i don't think so

a few months ago, while everybody thought i was reviewing 24/7, i secretly watched an old meg ryan-billly crystal movie. the movie was when harry met sally and during one of their conversations,

Harry Burns: There are two kinds of women:high maintenance and low maintenance.
Sally Albright: Which one am I?
Harry Burns: You're the worsk kind. You're high maintenance but you think you're low maintenance.

so i started thinking...am i like sally? i immediately called up a friend and she insisted that i am like sally. but i still don't get it!

some people say i'm too picky on where i eat and that i don't eat in turo-turos like ilocana's. but in fact, i've eaten in ilocana's and other food establishments that doesn't prioritize sanitation a couple of times. but given the choice, i'd rather eat somewhere else. so does that make me high maintenance?

when i'd rather ride a cab than be sexually harassed by horny passengers in a bus (it wasn't a good experience), is that considered high-maintenance too?

if before ordering iced tea, i ask if it's lipton, nestea or nutrilicious (to which i'd change my order to coke lite) does that make me like sally?

sure, sometimes i ask my gravy to be on the side. or ask the crew at wendy's to give me a caesar's dressing instead of the usual thousand-island dressing for my macaroni salad. but does all that make me high maintenance?

but i'm not like other women who always have perfect hair and make up and are always dressed in the latest style. neither am i the type that causes men to gravitate toward them and would want to do things without qualms. i'm just not the girly girly type.

i still believe i'm just like most women who enjoy good food, be it in a fancy restaurant or a fastfood joint. who doesn't always look like somebody who'd just stepped out of a salon but is presentable anyway.

i am who i am. as long as i'm not hurting anybody, i'll stay as i am.


Blogger duke said...

being high maintenance is not for you to decide. it's for the one who pays the bills for you, or whoever takes you out, or whoever is spending for you.
mostly, being high maintenance is a guy's nightmare. right now, everything is high maintenance for me, kse wala ako pera. even my cat is high maintenance. now, if i were rich, i bet i could maintain you (not that i'd actually want to). being picky is something that does not qualify you as being high maint. pihikan ka lang. maarte. ganun. hehehehe. parang ako, gwapo. ganun.

Apr 5, 2005, 12:40:00 AM  
Blogger kero said...

i should have said...
as long as i'm not hurting anybody's wallet (save for my mom), i'll stay as i am.

Apr 5, 2005, 6:41:00 PM  
Blogger tsutsugamushi said...

like what you said, "i am who i am." you are being you(rself)... a woman. you have the right (or privilege) to choose because you are a woman.

if others think you are the high maintenance type, it's not your problem. it's their problem.

and just like sally, you can have the pie heated with the strawberry ice cream on the side and if ice cream is not available, you can have real whipped cream and not the ones from the can.

when harry met sally happens to be one of my favorite movie...

Apr 7, 2005, 6:52:00 PM  
Blogger kero said...

mr tsutsugamushi,
when harry met sally is one of my favorites too. i guess it was the type of friendship they had that captured my interest. =)

Apr 16, 2005, 9:12:00 AM  
Blogger tsutsugamushi said...

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Apr 21, 2005, 6:12:00 PM  
Blogger tsutsugamushi said...

you might be interested:


have a happy weekend! oo nga pala 3-day weekend kami eh!

Apr 21, 2005, 6:15:00 PM  
Blogger kero said...

mr. tsutsugamushi: actually, i have a copy na. i downloaded it a couple of weeks ago coz i was looking for the exact words harry used about the high maintenance thing. thanks anyway.

buti ka pa 3-day weekend. ako, tuesdays and wednesdays lang may raket. enjoy! =)

Apr 21, 2005, 6:57:00 PM  

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