I made a greaser reference at work and no one got it. I felt stupid for being the only one at work who’s read this book. But then again, this is the Philippines, a co-work whispered after “no one really reads here…” After that I wasn’t sure I should be offended or just disapointed…
Yes! There is no yellow. I was out all day and the arm pits remain white. Maintain a white shirt can be tricky sometimes. Thankfully I pulled it off. With the exception of a few pen ink stains [no] thanks to working at the office.
Something I wonder is how other manage not to sweat. Like I see people with dry forheads, and dry long hair. What’s the deal? What’s your secret to keeping dry when it’s,like, fucking hot out side…sometimes I just think their not human when I don’t see people sweat…it creeps me out.
So at work while waiting for the elevator I got to know another co-inter a little better. We waited on the couch as the lift took its time. I’m simply asked her if she knew what an oxymoron was… Missing the head nod I asked a again. She reply again, but now with a sound. Lucky I’m stupid enough to ask for the third time…she included the nod, with the a sound, which can be identified as the word yes. Plus with an increase of eye size as the eyebrows lifted. Finally I got the response I wanted. Following the reaction I end the chit-chat with the words “And you know this because you go to U.P?…..” teasing people at work about things in English has now become my new favorite thing to do.
So I’ve been working the Philippines for a while now. I love it here. It’s fun. But I love to crack jokes about living in a third world country. At work we were asked to make some stuff. The topic of mother’s day came out. My inner idiot managed to voice itself. Simply I shout, in amazement “OMG! You have Mother’s day too!”