There I was in Manila for the 3rd time. I needed a new remote for the tv cause the original one was broken while I was home in Europe. I went to SM appliances in Glorietta mall and bought a philips universal remote. Had choice of many brands but since this was the Philippines I was trying to be humours with myself and pretending to be one of the natives, atleast in my mind, since philips sounds very local then that was my choice. I got the usual “Yes sirr” and “Thank you sirr”. They failed to tell me “Dont come back and complain sirrrr”.
Anyways, being back in the condo I put in brand new batteries and expected to have a working remote, atleast for the 6 months I was staying. But NEVER EVER expect anything here, it will only upset YOU and amuse the locals. Expect things to be working or be nice and you will end up being depressed or killing someone. Now as most readers here already guessed based on their personal experiences the remote failed to work. The next day I went back to the mall and told them that the remote wasnt working and I didnt want refund I wanted a working one instead. I said I didnt want refund because I know I wont EVER get a refund in this country.
“Sir let me try”, said the stupid woman in the store and right enough she couldnt get it to work, I had left the batteries in and there was nothing wrong with them, I tested them on a flashlight the day before when the remote didnt work. What she does is going to her desk, asking a young man to get something, then he comes back after 15 minutes with 2 batteries and she puts them in the remote and now it seems to be working. She then tells me “Sirr, this remote does not work with new batteries” !!!!
I am a certified technician, I work with very expensive equipment back home and have years of experience when it comes to fixing gadgets, installing power to homes, etc. Now here is this dumbass telling me that THIS PARTICULAR REMOTE ONLY WANTS USED BATTERIES !!! I turned around and walked out of the store while hearing the “SIIRRR” “SIiirrr” “Siirr” and decided not to buy the appliances I was planning on getting in that store.
Had I bought a dvd player or whatever and it would stop working then I could expect when I returned with it to get an explanation like. “Sir it only works when the moon is new and you light 5 pink candles in a circle around the device.” Basically telling me I am the stupid one because I didnt even know that !
Expect nothing here, no warranty, no refund, no costumer service, no useful instructions or advice of any kind except the absurd kind. Its amusing me the laziness these people have when it comes to warranties.
Its the factory that produces the item that gives the warranty, not the stores. But since its the stores that have to replace the item and send the broken item back to the factory then thats the link for the consumers and in the Philippines that link is not existant due to laziness. If they had to send the tv or whatever all the way back to Korea or Japan and then wait for another to arrive…OMFG, and all the notarization needed in the process and the many xerox needed, its just way to much when its so much easier to tell the costumer “Why you come here to us with our problems, you should have send a letter to Santa.”
Well I used the old remote after that, just kept pressing those buttons and hammering it into the floor from time to time. A few weeks I got this thing coming out of my dick. Yeah this is a private thing and some might say I shouldnt talk about it, but I am going to anyways, I didnt do anything wrong. Just had a gf from the philippines and was loyal and true to her. She is an ex now of course. Anyways I was worried what was this thing and I never had sexual diseases before in my life, and thats said having had many relationships with european women. So its not because I was virgin I never had that, I wanted it checked so we went to this health clinic in the mall.
I get inside and sit with my ex gf. Then after 5 min a nurse comes and want to take my blood preassure with this ancient device. Why she was going to do that I still dont know to this date, I had not even mentioned what the problem was, nor had we even approached the counter. I guess it was just for show, and if not then it was like one of those before and after photoes. In my case blood preassure before talking to doctor frankenstein and then blood preassure meassured after the chit chat.
Well We get inside and this old woman is sitting with face like a ghost and 3 cm layer of makeup. behind her lots of credentials and diplomas hanging on the wall. Like a hall of fame or something and she says in broken English “whats the problem ?” There was no sir in her sentence, I guess I didnt qualify to get a sir since I was asked at the counter what my profession was and told them I was technician. Back then I didnt know about the titles and all that crap. Had I known then I should have said I am senior scientist at the royal department of national science in Denmark, and a professor in comunication management and soon to be elected prime minister.
She asks me to see the sausage and I am already thinking “forget this, I wouldnt have her treat my dog!” but I do it anyways and she looks at the sausage and asks me “what is that” while pointing to a bloodvein on my sausage….This is the doctor with so many diplomas and supposedly one of the best educated people in this fucked up country. And she asks her patient something like that !!!
She needed a bloodsample from me and I was shown into another room where this guy was standing and told me to sit down, then he opens a drawer and takes out a needle and I see his hands. Dirty and dirt under his nails, like that guy is going to take a blood sample from me. I got up and said forget about this, paid about 1700 peso for absolutely nothing. Didnt even get the “after” blood preassure meassurement !
Went online and had the netdoktor.dk and diagnosed myself as having gonorrea and went to pharmacy and bribed the assistant there to give me the antibiotics that the netdoctor website said I would need. Its unbelievable that a simple man like me in this country is better qualified than these so called doctors. That they think I got an IQ lower than their average 86. I cant blame them 100% cause I have to be out of my mind to some point coming back here again and again. Its suddenly NOT for the country, NOT for the natives, it was because love made me blind and because I felt commitment and responsibility. Those days are over now and I am sure to this day that my ex gf was cheating on me while I was away.
Being a braindead zombie she never admitted anything, and I learned much from all that. Never ask WHY here, never ask any question if you can avoid to. You can barely get a simple yes or no here. These natives are NOT people like most people in the world. There is a reason why they didnt build large ships and explored the world in the old times. It would have required innovation, work and courage. Something they dont own 1% of. Oh I could go on and on, asking how many things the pinoys invented that serves mankind as a whole today. And dont say karoke ! It doesnt serve anyone, and its not really an invention.
Dumb Fuckers, they are only good for one thing the pinoys, and thats making another pinoy !