Not all people love smileys, apparently.
Twitter user @jhannahmontana learned about this nugget of wisdom when a Grab driver became unexpectedly annoyed after she texted him with a smiley. Their text conversation has gone viral since she posted it on Wednesday.
In her post’s caption, she wrote in Filipino: “My Grab driver is agit[ated]”
Their text convo started with the driver’s message: “Sorry, I’m stuck in traffic.”
To which she replied: “Ok po :).”
“Po” is a word that indicates respect.
The driver sarcastically told her: “Wow. So you’re really happy that I’m stuck in traffic, ma’am?”
agit si kuya grab e pic.twitter.com/Ee3mewmlbz
— jhannah (@jhannahmontana) August 8, 2018
She could only weakly defend herself by saying, “Oh, I’m not happy [about you being stuck in traffic] I’m just fond of replying with a smiley face…”
She ended up giving the only plausible reason she could think of and wrote: “I’m a millennial.”
Definitely going to use that excuse sometime.
The tweet has gone viral, with over 28,000 likes on Twitter. Netizens were in a tweeting frenzy, shooting one tweet after another:
Said @cranjellxxoxx in a mix of English and Filipino: “‘I’m a millennial’ is a great defense. Lemme borrow it for a bit? Like 5 years”
"millennial po ako" is a great defense😂😂 lemme borrow muna ate ha? Mga 5years
— rage (@cranjhellxxoxx) August 9, 2018
One netizen asked for updates on the actual ride. @itsJessiJeys said: “Your Grab driver is cute! HAHAHAHA! Give me an update on when you rode the car! What happened? lol. HAHA.”
Cute ni kuya Grab! HAHAHAHA! Update naman noong nakasakay ka na sa kanya! Ano mga ganap? lol. HAHA
— Jessi Jeys (@itsJessiJeys) August 9, 2018
“Ahahahaha. Your Grab driver is hot-headed,” wrote @quantumchase.
Ahahahaha. Init ng ulo ni Kuya Grab.
— Jason Paul Monlinong (@quantumchase) August 9, 2018
@mmloremia noted as a matter of fact that the traffic situation in Manila will just really irk you. “You’ll truly get hot-headed with the traffic [situation] hahaha”
Totoo ngang nakaka-init ng ulo ang traffic hahaha
— III (@mmloremia) August 9, 2018
Have you ever experienced something like this from a Grab driver? Leave a comment below or tweet us @CoconutsManila.