For those of you not conversant with Philippine bus culture, if a seat-back jams on a crowded bus (still at the terminal) the conductor will cooly break off the offending back rest and manoeuvre it into the aisle (random passenger instructed to hold it for the next 2 hours). Then direct a standing passenger to squish into the opened up seat (there’s room for four to sit there now).

broken seat on a bus in the Philippines

Somehow if this happened in Australia I think there might  have been more than laughter and then thanks to the conductor for ‘fixing’ their seat. How about your country?

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broken seat on a bus in the Philippines


6 responses to “Busted Seat”

  1. Success Inspirers' World Avatar

    Traveling by bus in my country has greatly improved. Crowding is not as much as before.

    1. Melinda J. Irvine Avatar

      Hi and thanks for stopping by the blog. What country are you in? I can see on your blog you have more than 60 writers. Wow! But I wasn’t sure where in the world you are? Mel.

  2. Susan W Goldstein Avatar

    That couldn’t happen in America, because no way four random people could fit onto one seat!

    1. Melinda J. Irvine Avatar

      haha yes Filipinos are very tiny.

  3. us4p Avatar

    Awesome!In Argentina the buses are always crowded but the driver does not bother us to travel more comfortable. I always say that in the rush hour we travel like canned sardines. By the way, the pic is great!

    1. Melinda J. Irvine Avatar

      Haha. Oh yes us too, canned sardines. Bus travel has improved since I first came 4 years ago.