My American expat friend, The Tom Cat, only has a few more days until he returns to the United States. I will not longer be able to refer to him as an expatriate but I will always call him a friend. Unfortunately, his last week in the Philippines was marred by a recent visit to the Western Union office in San Miguel, Jordan, in Guimaras.
Western Union clerk in Guimaras that hid from Tom when he returned to take a few photographs.
Regular readers of Philippines Plus will know that I try to present both side of "paradise." The good, the bad and the ugly.
Folks, much as I love my new retirement home, there's plenty of the aforementioned elements to go around. And Tom just ran smack dab into "bad" and "ugly." And that never feels good.
Here's a recent email The Tom Cat sent to me along with the accompanying photos:
The Tom Cat, far right, at the Western Union Office in San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras
I've been to the Western Union office Tom writes about on several occasions when we lived in Guimaras. Since we're moving back to the mango province soon, I doubt that I will go back to that particular office to use their services. Tom has way more patience and tolerance than me. If he got upset, I can imagine the ruckus I might have caused.
I do have occasion to deal with Western Union in regards to business concerning this website. My asawa and I have had excellent customer service relations with the Iloilo City office located next to SM City. We'll continue to due business with them whenever we make any trips to Iloilo after we move. If ain't broke, why fix it?