I laughed when I read this challenge. There was an incident in December 2011 when me and my officemates rode a cab. It was an ordinary day except that we have a lot of groceries because the company where we were working gave away their early Christmas grocery.
The taxi driver was listening in an AM station. It was about a typhoon. My officemates and I can’t help but talk about it. The taxi driver told us that we can donate our groceries. He then told us about his cousin.
Taxi driver: Naku, ma’am, iyon ngang pinsan ko, namatay ang buong pamilya niya. Kawawa naman. Sabi ko nga sa kanya, pakamatay na siya kasi mahihirapan lang siya. (Ma’am, my cousin’s whole family died. Very pathetic. I told him, he should commit suicide, he will only have a hard time.)
And that’s the worst advice I’ve ever heard. How could someone tell another person to end his life just like that? He could have said something else like telling him that everything will be all right, even if it would be a lie.