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35 days before Christmas!
Friday, Nov 29, 2013, 10:28 PMThis afternoon, I spent about thirty minutes waiting in line to pay for some items. I've experienced waiting for a longer time before, but this particularly struck me to an extent.
No, it isn't because of the numbing sensation from standing up too long. It's because of what I heard from the person right behind me. "Hassle magka-nanay (It's such a hassle to have a mother)," he had said to his companion. The sentences that followed revealed that it was his mom who asked him to purchase a few things before going home. Then, he shifted to the topic of parties that he plans to attend in the near future.
I'm sorry mister, but I respectfully disagree. It's much more of a hassle to carry a human being in the womb for nine months and get ripped or cut up to let that person into this world. Don't even get me started on waking up in the middle of the night to change diapers, paying for more or less sixteen years worth of tuition, and putting up with several foolish actions that the child makes along the way to adulthood. Or even further into adulthood.
It's much more of a hassle to raise a child. So if the only way to repay my mom is to wait in line for thirty minutes, give me thirty hours instead.
And to that guy, I hope it's not much of a hassle for you to find time to show your mom that she means more to you than a few items from the store. Before it's too late.