The Tantrum-Lady (@Filipino Tantrum) was too good to be true and I thoroughly enjoyed her retorts to everyone’s comments. She was calm and collected at first then slowly started to unravel in all her glory. It was what we all knew would happen because we all deal with it in our own personal lives here. She seemed to be really really upset that we were generalizing and applying our personal experiences to the entire population – which in all honestly is a fair argument. I understand her point that some people are just underprivileged and are not fortunate enough to be exposed to formal education. I also understand that some don’t realize how ignorant they are, but there is no excuse for insufferable stupidity – so this will be my primary focus. What I decided to do is create an entry that applies to ONLY my universe here by sharing the head-smacking blurbs of the simple-minded that I hear on a daily basis from my friends, family, and co-workers. They are just too good to be true and my plan is to submit my observations to National Geographic and hopefully get paid for my hard work. I will preface this by saying that I love my wife, love my friends, and respect my co-workers – but they unfortunately are susceptible to the well-known genetic Filipino disorder known as “insufferable-stupidity” from time to time and will be identified as follows below:
ISW –> Insufferably-Stupid Wife
ISF –> Insufferably-Stupid Friend
ISC –> Insufferably-Stupid Co-worker
Driving down the a major throughway in the metro – and after I dodged no less then five marketers handing out fliers for yet another condo complex – I turned to my wife and asked
Me: baby – do they really think that people will pull over and grab a flier? Why don’t they go to the mall with the other marketers where people would be more inclined to listen?
ISW: What do you mean?
Me: ummm…why are they standing in the middle of this busy street handing out fliers causing even more traffic by taking up the right lane?
ISW: So what is your question?
Me: NEVERMIND – what do you want for dinner tonight?
ISW: Do you want to take a shower first?
Me: Are you even IN there?
Me: Let’s just ride ok?
ISW: wait..where am I? Why did you ask me that?
SCORE –> 4/5 Headsmacks
While I was on a business trip to the US, a very good friend – living in Quezon City – that I have known for years asked me to please pick him up a PS4. He said he would pay me in Pesos upon my return and I agreed since this is something that we did often with hard to find items. I arrive back to Manila and wait for his arrival to get his PS4 and pay me back. And wait…and wait…and wait…. 2 months later he shows up – at 10pm on a weekday
Me: Hey man! Where the hell have you been? How is the family?
ISF: Im fine. My daughter is sick with dengue and we had to confine her for a few weeks. So expensive!
Me: What?! Why didn’t you call me?
ISF: I know you are busy here at work. I didn’t want to bother you
Me: So what’s up? Everything cool?
ISF: You never called to tell me you were home from US. I didn’t know you were back here already
Me: But you just said that you knew I was busy here at work – and remember we spoke before I bought your PS4? I was leaving from LA the next day..remember? I also called when I got home so that you could come and get it right?
ISF: Oh I forgot –
*** here we go ***
Me: So…are you coming for the PS4?
ISF: How much?
Me: Remember I told you it was 14k?
ISF: Oh I forgot –
ISF: Where is it? Can I get it now?
Me: Sure! I’ll get it…but the 14k?
ISF: So expensive! Maybe I’ll just wait for sale.
Me: ummmm…I am not a department store or distributor of PS4. You asked for this and I brought it back just for you
ISF: Will you take 10k?
Me: Seriously??!! Your negotiating with me? The price was 14k – per your instructions I bought it and there it is right there waiting for you
ISF: ***Blank Stare***
It is still sitting on my kitchen table almost 5 months later and he is avoiding me to this day. Never again –
SCORE: 3/5 Headsmacks