I don't know what's gotten into me. I waited until the end of the registration period to haul my butt to get registered to vote. Predictably, fellow Pinoys also showed up in full force. It took me 5 hours lining up at the hot, dark corridors of the COMELEC office on the 2nd floor of the Makati Central Fire Station. Hungry, thirsty, stinky... I mentally kicked myself so many times I swear I have marks from it.
Doing stuff at the last minute is part of our culture. It's sad but we have come to expect that. Even if we know it would be much easier for everyone involved to have this done months ago still we insist on showing up just so.
One blessing we have though is no matter how long the line is or how packed the place is... We still keep our sense of humor. It's like a boisterous family reunion, with people posing for pictures. Sharing a common bond brought about by waiting hours upon hours. It would have taken just minutes if we only managed our schedules better but hey it's very Pinoy. For better or worse.
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