Ten years after they last saw each other, a teacher took pity on his former classmate who only sells fishball in the streets for a living. If only the other guy had not quit school, he would surely have a better life and would probably be working as a professional like him.
But the pity party did not last long – and the tables were actually turned because it turned out that though he was not able to finish school, the fishball vendor actually earns more than what the teacher does.
Their conversation was shared on Facebook by Cath Conde Bugia.
May isang magkaklase nung high school ang nagkita after 10 years. Ang isa ay naging teacher at ang isa ay naging fishball vendor.
👦Teacher: Manong 5pisong fishball nga.
👨Fishball vendor: Pre, kamusta na?
👦Teacher: Uy ikaw pala pre! Eto pre, teacher na! Ikaw Kamusta na?
👨Fishball vendor: Eto pre, simpleng fishball Vendor. Buti ka pa pre!
👦Teacher: Dapat kasi pre nag aral ka!
👨Fishball vendor: Oo nga pre eh.
👦Teacher: Eh di sana pre, 18k/month din kita mo.Magkano ba kita mo dyan pre?
👨Fishball vendor: 1,500 per day pre. May dalawa pa akong cart at may tagabenta ako. Iba pa yung kinikita ko dun. Magkasakit man ako, at di makapagbenta, may kita parin ako… Nakabili narin ako ng lupa pre dahil sa pagbebentang fishball. Plano ko magpatayo ng apartment.
So, does that mean we should all quit at our jobs and just sell fishball? Well, not so fast!
Example of a street vendor, Kuya Bam Bam; Photo credit: Joan Maigue / Vimeo
Fishball vendors can, indeed, earn as high as Php5,000 to Php6,000 per day if they sell at a good spot but the earnings are not guaranteed. It’s possible that you might only earn a little if you can’t find a good spot.
And of course, if all of us sell fishball, then we’d all have no profit at all because there would be no buyers. LOL.
But the moral lesson of the story, shared Bugia, is this:
“Always remember, DO NOT LET YOUR SCHOOLING AFFECT YOUR EDUCATION.Having a Degree is good..pero Hindi guarantee ng pag asenso ang diploma.. Tamang sistema ang kailangan mo para umasenso…”
Do you agree?
Sources: Cath Conde Bugia / Facebook