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)

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Send In The Bekis (In The Elevator)

After watching A Little Night Music, Gibbs, London_boy and I (along with J and E) headed for the elevator to take us to the basement parking. A certain moneyed woman and her showbiz husband had entered the elevator before us, along with their two bodyguards; Lea Salonga and her mother were in front of them.

After they all had stepped off the elevator at the ground floor, London_boy (who had stepped inside the elevator ahead of all of us) turned to us and said that the bodyguards attempted to dissuade him from entering, presumably so that us hoi polloi will not mix with the crème de la crème. But London_boy did not earn his nickname for nothing; after staying in the U.K. for more than a year, he knew a thing or two in dealing with class snobbery. “Eh, pinagpilitan ko sarili ko kaya! Sumingit ako sa kanila,” he triumphantly declared. “Walang magawa yung mga guwardya.”

I looked at the rest and sang a portion of “Send In The Clowns.”

“Aren’t they… rich?” and I pointed to the elevator door where they exited earlier. The group laughed.

Then I gestured to us remaining in the elevator: “Aren’t we… queer?”



IshnaVera said...

beuatiful and witty, beki nga!!!

the barefoot baklesa said...

you just did a george bernard shaw on that one, bwahahahaha!!! benta, joel!!! super benta!!! nwala ang antok ko!!!

rudeboy said...


Another potential "Tell these riff-raff to get off my elevator" ala Greta.

Don't you love farce, Joel?

Ming Meows said...


~Carrie~ said...


VICTOR said...

For some strange reason, Lucy and Richard came to mind. But then you would have said "gorgeous moneyed woman and her husband."

Guyrony said...

Aren't we a ball of sunshine lately, Mcvie?


As for London Boy, we'll he waited for a long time to have his picture taken.

Two decades to be exact.

london boy said...

e kasi naman, kung gustong magpaka-exclusive sa elevator, bumili ng sariling building!!

Kiks said...

i love rudeboy's comment. LOL.

and good for them, beeyotches.

Felipe said...

pumasok sa isipan ko yung dating asawa ng sultan or utol ng sultan ng brunei and her, uhm, husband. :D

pero clap, clap, clap.

reminds me of a couple of months ago when I saw Korina Sanchez at Mega Mall with a pack of SM Guards tapos sinenyasan ako ng guard na tumabi kasi dadaan yung puta. And I was like, "buti na lang natalo ang asawa." pupunta-punta sa mall pero ayaw sa tao. Parang gaga lang.