, we wanted to hide the owner’s identity for pride’s sake and put a slightly less embarrassing replacement, but only less slightly.