Ikaw, wala ka bang planong…
Late this afternoon, I received this business slash personal call from an old-time acquaintance. Initially, ang tema eh query on personal loans. Well, yan naman talaga ang pakay ng kanyang pagtawag sa akin. And after quite a while, we segued to personal kamustahan at tanungan ng mga iba pang kakilala.
Di naman kami masyadong close (eh kaya nga acquaintance… ano vah?!) kaya semi-light lang ang kumustahan galore.
Syempre, may I bida ako ng mga kakilala na recently ko lang nakita. Sobrang recent, as in kahapon lang. Oh well, common friends namin are those from the church. Oh yes, taong simbahan po ako… dati!!! Hehehe! Taong simbahan pa rin naman ako, kaso mejo on the side lines na lang muna 😦
Anyway, tuloy ang wento… may I bida nga ako ng mga old-time friends who I saw yesterday. I attended kasi my inaanak’s 7th birthday celebration in Pansol, Laguna. The father of my inaanak, who is apparently one of my closest friends, is the brother of an ex-seminarian na kaibigan nitong si Ms. Acquaintance. Getz ba? Clear naman explanation di vah? Oh so, dyan nagsimula ang aming personal kwentuhan.
The usual kumustahan conversation transpired to updates about our common friends’ careers, children and plans of getting married. And then, Ms. Acquaintance threw me a personal question… a question which sounded very familiar to me, “How about you? Wala ka bang planong…”
I stopped and tried to listen very carefully to the next words that she will utter. Parang nire-ready ko na ang sarili kong magreact sa di kanais-nais na paraan.
And she continued her statement with, “… wala ka bang planong mag-abroad???”
Para akong nabuntan ng tinik sa dibdib. I was really expecting to hear that familiar annoying question, “Wala ka bang planong mag-asawa?”
I replied with a funny laugh and told her, “I never expected that question. Kaiba sya, in fairness! I was waiting for the usual ‘kelan ka mag-aasawa’ question. Ready pa naman ako sanang sumagot sa ‘yo.”
And she replied, “I know how it feels to be thrown with questions like that. Nakakasawa di ba? Kaya naman abroad na itinanong ko sayo. You might ask me back that ‘when are you getting married’ question.”
Well, Ms. Acquaintance is also in singleton and too darn busy with her career. She’s a bit older than me and way too nice and pretty. But do I get confused why she’s still single at her age? Of course not, I am equally single myself.
We made a promise though to update each other whenever something romantic comes both our ways. We agreed it’s better that way than to ask that one silly and annoying question.
So next time you talk to a single lass like me, think of better questions to ask. There are a lot more things that are worth knowing than our plans of getting hitched.
Don’t worry a single bit, we’d be more than glad to shout to the whole world that “Oh yes! I finally found the One!” statement.
So ikaw, wala ka bang planong… ???