Posts Tagged ‘single’

Question of the Day: Today you almost __________.

Early this morning I looked at the question for this day and, immediately, I thought that there might be a possibility that I will not have an entry today.

My days are fairly ordinary, unless my Father and I planned something special to do.  But we didn’t so I was set-up not to post anything at all.

However, a friend from my high school days sent me a message to tell me that she’s in town.  Well, she’s not really an ordinary friend.  She is one of the staff from my high school who happened to become friends with a lot of the students from our batch.

So, my father and I decided to take her to Ayala Triangle to watch Makati’s annual light show as we haven’t seen it yet.  While we were on our way, we caught up on a lot of things and one of the topics we talked about was my civil status.  She asked if I have a boyfriend and when she found out that I’m single she said that maybe she should set me up with her cousin who is a tv personality of sorts.  He usually kids her to set him up with one of the graduates from our school.

I laughed and left it at that.  What did you expect me to do?  My Father was sitting right beside me.

But later that night, as we were having dinner, I decided to look up her cousin and, damn, he’s hot.  I told her I don’t believe that he’s single.  I even joked that maybe he’s looking for a boyfriend and not a girlfriend.  She said that she can’t believe it too.

Anyway, suffice it to say that I almost asked her to give him my number when I saw his picture.  Haha! But I realized that he must be used to beautiful women so he might not even give me a second thought.

Oh well.  Maybe next time. 😉



My Civil Status

Posted: November 8, 2013 in passion, Q and A
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Question of the Day: What topic are you bored talking about?

If yesterday’s question was easy to answer, today’s question had me thinking.

I actually cheated and read the question this morning, before going to work.  As the day progressed, the answer to the question eluded me despite the fact that I have been trying to find the right answer the entire day.

It took me a while to find the right one because, as a friend once described me, I can talk anyone under the table without the influence of alcohol.  Well, at least anyone I already know and am comfortable with because I am like a diesel-powered engine when it comes to meeting new people.  It takes a while for me to warm up and I suck in making small conversations (one thing I am trying my damndest to develop). 😦

But, when I got home it dawned on me.  There is one topic that bores and irritates the heck out of me whenever it is brought up.

So, I sit here with my feet up the coffee table and admit that my civil status is the one topic I try to avoid at all costs.

I absolutely hate it when relatives, friends, and acquaintances (specially acquaintances, how dare you try to judge me when you barely know me) ask me the following questions whenever we meet:

Why are you still single?       

Why won’t you get married already?

Aren’t you jealous of your friends who already have families of their own?

People, if it was that easy don’t you think I would have done something to correct the situation already?  I am, after all, 33 years old, still single, and I am unfortunate enough to live in a country where some people might already see me as an old-maid.  Sad but true.

But, I am not single by choice and every time someone brings up the subject it’s like rubbing in the fact that I have not met anyone who is willing to put up with my eccentricities yet.

And, yes.  I do get jealous of my friends who have families of their own by now.  Specially those who already have two or more kids.  But, what can I do?  I can’t just stand on a street corner and expect to be proposed to by some random man.  Again, it is not that easy.

Plus, everytime the topic is brought up and those questions are asked it feels like salt is repeatedly on an open wound.

So, please, drop it.  In the name of all things good on earth, leave my civil status the heck alone.