High School, 2003 — I was so excited to have lunch with my friends that I grabbed the nearest monobloc chair and sat down. Apparently, one of our teachers was having lunch alone across the said empty chair. I didn’t even notice because I guess I was in the middle of an exciting debate with my friends.
He stood up, carried his own chair and threw it on the ground. Everybody in the cafeteria looked his way and he shouted, “Wala na bang respeto ang mga bata ngayon?!” It took me a minute to realize he was referring to me. I apologized immediately.
Since then I’ve been more mindful of others and I’ve also made a mental note never to be as scandalous and melodramatic as my teacher. Geez, mister, use your words. I can’t for the life of me remember his name but I sure wish he’s a happier person now!
To complement this story, here’s another throwback thursday thingy: a beautiful music video directed by King Palisoc back in 2008. Amazing song by Pupil called Monobloc.