I recently returned from the Philippines, having been invited by my brother and his wife (Filipino) to come and attend her nephew’s wedding. Having never met her family, I decided what the heck and went for a few weeks. I caught the tail end of my brother’s trip which included participation in the wedding, but then they left to go back to the states and I went to live in “the compound”.
Well, sure enough I had a little fling with my sister in law’s niece, that became way to serious way to quickly, and in my defense, having recently lost my wife (of 27 years) to cancer I was somewhat emotionally needy and vulnerable….Well we went out, had fun, did the kareoke thing, ect….then the last day came….and suddenly I was getting this invite to lunch from her mother’s side of the family. I was told that they were inviting me to lunch at their apartment. Well, a car came to pick us up and took us to an apartment.
I noticed straight away that the tv was on and it was not turned off when I arrived, that there were these two squatter looking guys hanging out at the entrance, and there was no lunch on the table….hmmm…next thing you know we are all going out to eat, an expensive restaurant right on the bay overlooking the city….well, you can guess what happened next. As soon as I arrived there I got an inkling of where it was headed…about 12 people all together, 8 of who I had never met before…so I ordered a salad and a glass of water, while the rest of that lot proceeded to order goat, expensive fish, lechon…you name it they ordered it….and sure enough…you guessed it…the bill was passed to me without a word…
Shit, I didn’t have enough cash on hand to pay for it…so thankfully they accepted my visa card…but I was in a hurry to leave and left without comment….I was hot….when we got back to the compound, the girl and her transvestite brother got an earful, including quite a few cuss words….and I told the rest of the family (my sister in laws side) and they were also outraged….
Well, that is part one of the story. it may be so basic to the rest of you, but the PI was a relatively new thing to me and now I am all the wiser. After returning home I did my detective work and found out the girls’ Auntie runs an internet cafe, that there are about 5 white guys that are all getting fleeced on a regular basis by these folks, and that I was not the first this girl had tried to grab. In fact, this girl was still friends with the ex and I sent him a facebook message and we became fast friends.
If this story is interesting enough, I will share what he experienced and how it was so much worse than mine….anyway not sure if this is a good topic for this site….thanksPublished in