8 Everyday Things
to be Protested Too
By Kyzia Maramara
Protests are organized left and right these days and we applaud people who have the guts to stand out and fight for the rights of everyone else. These protesters, more often than not, change our lives for the better. But they might consider protesting something else for a while. Just putting the thought out there that these other things might need protesting, too.
1. Everything about extra rice at fast food chains
BAKIT ANG MAHAL NG EXTRA RICE SA MGA FASTFOOD CHAIN??!!
— Marcelo Santos III (@akoposimarcelo) July 21, 2012
It’s all fun and games until you realize you need extra rice and it costs a staggering Php 25 per cup. Yes, I’m looking at you fast food chains! That’s half the price of a whole meal! Was it made with a secret recipe for it to be that expensive?
2. The slow internet
Which constantly drives everybody crazy. Maybe the 7,107 Philippine Islands weren’t meant to be connected, after all?
3. This lady and everybody she represents
And basically, every single Filipino who do not know how to follow the rules. You aren’t the exception to the rule! It’s not the government’s fault all the time if the country as a whole is stuck and not improving. The country needs the help of citizens too! Behave yourselves.
4. Concert tickets
Oh, the cycle of wishing for your favorite acts to visit your city and then when they announce the tour you realize with cold dread that you don’t have money for it. You can practically sell your kidney for the price of these concert tickets. But then again, most of us complain but end up buying them because we don’t have a choice.
5. Makeup Prices
Imagine paying 6-digits for a cream that you’ll wash off at the end of the day! Makeup is an essential part of a woman’s life, we need to lower prices so beauty can be attainable!
6. These clothes that will make you go “WTF?”
f21 really just has to kill all their shirts with garbage pic.twitter.com/esR0114erW
— THERE’S BLOCK B (@blockbmp3) October 7, 2017
In case you haven’t realized it, F21 shirts are cringey and weird. Aside from the fact that it’s expensive, I could design better shirts in my sleep! Really they’re just taking up space for better pieces of clothing. Just skip the tees section if you’re shopping at F21.
And if you need further proof:
F21 always ruining cute shirts pic.twitter.com/xeiqpfEInG
— maddie (@maddiemevans) April 19, 2017
Why do clothes at F21 appear to have been designed by someone who picked words out of a hat and put them on shirts? pic.twitter.com/1Bp5lbcYRk
— VH (@queenvhag) March 7, 2015
— cassie (@beepinmuffins) October 30, 2013
every time I find something in forever 21 pic.twitter.com/1LNDIMvqqF
— Sincerely Tumblr (@SincerelyTumblr) July 31, 2017
7. Guards that don’t properly check bags
We get that the repetitive action your job entails you to do might get weary but what about ensuring the safety of the public? What about the people making huge effort to open their bags for you to inspect? Guards need to stop poking bags and start checking!
8. Other work leaves that need to happen in our country
Employed adults all know the struggle of maintaining perfect attendance to work even though sometimes it’s such a struggle to do so. Not only does thinking for work burn us out every day, we all go through different emotional problems that need dealing with. How about a Depression Leave? Or a Break-up Leave? Or just these work leaves would suffice. Because some days you need to just take a day off.
What other things do you think should be protested? Share your thoughts with us on the comments below!