Well, commercial break muna sa mga promos and contest. Just want to share to my readers a forgettable experience at the QC post office today.
This morning, I came out from the Quezon City Central Post Office feeling that I have been unfairly served by three staff of the government institution. Well, I just went there to pick up a package from
Hong Kong. I thought all is smooth after paying the Php 40 custom fee but it’s not. A certain Girlie Umali of Window 37 said that the item is subject to Php 1,457 VAT on the imported item, which was a wrist watch, even if it’s just a gift from an overseas based company. I told them that I did not buy it. It's a gift. Hindi ako negosyante. It’s just for personal use.
But they won’t release it unless I pay the said amount. Then, a man came into the picture and immediately took the item from me while I am still checking my watch, and made me feel that as if I just stole it from them. Girlie even gave me her office number (928-1667) in case I already have the money. Hmm... parang na-hostage... este nakidnap bigla ang relo ko.
Good thing, an “angel” approached me and said, “Malaki ba yung fee? Ako na ang bahala kay, mam.”
This lady said that I can have the item for a lesser price but they won’t issue any receipt. We met at Php 500 just to get out of this “tiangge.”
Kung alam ko lang cell. no. ni Noynoy, isusumbong ko sila. Alam ko e ayaw ni niya ng corrupt. Baka pwede naman mapagsabihan ang mga tumatao sa Window 37 na hindi lahat ng kumukuha ng parcel o package sa kanila ay may pera. Sayang din yung ibinayad ko pambili ng diapers at gatas ng anak ko. Mapupunta lang sa bulsa ni Girlie Umali.
This is no fiction. This happened in the morning of September 7, 2010.