This is my official entry to the “Humor Me Makoy Contest.” I have been following Makoy’s blog, and I consider his “Funny Corned Beef Story” post the funniest because it shows that it’s better to keep your food to yourself than be generous when you’re living on a tight budget or you’ll starve! Wahahaha! This post is also filled with wits. On the kids’ part, it shows how the flesh is stronger than the spirit. Because they like Purefoods corned beef so much, they simply couldn’t resist the urge to get their fill of your delicious fare to the point where you’re left with almost nothing. It’s a good thing that you’re not really hungry at that time. LOL! That post also articulates the point that it’s human nature to crave for what others have. The kids already have chicken, but it’s your corned beef that they want. Finally and most importantly, your post shows how Filipinos, no matter where they are in the world, are certified corned beef lovers.
And this is my own funny story: This incident happened last December 2009. At 3 years and 5 months old, our son Justin was already adept at using both our desktop and laptop in playing online games, watching his favorite YouTube videos, etc. He prefers using the laptop, though, because he says everything is so much faster there. That’s because our poor desktop has been with us for 5 years already and was running on very low memory.
At exactly 5pm from Mondays to Fridays, Justin takes over mommy’s place in front of our laptop. There are days, however, when he would insist that it’s his turn to use our laptop already when I wasn’t done with work yet, such as what transpired on this particular work day when he woke up from his afternoon nap crying.
Justin: Mommy, I want to use the laptop.
Mommy: You can’t, baby, mommy’s still working.
This conversation went on for a few more minutes until I got fed up with his whining and decided to use our desktop to give way to my overly demanding son.
Mommy: Justin, that’s mommy and daddy’s laptop. It’s not yours!
Justin: You buy your own laptop, mommy!
I was flabbergasted to hear my preschooler utter those words.