copy-pasted from the official Twitter account of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), a government agency in charge of traffic regulation in the god-forsaken eternally traffic-jammed streets of Metro Manila, storified by InterAksyon.com (the blog followed the link from that story):
Because of the incessant rains yesterday, a follower of the Twitter account of MMDA asked the authorities:
“Is it the end of the world?”
A related story from the news site (InterAksyon.com) said that the flurry of tweets yesterday showed netizens expressing worry or fear of another Ondoy or massive floods occurring yesterday because of the non-stop pitter-patter of rains. It was just a pitter-patter and not a slosh-gush for hours, but people were afraid again. i’m no expert on social psychology, but someone should do a study – — i think all of us have a collective Ondoy slight “post traumatic stress syndrome” , it’s like we’re all war survivors, lived through the same nightmare, some more than others, and are constantly reliving it everytime there are hard rains.
Here’s how the MMDA calmed down the twitter-follower: