This post has gone from a long rant to comedy to an outright order from my wife. Too bad, I made a mistake of calling her to inform that another columnist from the same company of ma lu has written something about OFW’s that is off tangent and full of hula haka hala ma lu fern andez and in defense of her.
Who is and what is it this time?
A guy with bigote whose name is e mil ju rado.
e mil ju rado. Can’t you hear me?
I heard you. You said e mil ju rado. Right?
That was right. Go check this out.
Okay, I am on it now?
After few minutes of silence, she blurted:
I like this lolo bigote guy! I like his article. He is the man that every wife should have.
What? How come? You are kidding me, right?
Am I? You heard it right? I like this man.
No, you don’t!
Have you read and understood his article fully?
Of course I did! That is why I called you, to inform you.
He is right. You must be educated.
Will you please read these to me aloud (from his article):
I tried to take the issue with the attendant but my wife prevented me from doing it.
… but again my wife prevailed upon me to just be quiet.
What? What is the connection?
He did not do the right thing but he did the best thing. He restrained himself because his wife said so. So, that is it. You must be educated that way. And I am telling you now, DON’T. and NO!
And what is that DON’T and NO supposed to mean?
Well, I am helping you to start again and to remember what I have taught you before on how to behave properly. Gets mo? So, put down that phone and go to bed. I DON’T want to hear from you that your monthly remittance has gone short because of telephone bills. NO, I will not accept that for an excuse.
So, this comes to pass. The longest post I ever did in my whole blogging career (???) will not see light because my wife prevailed up on me. The worst thing is she finally found a convenient excuse to justify something else – I need to be educated! No more rant because she said, DON’T and NO!
After I put down the phone, I cannot help myself but shout, “DON’T NO ME ha!”
These are some of my questions to mr. e mil ju rado:
Once in a flight back home from Europe, I heard a flight attendant says “I’ll never take this flight again at the rate these animals are behaving.” I tried to take issue with the attendant but my wife prevented me from doing it.
So, how come you kept quiet? How come you did not file a complaint (did you?) or as a columnist, filed a story about this in your column, which you can do anytime just as fast as you have concluded and recommended to POEA to educate migrants (all of us)? You are a customer and an important passenger and you know better than us. Why sir? Why?
Saludo PO ako sa iyo for keeping your cool pero sayang, you lost your touch and courage PO when you stopped taking the issue in your column or to the management. How could you let PO this derogatory remarks fly in thin air just like that. Sa status PO ninyo, bakit PO hinayaan mo lang ang attendant na yon!
Could it be that these remarks by the so-called attendant IS ONLY your way PO of justifying your idea of educating the migrants?
Lastly, migrants like us are all over the world and our numbers are growing everyday. Those in Singapore and Hong Kong that you mentioned do not represent the whole population of migrants. Your generalized view of who the migrants are is somewhat unexpected and uncharacteristic of a veteran media practitioner (since 1953) like you. And sir, is it Lucky Mall or Lucky Plaza?