TV host Kris Aquino. ABS-CBN
MANILA - Two irate men told Kris Aquino to "get out of my f***ing way" while in line at an airport Wednesday -- a "stressful" incident she narrated on Instagram on the same evening.
Aquino, 44, posted an image with the quote, "It's nice to be important but it's more important to be nice," pertaining to how she handled the encounter at the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok.
The "Feng Shui" actress and her two sons, Josh and Bimby, were on their way home to Manila when the men, who were ahead of her in line to check in at a Philippine Airlines counter, allegedly berated her.
She narrated: "[I was] respectful of [their] space... Na-shock ako when as they were exiting I was told, 'Get out of my f***ing way because I want to get out of this f***ing country.' 'Di ko sila hinaharangan, nakapila kami properly. I chose to keep my dignity and didn't reply.
"Sobrang stressful that when my sons and I got to the plane, they were seated near us. I just prayed that sana hindi na sila magpaka bastos my sons and I just get back to Manila safely."
Aquino pointed out that she could have answered back, but chose not to, saying it would be easy for her detractors to make the situation appear she was in the wrong.
"I was actually within my rights if you think about it na makipagmurahan, since unprovoked yung pagmura nila directed at me... But what for? Sobrang daling mabaliktad ang kwento and the 'haters' will find a way to make it appear na ako 'yung masama," she said.
Aquino added: "But headed home in traffic now and realizing that God saw what happened & somehow my turning the other cheek must account for some good girl points."
Recalling she obliged to requests for photos despite the situation, and before boarding and during the flight, Aquino pointed out in her post that "we all have our burdens, we have difficulties, but it is character that defines how we carry them. And it is conducting your life with dignity that will help you live a life of peace."
The youngest sister of President Benigno Aquino III also shared a lesson she learned from her mother, the late former President Corazon Aquino, as it applies to her encounter at the airport.
She said: "People in public life live under a magnifying glass... And it's something I trained myself to live with. My mom always reminded me 'to whom much is given, much is expected in return.'
"One thing I am proud of, is regardless of all the criticism hurled at me and my family, nobody can ever say nag power trip kami."
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