Friday, November 13, 2009

Careless Whisper
By Purple

Life’s proven thought: “Never opt for something without meticulously checking the trademark, variety and especially the price of the product.”

It was sizzling hot outside. I was riding a motorcycle with my father. That morning, I was wearing a red jacket to protect me from the heat of the sun. Suddenly, I told Papa to stop first before Cang’s so I can buy my Christmas card prescribed by Kuya last Tuesday.

When I came inside the establishment, with the feeling of being seared because of the heat of the sun, I directly ask the saleslady about the stand of those cards and go straight to where it was being placed.

With the desire to get a stunning one but thinking that choosing it would require lots of money, I pick the “not so beautiful” one and thought that price would never mind but the message from the heart would best explains the real essence of Christmas. Thus, I went to the counter and got my wallet, ready to pay that card. However, I was awfully shocked when I saw in the monitor that it cost Php 49.75.

With the feeling of being ashamed once I return that card and exchange it with something economical, I draw my 50 peso baon given by my mother that morning to pay it and said “Sige nalang, Christmas bitaw.”

When I entered the office, I approach Rolyn and Catherine and ask them if they already got their Christmas Card. Apparently, they both said that they haven’t bought it yet.

Afternoon came; some staffs were talking about the card and decided to buy together. Rolyn and Catherine went to Lee Plaza and pick the P24.50 card. It was not that attractive like my card but the only alteration is that, it just cost them a little value compared to mine.

When evening came, Kuya arrived and felt so happy with his card. He also gave the other card he bought for Ate Nadine. A staff once asked Kuya how does it cost him and he answered P35.50.

Whaaaat??? His card was full of glitter-glitter effects, with a Christmas music played when you’re about to open it, and with Santa Clause as the preface of the card. It’s inevitable to compare it with mine. I can’t help thinking of the price, the design and style, and all the gimmicks, my gass! Bog’z jud akong card (hehe… Sige lamang).

Kuya then called everyone so we can start our meeting. Everybody got their card- varieties of them were on their hands. I, myself, was hesitant to draw mine in my bag knowing that some would tease me because of my being dumb to choose something that cost expensive yet appeared to be the same as the one’s that are what we call “cheap”.(hehe…)

That night, I learned to be efficient enough to choose a product. Yes! I admit, I was really dumb of having thought that 10 percent as 10 pesos. And starting that night, I will never be careless anymore. Weeee!!!