Interesting Times

I’ve heard that the Chinese have a saying: “May you live in interesting times.” It’s supposedly meant as a curse, since “interesting” can be good interesting or bad interesting.

Well, I’ve had an interesting morning. After going to the gym with my sister, I decided to stop by Eastwood City for a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf ice blended drink. I parked my car, took my time sipping the drink, reading about the latest news concerning the Leyte landslide. Then, I picked up my trash and put it in the bin, returned the newspaper to its rack, and walked back to the car.

I put the key in the ignition and turned it. Click went the engine, and the dashboard lights fell dark. I tried it again. Still, nothing. I got the wrench from the trunk, unscrewed the car battery contacts, scraped them clean of oxidation, and reattached them. Then I turned the key again. The dashboard lights flickered, then went dark.

So now, I’m here in an internet cafe paying P70 an hour, killing time until the mall opens so that I can do something else. My dad has to attend to some business, so I’ll have to wait until after lunch to be rescued.

How was your morning? Ü

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