One downside to being the resident comic among your friends is that sometimes they never treat you seriously even if you are going through tough times.
"Pare, na-rape ako."
"Kelan ka pa nagkaroon ng kipay? Hahaha!"
"Tol, may anak yata ako."
"Ilang buwan ka nagbuntis? Sampu? LOLs!"
Maybe I should also blame myself. I make light of every iniquitous predicament I'm in. I can make a sour situation turn sweet. I see the good in the bad. The imperfect becomes perfect. The deficient, ample.
Sometimes, when life's BS is more than enough to bear, a hearty laugh from a friend isn't enough. Sometimes, a pat on the shoulders and the words "This will pass" are all that I need to get me through.
Right now, I need the tap and the words. But a hearty laugh will still suffice. Ngayon ko lang kasi nalaman na S-L-A-M-B-O-O-K ang tamang spelling.
Akala ko SLUMBOOK. Sheemas!