As I’ve mentioned on this site in the past, in the past months I have started to become somewhat well known due to some of my blogs. When I go to malls and such, people often recognize me, ask to have a photo with me, etc. Well, I am sure that you readers think that either I am crazy and this is all a figment of my imagination, or you feel that I have a great life as sort of a “micro-celebrity” around Mindanao. Well, today, I must report that being “Mindanao Bob” as I have started to be known as is not always an easy life! I have many very important things to consider and must advise people on many very serious matters. It makes for a very tough life.
Let me give you an example. The other day, I received an e-mail that had been sent to me through one of my other blogs. I certainly won’t identify the person who sent this e-mail to me, but I want to share the e-mail with you so that you will begin to understand the sincerity of the pressure that I am under. So, let’s have a look:
I just need some advise about one of the bakeshope here in cagayan de oro. Last saturday september 8, 2007 me and my father and sister having a snack at Julies Bakeshope located at capistrano street. we ordered thier bread and it happen that the “fruit cake” has a cricket/cockroah on the top of it. we complain to the saleslady thier but we did not give the fruit cake. as of now the fruit cake is in my hands….but i dont know what to do… can you help me with this? i just want to learn them a lesson ..pls…. hope i hear you soon…
I have not edited the e-mail above in any way, any mis-spellings are just the way it was sent to me. So, now, can you see the pressure that I am under on a day to day basis? How can one single person handle such decisions?
Ha ha… so, what do you think? How should I advise this lady?
The more important question is this – why would anybody think they should write to me about something like this? What can I possibly do about it? The truth is that I get e-mails like this with all kinds of weird situations probably 4 or 5 times every week!
Fascinating, don’t you think?