"Helmet Girl Rising"
Virgilio F. De leon Jr.MD
By this time she has probably had enough Internet bashing to last her a lifetime. From the reactions she gave to being apprehended with a helmet as Ulam holder to the fact that she is actually clueless as to what she has done wrong.
Helmet girl is a symptom of a greater disease in our society , it is easy to just say that she is the exception rather than the rule but one only has to drive around the metro for a couple of hours to see that this is not and will never be the case.
People who take traffic violations and offenses for granted because no one reacts to it or because they get away with it and then become angry when someone actually calls them out on it or penalizes them for their mistakes.
"Matagal ko nang ginagawa yan eh wala namang sumisita." They would say and then complain that the world was conspiring against them. That they have the worst luck possible.
I have seen people on motorcycles being hit and dying because the rider tried to beat a red light and an 8 wheeler truck suddenly happened to appear. Surprise surprise there right?
People will take these rules for granted until something bad happens and when they do happen they will often point their fingers at everyone else except themselves.
"Matagal na akong nagpapark dito."
"Matagal na akong tumatawid dito."
"Matagal ko nang ginagamit na lalagyan ng ulam ang helmet ko."
They would keep on complaining and that is just sad since nothing will ever be resolved when the parties involved turn out to be idiots through and through.