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Sacha Guitry once said, "You can pretend to be serious, but you can't pretend to be witty." Oh yes, I'm the great pretender.
(pilot episode: 20 January 2004)

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Caught Between The Scylla and Charybdis

It was 4:30 on a Thursday afternoon, crunch time in the office. AEs were on the phone, pinning down agreements before end-day, or breathing down the creatives. On one end of the room and amidst the hectic buzz, one of our AEs yelled out to our department secretary who was on the other end of the room.

AE: Tita Linds, saan ang UAAP game, sa Araneta o sa Cuneta?!

The secretary was on the phone arguing with a supplier, so she replied with her voice raised.

Secretary: Sandali lang, ha! Meron akong kausap!

The AE was talking to her client on her cellphone, so she didn’t hear our secretary.

AE: (in a louder, more urgent voice) Tita Linds, saan ang UAAP game, sa Araneta o sa Cuneta?!

Secretary: Ano, UAAP? Teka lang, ha!

AE: Tita Linds, saan ba? Araneta o Cuneta?!

Secretary: Ano?!

AE: Araneta o Cuneta?!

Secretary: Teka nga…!

I could feel the beginnings of a headache. The whole office was caught in the middle of this shouting match. Everyone was just waiting for someone to burst out.

AE: Araneta o Cuneta?!

Secretary: Ha?!

AE: Araneta o Cuneta?!

Me: Puñeta!

And the whole office burst out laughing. Lesson? A rhyme in time can be sublime.



really made me laugh.
it's ramadan; i needed it.
ha ha ha.

cant_u_read said...


iba ka talaga, kapateed!