Everything seems negative these pandemic days, fellas, even with the advent of COVID-19 vaccines.
Some weeks ago, my sister Juliet and her family in Manila were infected with the deadly virus but in no time, they were able to recover and are now living normally. At the peak of their illness, we could not do anything in the province except to pray for them, and us, too.
Laughter is the best medicine, they say.
I agree, fellas.
While we were eating our dinner one evening, my wife opened the TV for the evening news. The news was all about the administration of COVID-19 vaccines to some senior citizens in Manila.
“When the vaccine comes here in the province, I would gladly have myself inoculated,” I said.
“Me, too,” said my son Cyber.
My 81-year old mother-in-law stopped eating for a while to watch the news.
“Diak kayat ti mabakunaan, (I don’t like to be vaccinated),” she said.
“Why?” my wife quipped.
“Dimo aya makita dita TV? Nagatiddog ta dagumna. Dipay ketdi nakasaksakit? Pakpakawan! (Can’t you see there in TV? The injection needle is very long. That would be very painful. No, I don’t like it!)” she said, making the sign of the cross.
Oftentimes, women are left at home to take care of it and the kids. Husbands go out to work, they being the typical breadwinner. Here’s a story of a housewife who did something very heartwarming.
A man came home from work and found his three children outside still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard.
The door of his wife’s car was open, as was the front door to the house and there was no sign of the dog. Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall.
In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing. In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.
He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened.
He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls. As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went.
He looked at her bewildered and asked, “What happened here today?”
She again smiled and answered, “You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world I do all day?”
“Yes,” was his incredulous reply.
She answered, “Well, today I didn’t do it.”
Now, for the final salvo to make this pandemic day complete:
One night four college students were out partying late night and didn’t study for the test which was scheduled for the next day. In the morning, they thought of a plan. They made themselves look dirty with grease and dirt. Then they went to the Dean and said they had gone out to a wedding last night and on their way back the tire of their car burst and they had to push the car all the way back. So they were in no condition to take the test.
The Dean thought for a minute and said they can have the re-test after 3 days. They thanked him and said they will be ready by that time.
On the third day, they appeared before the Dean. The Dean said that as this was a Special Condition Test, all four were required to sit in separate classrooms for the test. They all agreed as they had prepared well in the last 3 days.
The Test consisted of only 2 questions with a total of 100 points.
1) Your Name: 1 point
2) Which tire burst? 100 points. Select from the following and write the letter only: (a) front left (b) front right (c) back left (d) back right
What do you think happened next, fellas?
Ha ha ha!