July 22, 2014

Wet Market with Security Guards?

If there is one place that I dread going to, it is the wet market. It must probably the sight of meat, blood and sharp knives that shaken me, especially when we go to the narrow aisles of meat section. A food store should supposedly bring me happy feelings, but I somehow associate wet market as a place where crimes could easily happen (because of sharp butcher's knife?)/. Then a scene on a local film would run in my head where one would chase a bandit and fruits and veggies would come rolling on the pavement.

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In a public market in Dasmarinas Cavite, there is a wet market that has roving security guards. Think class A uniform complete with first aid kit tuck under the belt. They are in the bagsakan area, the wet and dry sections, and the covered parking. How awesome this wet market is, with parking space! 

Most of my friends from other countries feel threatened to see security guards all over the mall.  (because in other countries, they don't need or have security guards in most of the establishments). They felt that there is always an emergency or bomb threat when they see security officers. In Manila though, people feel more safe to see security guards, and it is a refreshing sight to see uniformed men like them in wet market. 

Maybe, we should not be surprised after all, the wet market is inside the SM Marketmall. According to the vendors, the place used to be a Kadiwa Center that has been with the community for years. It was renovated in 2011 (it looks decent and clean compared to the wet markets I have recently been to). Shoppers and vendors are just happy they have cleaner and safer palengke (wet market). Maybe the sight of these uniformed men would help me forget about my wet market - phobia. 

What do you think of having security guards in wet market? :)

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