i strongly believe i was saved from imminent danger this morning.
i was in a cab with the little big man on our way to his school then to my office. (tuesdays the car is coded so he and i are on our own without the hubby.)
driver: ma'am anong oras na? [what thime is it?]
he looked at me, not from the rearview mirror when he asked this. he actually turned his head to me at the backseat so i saw his face and he didn't look pleasant. call me paranoid but something about him made me feel uncomfortable.
me: quarter to seven.
few minutes later. he turned towards me again while driving.
driver: ma'am smart ka?
in my mind, he meant if i had a cellphone and if i used smart network? and in my mind, why the f*ck did he need to know? this made me more uneasy.
me: hindi po. [no.]
the little big man and i talked quietly as we drove on.
after another few minutes, he turned to me again.
driver: ma'am tapos deretso tayo quezon avenue?
yes, that was my instruction the moment i stepped in his cab. he knew i was just going to drop off my kid in school and then, go to quezon avenue where he will drop me off. why the heck did he keep turning with a weird look on his face?
it was only a few minutes away from the little big man's school. i decided to hold out till we're there and get off the cab. i checked the meter, took out the bills to pay for how much it would cost and when we finally parked in front of the school, i handed it to him, took my son's hand and bag and got off.
driver: hindi na kayo sasakay?
me: hindi na po. dadaan pa pala ko sa tutor ng anak ko.
and i shut the door.
grace: also called state of grace. the condition of being in God's favor or one of the elect.