Watch Me Entertain Myself!

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)

Monday, May 19, 2008

Before The Screening

She sat in the row in front of me. She looked like in her late-30s, with unruly curly hair that stood up on end and went all over the place. She wore frumpy clothes, the kind that, if you add a colorful shawl, she’d look like a seer; add a broom and she’d look like a witch.

But instead of a wand, she whipped out a modern-looking cellphone and started checking her messages while waiting for the movie to start. From the looks of the interface it could be one of the latest Nokia models. I looked away, embarrassed to be reading over her shoulder. But curiosity got the better of me.

I was shocked to see that the font size she used for her messages was HUGE. So huge in fact that I saw this snatch of a message:

“d pleasure of knwng dat ur goin thru hell ryt nw, abusada k ksi eh”

But before I could read any further she seemed to sense my prying eyes, because she closed that message and started playing a brick game on her phone.

WTF?! The first thing I thought was: Was it a message for her or from her?

And I was left with a mystery more intriguing and more cinematic than anything that was shown in the indie movie.


Jake said...

magandang pelikula 'yan ah :) what if kung ang nabasa mo ay "U R DEAD AFTER D FILM", anong gagawin mo? :)

joelmcvie said...

@JAKE: Actually! Well, the message would be either for her or from her. If it's FOR her, I'd advise her to leave right away, even before the movie starts. If it's FROM her, then I'd leave, pronto! =)

palma tayona said...

... either way, methinks she's a witch. it's either she just sent a hex or received one.


ruff nurse-du-jour said...

as for me,

"the pleasure of knowing that you dropped by my humble abode left me in so much awe."


i'm a fan, mcvie. you made my day.

Jake said...

stretch ko lang yung kuento, lol.

what if that woman was found dead somewhere the next day, no cellfone found anywhere.

or what if a dead body is discovered the next day, with the cellfone, with "that" message.

anong gagawin mo? :)

joelmcvie said...

@JAKE: [scenario 1] Then I'd stay out of it. With just me as the lone "witness" to the text message, I cannot prove the message existed without the phone. [scenario 2] I'd leave it to the investigators since they can follow the lead from the cellphone.

Misterhubs said...

Baka forwarded message lang yun.

joelmcvie said...

@MISTERHUBS: Hahaha, what a let-down, if ever. But even if forwarded message lang yun, I'd wonder naman FROM WHOM and WHY it was forwarded to her.

Curiosity killed....

TheBachelorGirl said...

20-20 vision? Far sighted? Great contacts? I wouldn't have been able to read the SMS even if I wanted to. :-( At least you were able to. :-)

joelmcvie said...

@thebachelorgirl: As I said, the font size was HUGE! Bigger than any I've seen. Also, she was seated one seat diagonally to the left in front of me. So kitang-kita.

(Hmmm! Maybe she really meant for me to read the message. Uh-oh, now I'm getting creeped out.)

mel beckham said...

kung ang sms na yun ay galing sa kanya o natanggap lang nya ay pareho silang mean at bruha. hihi

cant_u_read said...

i know the girl.

the message came from her boyfriend, in response to her sms: "the skin between my vagina and asshole was torn. they are one now. and it is painful as hell!"

the night before that, she tied up her boyfriend and raped him for 18 hours non-stop. she wouldn't budge despite her boyfriend's plea. even as his boyfriend started ejaculating blood instead of semen.

joelmcvie said...

@RYE: Ewwwwwwwwww! Kadiri!