Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Buy One McVie, Get One Free!

“So what’s so great about having someone?” I asked. I wasn’t being sarcastic. I wanted to hear their honest answers.

My officemates and I were having lunch, two girls and a guy, all of them straight. The two girls are attached (one is engaged to a Danish guy) while the guy is blissfully nerdy (either he’s not looking for a girlfriend yet or he hasn’t found one to his liking). I had just declared that I might end up single for life. The girls predictably said, “You’re just saying that because you’re single now. Wait ‘til you meet him.” That was exactly how they said “him”—in italics.

“It’s good to have someone to share your life with.”

“At the end of the day, you have someone whom you can just dump whatever—all the shit you got, the small triumphs, little things that mean a lot to you but not to anyone else. And there’s someone there who’ll take all that unconditionally.”

“It’s not like your parents, because they’ll end up lecturing you.”

“And it’s not like friends because there are things that not even your friends will understand, or maybe they will but they’ll speak their mind about it. Unlike someone who’ll just take you as you are.”

“And while there are substitutes like friends and family, they cannot match a partner. You cannot compare because you’ve never had a boyfriend before.”

“And having someone is so—”

I interrupted them: “Okay, okay, okay! That’s it, I’m going to slash my wrists now.”

Actually I knew all along their answers. (By the way, the answers above were all paraphrased. Their actual answers were more of phrases, not complete sentences.) It’s just that having never had a boyfriend ever (yes, in italics), my knowledge is more theoretical than practical. It’s the knowledge gained after seeing and studying numerous relationships of other people. They say experience is the best teacher; unfortunately, I’m on a home study program only.

So for now I’m going to…. Well, I’m not really sure. Wait? Too passive. Search? Too aggressive—and too much effort. I’m lazy.

Be available. Yeah, I guess that’s a sensible approach. Be available, for a limited period only, while supplies last.

Yeah, my love life is one big promo period with no DTI-NCR permit number. No wonder no one’s buying, hahaha.


Anonymous Phillip said...

Darating din yan. Malay mo, hindi mo lang alam, katabi mo na pala siya.

EEEEEEEK!!!! Multoh!!!!

6:09 PM  
Blogger McVie said...

Hah! Of course you have the luxury of saying that, hehehe. ;-)

Korek, katabi ko lang nga ay isang moomoo. Isa siyang MULTONG BAKLA, ahahaha.

Idaan ko na lang sa tawa. :-)

6:13 PM  
Blogger J. said...

E diba may na-meet ka na??? Nung gabing gumimik tayo at iniwan mo na lang ako basta dahil may nabingwit ka? :-) Tapos long-sleeves, long-sleeves ang drama? Hihihi.

8:57 AM  
Blogger McVie said...

Oo, may na-meet ako. So? Ikaw rin may mineet na taga-CCP (Central Colleges?! Chos!) ha. O, ano na ang nangyari doon, ha? Ha? Ha?! Hahaha!

12:24 PM  
Anonymous XP said...

This is a nice promo.. Does it have a toy to go with it? Can I go big time on fries and drinks too? =0)

12:49 AM  
Blogger McVie said...

XP: Oh, yes, there's a boy toy that goes with it, hehehe. And definitely one can go BIG time with this promo. ;-)

11:35 AM  
Anonymous Leigh said...

It's okay. You only need a DTI-NCR permit number series of 2005 if you have to buy something for your chance to win, or get a discount.

(This nerdy comment is brought to you by 15+ years in advertising and not enough caffeine.)


8:45 AM  

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