There’s a video going viral now on all of the social networking sites. It’s about a lady going all crazy towards a lady guard of an LRT station in the Philippines. If you’re a Filipino and you haven’t heard/seen this then you’re probably under a huge rock with no access to internet whatsoever and you need help. If you’re not a Filipino, search for AMALAYER on youtube and you’ll probably be able to get the whole point of the video even if you don’t speak our language.
My point is (and you can crucify me together with her) noone really knows the whole story and she’s just been victimized by a random “usisero” who happens to be at the right place and at the right time to capture this lady when she’s already going berserk. Unfortunately, nobody was there to capture a video of what could have triggered for her to act in such a way. Yeah yeah, no one has a right to act that way, to humiliate a person in public. But what do you all think are you doing right now? Making parodies and all, sharing the video on facebook and giving some nasty comments about her without really knowing what actually happened. I’m not taking her side nor will I judge/mock her unless I know the whole story, which we probably wouldn’t know.
Here’s a scenario, put yourself in her shoes, if for example the lady guard was rude to you and grabbed you by the arm to tell you that you should have put your bag inside the scanner as what the lady in the spotlight claimed, wouldn’t you have defended yourself at some point? That the lady guard does not have a right as well to do that to you? No? Really? Then I think you need to grow some balls. Speaking from my point of view and what life here in Dubai has taught me, you’ve got to learn how to stand up for yourself because nobody else will. Yeah, maybe the way she did it was totally uncalled for but hey, haven’t you felt so mad/upset before that the only way to release this tension is to just let out a scream or something? I know I have, but I have not screamed at someone before in public. I just ever so slightly raise my voice. Not the same. :p Anyway, I think that any normal person who’s got some balls to stand up for themselves might have had done this once or twice in their lives. The only difference is there was no “usisero” to take a video of it and post it on Facebook. For me, if someone belittles me, my race, my friends or my family – I’ve got a tendency to be just as bitchy but I also do it in a “civilized” manner well, depending on the situation that is. 🙂
And to those of you who have shared this video and mocked her in the process, I sure hope I won’t see you in the future in a video somewhere doing the same thing. It’s easy for you to say that you won’t do this now because you’re all highly “educated” but hey, never say never. 🙂