Sir Bob made a great comment in his article “Does Philippine Internet Suck?” To paraphrase what he said “You get what you pay for”. Truer words were never uttered.
I told my wife I needed some house shorts to wear at home and around the purok. Off to the market she went and returned with 5 pair that she picked up at a bargain price. But in the long run they were no bargain. Three pair they neglected to sew the bottom of the pockets shut. I could have chided her for not checking that, but in sixty plus years I’ve been buying my own pants, I can’t remember ever having to check that. But I’m going to start. Also a few months later the thread on the seams started to give way and soon they became cleaning rags. (Yes she used her singer sewing machine to repair the pockets at first.)
I still need shorts, and now dress shorts to go to town, it seems my waist size grew from size 32 to size 34 within the past year. I joined the Navy with a 27 inch waist, graduated boot camp with a size 29 waist. In my thirties it went to a 32 inch waist and now pushing seventy this year it jumped to 34 inch waist. I am really not complaining because I have been on a free ride with my weight most of my life! Please don’t hate me for that.
While out in town I passed a Penshoppe clothing store in the mall. I have no idea why it’s spelled that way? But I do go to the Bay Pointe Hospital! BTW this is the very place I found out I wore a size 34, after wasting everybody’s time trying to squeeze into a size 32 inch waist! At my newly acquired size 34 I bought 5 pair of dress shorts and not at bargain prices. Now Mayang checks the pockets, and all the seams that “Inspector 9” had already done at the factory, unlike the market where all items are inspected by “inspector .003” a non-Union Shoppe.
We now have a new Royal store in town, which has a Kiosk that serves the best Mongolian BBQ I’ve ever had, listen I know that Mongolian BBQ is not from Mongolia, but then Hamburg’s’ are not from Germany, but I still eat both.
While wandering around the store waiting for them to cook our orders of Mongolian BBQ (Not from Mongolia) I spied cheap (Not Market cheap) House & Purok shorts Plaid and loud, and I liked them, and picked out a bunch, all completely inspected by “Inspector Mayang #01” and found to meet her now exacting standards.
Remember the Roof painting article last week? Well we ran out of paint and had to do a speed run to Home Depot again, this trip was also a SM Mall run so family was involved. Mayang was using her new Oppo duel camera both regular and wide angle group pictures. When I noticed (My new shorts size 34) it appeared as if I had a Spalding Regulation Basket ball under my shirt. I find basket Ball belly to be UNSATISFACTORY and it was caused by my operations from a year ago. And the doctor said it would be a simple operation to fix that, I declined then, but now am rethinking that! My Grand Daughter and Niece both don’t like it as they think Lolo Daddy Paul is Pogi Na! (I’m the guy who buys the skinny Jeans, so naturally I’m Pogi to them, but seldom Frugal!