Man goes viral for paying jeepney fare with sili
A Facebook user recently went viral for uploading a video of a passenger who tried to pay his fare by using siling labuyo (red chili).
Chili is quite a controversial commodity nowadays because scarcity of supply has resulted in the skyrocketing of prices to P1,000 per kilo. Some restaurants who use chili as a main ingredient have already announced that they will be accepting sili in exchange of their signature dishes in order to meet their supply requirement.
Apparently, the young man was thinking along those lines as he took out a pack of sili from his pocket and asked fellow passengers to give it to the driver.
The other passengers were surprised, and the driver was too so it was lucky that he did not get mad at the youngster and accepted the sili quietly as the other passengers fought off their own mirth. The video has been viewed 2.8 million times since Saturday. (ANGEL ONG)