This bus passenger accidentally heard a man happily talking to his wife that he earned P300 during that day.
While the price of the goods and other services increases, the salary of most Filipino employees are still the same and steady. Though they work hard every day to earn and even manage to find an extra income, it’s still not enough. Most Filipinos were only earning a minimum wage which most company implies. That’s why many people seek tried to best to seek and land a good-paying job to make ends meet and provide for their family’s basic needs.
Thankfully, the government looks for some ways on how to balance the wages of every employee to their daily needs especially those who have a family to feed.
Recently, one Facebook user named Ron Navarro shared the phone conversation of a husband to his wife inside the bus.
The netizen accidentally heard the conversation of his fellow passenger talking to his wife, telling that he bought something for her and for their children. Navarro also said that the man happily told his wife that he earned P300 during that day.
Read the full post below:
“Halos lumubog ako sa kinakaupuan ko dito sa bus. Bigla akong sinampal ng katotohanan.
Bigla kong naappreciate lahat ng meron ako. Hindi ko intensyon pakinggan yung sinasabi ng katabi ko sa asawa niya. Pero dahil narin sa di pa ako nakikinig ng music eh hindi ko sinasadya marinig
Sumakay siya from Baclaran.
Kausap niya sa phone wife niya
“Ma, gising pa si (name ng anak)?”
“Sabihin mo wag muna matulog. Hintayin ako.”
“May dala ako, siguradong magugustuhan niyo
“Di ba kumita ako ngayon ng 300? May binili ako.”
“Binili ko kayong dalawa ng jogging pants. Mas mahal pa nga yung sa anak mo Batman na damit eh. Hehe.”
“Yung kinita ko para hindi mawala, ibibili ko para sa gamit niyong mag-ina.”
“Dapat P200 pero sinubukan kong tawaran ng P160. Para naman matuwa yung anak natin.”
“Sabay na tayo kumain ha. Bili ka ng yelo.”
Then nakinig na siya ng radyo sa phone niya na de keypad. Napakasimple. Pero ramdam ko yung excitement niya magkwento sa asawa niya. Yung excitement makauwi sa pamilya para maguwi ng simpleng pasalubong.
Habang ako hindi ko mabudget sa hanggang 500 na expense sa isang araw pang pamasahe at food. Panay reklamo pa.
Matutulog akong nagpapasalamat sa bawat simpleng bagay na hindi ko nabibigyang halaga.”
Many netizens were inspired by his enthusiasm and gratefulness. This really proves that we can be happy and thankful despite the hardships we face every day and even for the small things we received.
This is what Filipinos are: happy despite difficulties, thankful even for the small things they received, and find ways to stay hopeful and smiling.