Oh, such brilliant government minds

Aiming to cure the Filipino’s culture of tardiness – or “Filipino time” as it is commonly known – a senator has filed a bill that seeks to synchronize all time devices in the country to set a standard Philippine time.

Sen. Edgardo Angara said Senate Bill 3479 aims to “breed a new culture of promptness” among Filipinos. Read more.

Wouldn’t it be nice if those time devices were capable of delivering a short, sharp shock to everyone within its vicinity to remind people that they have appointments to go to? Come on. You can synchronize clocks all you want, but that’s not going to get people to stop being tardy. Besides, if you want to make sure people are always on time, you have to do a bunch of other things as well. Get the MMDA or DPWH to stop repairing roads in the middle of rush hour and causing traffic jams, for one, or at least get them to use signs warning people of construction work up ahead, for starters.

October 19, 2009 by Lynn
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