Sunday, January 27, 2008


We were buying groceries at a nearby minimart. A lady walking behind us commented on the fact that we bought two 5-kilo rice bags.

"On sale huh?"

"No. We just bought two items."

"The other store", referring to a small grocery store just across the street, "is more expensive."


"Yeah. Are you Philippine?" Yes, she did botch the word.

"Yes. I am from the Philippines."

"Don't speak English also?"

"Uhm. I do speak English."

And then she walked away ending the conversation at that. I had to smile and scoff at the audacity of the woman to suggest that I don't speak a language that she obviously does not master.

Oh well.

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