Well this week we were invited to a birthday party for a 3 year old and after ward took him, his mom, dad and aunt to a resort. Not sure if the mom asked if aunt could go or aunt invited herself or not. But in we go to the resort and pay an entrance fee for all in the car, fair enough. Then reading the flyer they charged extra for parking. But the fun does not stop there. This resort was in the mountains and had a river running by it, too fast for a three year old so I took my son to the kiddie pool, anyone seen Beavis? Said pool had a bridge running over the pool so son went to walk across the bridge but was halted. Why? What was about a 6 to 8 year old fat pinay told him he could not use the bridge. Well I told my son to do it anyway as you paid just as she did and he did.
Later at same pool the same pinay thug started splashing water on my son to which the parents of said thug just laughed. Told son to do it back, rest of time I got dagger looks from thugs parents. But there is one that got me. There were signs saying throw your trash in trash cans but there were no trash cans, go figure. Then as going to our gazebo to the left was a trash heap where the resort dumped their trash, could that be the trash can? Back home.
Went to the atm Tuesday and on way while going down a four lane passed a market. I saw where they butchered the pig and threw the innards out into the right lane. This did not surprise me (throwing trash around). What did was that they would throw anything thing that might be a food source on the road. Then today it was the same thing at the same place by the same vendor.
Sons bike tire went flat so took it to the bike shop where they replaced the inner tube rather than patching a small leak you could not see. Then on way home gave taxi P60 for a 47 fare and he started to take off without even offering change. Pedicab tried to charge me 40 pesos for a 15 fare. Wife went to Manila and telling me to be good. Let’s see,,,I very rarely leave the house and no cellphone. What trouble?
Wife went and bought a brand new nice bed with memory foam imported from the U.S. so needed new shhets for said bed. I guess the same people who pack the sheets are the same ones who decided no need to sell half size shoes. So looking at sheet sets I read the contents list and discovered that it included comforter, fitted sheet and two pillow cases but does not contain a top sheet. Why is that? Then I spied a set and took a closer look and it did have the comforter, top sheet, fitted sheet and two pillow cases in the size I needed. The catch you ask? It was from Family Dollar in the states, not known for high quality by no means. It still had the price from Family Dollar on it, $40 and what was the store selling it for? P6,000!
Go to 7 11 and put bottles on the counter when pinoy about 5’10” 180 pushes in front. Me little shorter and lighter. So I say pardon me,I was not here. A few minutes later he’s telling me he is my worse nightmare, educated, knows manners and has been around the world and can fuck me up. Ok, bring it on asshole is what I think. Then shakes my hand, says sorry and leaves. A filipino that says sorry? As for the rest of my life it’s still the same. Waiting for Beavis to give me coin, Sarah to propose, Filio to buy the beer and a gift from Joe. Warning, I’ll hold my breath until I get those.Published in