When we lived in the previous house that we’re having rented out now, we had an old couple for a neighbor. Their house stood right next to ours. They were quiet & very simple, they minded their own business & kept their staff to a minimum so not much of a chismis with the helpers going on there -the perfect neighbors really. We hardly new they were there because they mostly kept indoors & to themselves. Not once did they call us for help even when the ambulance was right outside their door – twice.
We only knew of them because they’d send yearly Christmas goodies to us & of course we’d immediately send one back in reciprocation of their good will. Alam nyo, iba kasi dito sa Ayalabang, we really keep to ourselves. Save for the household staff you’d see occasionally watering the plants or walking the dogs, wala talagang gumagala. Sobrang tahimik ang paligid, parang ghost town.
Anyway, old age caught up with our elderly neighbors & one by one they passed as the years progressed. First the sickly wife, then the husband (probably from a broken heart or loneliness, you never know). All their children who took up residency in Australia came home to pay their last respects. We met the rest of the family as we said our goodbyes to the quiet, lonesome neighbor when he was laid to rest.
All the grown kids went back home after, save for one. The spinster daughter who chose to live in the home her parents left behind. She let go of the staff & proceeded to live by herself. Galing Australia eh, the great outback. Sanay sa independent living, or so I thought.
Kap, helpful & gentleman that he is, made the mistake of saying “kung may kailangan kayo, katukin nyo lang kami“, on our way out of the funeral home which unfortunately, they took to heart literally.
The next day, first thing in the morning, they came a-knockin’ for help. They needed a van to shuttle them back & forth, then they needed help to hire a driver naman on another occasion. Small things lang really, which I didn’t mind because I’m used to Kap & his ways. Matulungin talaga sya. He has the kindest heart which to my chagrin, many people try to take advantage of.
And so it went on. If our new neighbor had a problem with anything, anything at all that required male attention, she’d come a-knockin’ & ask Kap for help. Even after we had already moved to the current house, and even though we weren’t really very friendly (meaning inviting one another to the house for chika or tea) to start with, she would come a-knockin’ or textin’ Kap for help. One time I remember distinctly she even called Kap coz someone reportedly crashed her house while she was away on vacation & lived there for a while, leaving a mess. Hello, hindi kami barangay, dial ka sa 911 girl.
At first I didn’t mind because I thought hey, if “helpless” lil ol’ me were in her shoes, I’d also ask a strong, able-bodied person for help. Especially if that person just happened to be next door, being neighborly & all. Pero kung lumipat na yung kapitbahay ko ng ilang kantong layo, aba, siguro panahon na para ibang kapitbahay naman ang perwisyuhin ko diba? Parang nakakahiya na yata.
I talked to Kap about this nagging feeling but you know him, if he can help, he really would. So deadma. But then, I see THIS message on his cellphone a couple of weeks ago. Sige, kayo na ang humusga..
Sorry, all my poise went out the window & I went on Rambo mode. Ewan ko sa inyong mga misis pero I don’t think it’s proper for a person of the opposite sex to say LOVE YOU to a married person. Under any circumstance pwera nalang kung kapatid o kamag-anak mo yan!
Sana kung mej close sya sa pamilya namin, o kay Kap man lang -pipiitin kong intindihin kahit na nagrerebolusyon ang puso at isipan ko. Pero hindi eh. Tignan nyo ang text ni Kap. Walang emoticon. Eh ma-emoticon na tao yan. Ibig sabihin, hindi sila friendly. For Kap, what’s between them is strictly business, not even borderline platonic. So ano naman yang Loue U at XO ha, Ate? May pa-facebook press release ka pang nalalaman? Gaga. Like everything else -yes even a Facebook account, Kap & I share! Trololol.
Check out pala ha? Ok, I checked it out, at ito ang reply ko sayo. Pasalamat ka that I believe in giving people 2nd chances. Strike 1 ka na girl, civil pa ako ngayon kahit may anghang. Try ka mag-strike 2 ka, susugurin na kita, I promise you.
“Mag-ingat ka. Pataray ka palang, pasampal na ako”
Right after I messaged her, aba nag-text agad kay Kap MY Kap at nagsumbong. Siguro akala nya may palo ako sa pwet. Girl, I enjoy Kap’s spanking, doncha know? #50shadesofKap HAHAHAHAHA! Joke (1/2). If she thought Kap was going to get mad at me for confronting her, then she really doesn’t know my husband. He is team Jane all the way. Asa ka pa. Ang sabi lang nya -patawa pa, “Sweetheart, mahiya ka naman, ang tanda na natin, nagseselos ka pa?” Hon, jealous translates to: Just because I love you so much. ;P
To be honest, I know for a fact that Kap has no malisya on his part. And maybe, just maybe, our dear neighbor also has no malisya on hers & is just feeling grateful lang talaga o baka happy lang sya nung araw na nag-text sya. But I really don’t want her making a habit of seeing MY husband as HER superhero. KKSH yan, humanap sya ng sariling superhero nya.
And I really draw the line on being overly friendly to a married person. Even our Pastor, on his sermon FLEE IMMORALITY just the very Sunday before this text message was sent (Sept 10, 2017 by Vic Quisumbing), warned married men not to be overly friendly with the opposite sex because it gives the devil a foothold (watch video 41:18). Even 1 Corinthians 6: 18-20 teaches that the one way to stop immorality is to flee from it.
- Never eat at a restaurant with anyone from the opposite sex by yourself. The only one you should be wining & dining alone is your spouse.
- Never give a ride to a person of the opposite sex to avoid wagging of tongues, if no choice then have him/her ride at the back (or better yet, the compartment hehe).
- Never have a person of the opposite sex be your “best” friend. Your spouse should be your ONE & ONLY best friend.
Henyway, after having vented to you & getting this off my chest, move on na talaga ako. After all, Queens don’t compete with hoes, lol. I just wanna thank you guys for the mega support you have shown. Talagang solid Kap/Jane love team kayo ha, super aliw ng comments haha! ;))
31 years & still going strong tayo, my honey, Thank you for loving me and only me. <3 Loue U XO! :-*