Saturday, June 15, 2013

“Too many cooks spoil the broth.”

Dr Abe V Rotor

A teenage son bought a pair of pants too long for himself by two inches. He needed to have it cut and sewed. Not having the skill to do it, and even if he had, he is the bunso (youngest) child in the family and is the center of attention.

But on this particular day, on this particular hour, every one he approached to shorten his pants said, “Later, after I have finished what I am doing.”

His sister was cooking, his mother ironing clothes, his lola was feeding the chicken.

When each one had finished her work, it was siesta time.

The grandmother took the scissor and cut the pants two inches off, sewed it and left.
Next the mother saw the pants, took the scissor and cut two inches off, sewed it and took a nap. 

The sister suddenly remembered his brother’s request, took the scissor and cut two inches off and sewed.

When the teenage son woke up, he tried his new pants, now repaired to his expectation. But alas, his pair of pants has become into a porontong (half-short half-pants)! ~

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