The Sainted Patient Wife is called that for a reason. Making one of our excursions into Iloilo City today to buy some groceries and to get away from “The Compound”, our home in Guimaras province, for awhile. We head out to our favorite shopping spot in Iloilo, SM City. Our last stop is the SM City Supermarket. After harassing a merchandiser handing out samples of some instant noodle soup crap, I asked her if she had a microphone. She said “Yes, sir
.” I said “You don’t need it
.” SPW just rolls her eyes and pushes the cart out of the area. You think after ten years of marriage The Sainted One would be used to my little stunts like this. But you could hear that girl from any corner of the store! Shoot!
I bet my poor, almost deaf Mother-in-law, the Feared Giant Lizard Killer, could hear her back in Guimaras. The girl said she was only trying to promote her product. I lied and
told her I was only teasing.
This whole thing started when I was talking to the cute, quiet Filipina across from the loud Filipina and said to the cute one that the loud Filipina should be more like her, quietly selling her product, “Swish” mouthwash. She laughed and immediately walked over to the girl with the big voice. The soup dispenser Filipina looked over at me. Sometimes you don’t have to know someone’s language to understand what they are saying. A look says it all. That’s when I walked over to her and made the microphone remark and that was the same time SPW came up with her cart. I think she must have had her “Cute Filipina Radar” on somehow sensing I was talking to a cute Filipina, the “Swish” girl. That radar works overtime here.
It all turned out good, though. SPW talked to the attractive “Swish” girl and bought some mouthwash from her which entitled her to a kilo of frozen french fries. Yeah, buy some mouthwash and get a bag of french fries to go with it. Isn’t this a great country! Guess what Bonehead had french fries with a grilled BBQ pork chop for dinner tonight? I might be dumb, but I’m not stupid!
(The photo above is a Sunday morning scene at the New Site Market in San Miguel, Guimaras province, in the Philippines. Just click on the word photo to be directed to a larger view of this picture.)