My wife, son, and I were renting a two bedroom two story house on Leyte shortly after I came to the Philippines. We moved there from Manila and brought along a woman who worked for us in Manila and was from Leyte. Well everything going fine, a small, quiet town with very few cars. Our employee had family up in the mountains who would come to visit on occasion, no problem really at first. Stay a day or two then leave.
As you can imagine they soon started to take advantage of my wife (she would not say anything) and if I did they claimed not to understand. So I’m sitting on the couch watching my Samsung 32″ LCD and in walks the workers dad with his suitcase. Just opens the door walks in and goes right up the stairs and sets up house in one of the bedrooms. Not even a “Fuck You American”. About an hour later here comes his wife with her suitcase soon followed by a couple of children. This time they stayed for about three days. So this happened about three or four times but my wife scared to say anything as she might offend them.
So it happened yet again with just walking in with suitcases but this time they stayed for over two weeks. The father never came downstairs to shower, eat or anything else. I found this odd since the only bathroom was downstairs. Finally I had enough and pulled my wife and the worker into the kitchen where I told them to get rid of the family and it was not to happen again. The worker said she was sorry and it would not happen again as she would tell her family. All fine right?
NOT!!!!!! two weeks later her dad walks right back in with his suitcase followed by the wife later that day. Now to make it even worse if that could be, their son was stealing my sun glasses, handkerchiefs and so on.Published in