Now, I have occasionally heard on this site about how you can’t judge all flips the same. Some of them, such as the OFWs, are FAR more intelligent! And, of course, I’ve been meeting the wrong kind of people! Damn!
I thought I would share a tale of woe in this burning missive (no pun intended) to set the record straight and provide a few laughs too!
I was in Dubai a few years ago with my ex flip gf. We decided to go to the beach park as they have BBQ stands there. My ex invited 6 of her flip friends, all OFWs, to come along with us. I couldn’t wait to get the show on the road!
Some of us brought food and drink. Others (the Pinoys) brought the BBQ stuff. I was very impressed when the Pinoys rocked up with bags of charcoal, firelighters, paper and matches to get a really good BBQ lit!
These guys looked the part, had all the right tools for the job and seemed to know what they were doing. Instead of supervising them, I thought it would be better to leave them to it and light the BBQ themselves. After all, my ex and her flips wouldn’t want some patronizing Kano nannying them especially when it came to primitive tasks such as fire lighting!
I stood and watched. Firstly, the charcoals were put on the bottom (nice and flat of course). Then flips put the flat sheets of newspaper on top of the coals, nice and flat. Check. Then the crown of the BBQ’s glory, the firelighters….put on TOP of the newspaper! Well fucking marvellous!
None of the flips commented at this stage about what was likely to happen with that kind of setup. I sat and watched what would happen.
One Pinoy took the match to the paper. WHOOOSHHHHH! The paper floated off into the sky and burnt. Then…..nothing. Not even a single ember. BLANK STARE.
The steaks and veggies all went to waste and we all starved. Amen!