Remember the flood that hit us all last September? When we thought it was all over, a new problem arises. We discovered that our water system is damaged. The pipes are leaking. The first month after the flood, our water bill increased. We though that it was due to the fact that our usage increased too. Then we learned that even if we are not using it, the water meter is running. Uh oh. And so to avoid unused water being charge to us, we have to turn off our water meter from time to time. I bought stainless steel drum so we can just store water on it.We would turn on the water supply for about an hour and fill the drums and turn it off the rest of the day. Good thing that after we complained about it to the house owner, they fixed it immediately.
This is a humor post so I hope you will find the humor in it.. and I hope I will not offend the sensitive ones, remember we have been there, done that, experienced it and was still traumatized by it..
I had the chance to interview Ramil, yes the typhoon, with a Hollywood name of LUPIT.
pehpot: Hi Ramil! First of all I would like to thank you for not interfering with my kid’s party last Tuesday. We were told that you will arrived last Saturday and now again, we were told that the soonest will be today. I really hope that you will not, but I am still curious on what took you so long? Is it another incompetence from our weather forecast or what?
Ramil: (devil smile) Well side from the incompetence, I am really taking my time. Still figuring out things and all.. you know..
pehpot: (he sound familiar..) so what are you contemplating about?
Ramil: Oh pehpot, look what Ondoy did to you and look what Peping did to people in the North. You were lucky that during the time that you were in Nueva Ecija, Peping was there too..
pehpot: (lucky my ass..)
Ramil: Actually I really hate Ondoy and Peping, look what they have done! They almost destroyed everything! Took away a lot of lives and took away a lot of dreams. Now people are always worried (but of course they could not accomplish it without the help of your damns, er, dams) ..
So what is left for me? Can you tell me any place that was not affected by Ondoy and Peping? Where will I wreak havoc upon? Worse, people are now prepared for my wrath.. darn Ondoy and Peping!!!
Now tell me, is there any use of landing on your country? I think I will wait until all of you are fully recovered.. and we’ll see. (witch laugh)
pehpot: (sits uncomfortably) oh I see.. oh well it seems that it is best for you to just stay out of our country. Good luck and thanks for giving me a time to have “nice” (and scary) chit chat with you!
now I’m worried.. I am about to give birth to Sati this coming Nov (earliest will be last week of October) and we have no means of transportation.. I hope taxi would be everywhere then… my OB is in Valenzuela (a two hour drive from my place).. and I hope that my labor is as long (but less painful) like before..