9.14.2005

drama king

at the height of the "hello garci" scandal, my mom thought it best to stock on some basic necessities for fear of instability or any untoward events to happen to the country anytime. in short, my mom went into her panic-buying mode.

on the night she heard GMA asked all the cabinet members to resign, my mom immediately called up my brother and sister to tell them to buy stocks of formula milk for their babies at once. not yet contented, she then called up my eldest brother to buy some more milk on his way home.

unfortunately, he didn't have enough cash with him to buy the cans of milk mom wanted. so he called up my mom to tell her. as he was telling her his predicament, my mom abruptly ended the call, obviously disappointed with her favorite son.

a few minutes after, i received a message from my bro, still in shock and a little peeved by my mom's actions.

"bakit ganon, di lang ako nakabili ng gatas, nagalit na?"

oh my! the eldest son, the bully of all bullies, having a tiff with my mom over some milk! hmm...that was unusual. in the end, i tried to explain that mom was just worried...blah...blah... but my brother could not be pacified. instead, i received a couple of other messages, which ended with,

"pati ba naman problema ni gloria, ako may kasalanan?"

there goes the drama king!

3 Comments:

Blogger f.r.i.e.d.w.a.t.e.r. said...

sabihin mo sa utol mo na ang problema ni gloria problema ng bayan.

natawa ako sa entry mo na ito.

Sep 15, 2005, 4:56:00 PM  
Anonymous bugsybee said...

Kero, the worst panic-buying sprees were shortly after Ninoy Aquino was murdered. Panic buying plus bank runs.

I remember doing my groceries as fast as I could because the store clerks were changing prices as fast as I could put the cans in my basket. A specific brand of sardines went from a little over 2 pesos to almost 5 pesos in less than a month!

Sep 16, 2005, 2:23:00 AM  
Blogger kero said...

f.r.i.e.d.w.a.t.e.r: tingin ko, kahit ano sabihin ko sa kuya ko nung mga panahon na yon, eh di pa rin sya titigil sa kadramahan nya. =)

bugsybee: i remember that time too, i was in 1st or 2nd grade, after Ninoy was killed, our pantry suddenly was filled with canned goods!

Sep 21, 2005, 8:00:00 PM  

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