We’ve all seen them. Our car windows have all been washed by them. Topless teenage boys with pails and basahan.
They’re in Coastal Road. They’re by MIA Road. They’re by wherever there are cars. And rain.
We actually don’t get the point.
It’s raining and they wash the car windows which will be rained on after they wash it.
A lot of people even said that the water they use come from esteros.
We’ve heard of stories too.
Some, when you ignore them or don’t give them a tip, scratch your cars with coins.
“Last week, I was even cursed by one of them when I tried ignoring them,” said one Alabang resident.
“Sana maaksidente kayo (I hope you get into an accident),” said the kid.
What is the rule against this?
Who is in-charge of policing these kids?
They can also cause accidents or worse get hit by cars while running around on the road chasing potential “customers.”
The worst part is, we see traffic policemen and MMDA officials in the area where these children “victimize” motorists and they don’t do anything about it.
Are we really obliged to give these kids money in exchange for a service that we don’t really need?
If we stop giving them money, will they stop?
If authorities can’t stop them (for reasons we don’t understand) then maybe we should take it on our own to solve these so-called “hazards on the road.”
Stop giving these rainy day car window washers money.
Turn on your wipers. Honk your horn loudly. Move your cars. Wave them off.
Let’s keep these children off our car windows. And off the roads.