November 10, 2008

A Love Story (Not!)

Thirty years ago, this girl fell for this boy. Everyone thought--as they did then--that this was the stuff of Mills and Boon. That the girl and the boy would gallop off into the sunset to the tune of "We've Only Just Begun..."

Alas, things weren't meant to be. A few days after the girl asked the boy to have her cassette repaired, some other girl, in a classic case of "pikot," seduced the boy. To cut a convoluted story short, the boy married the other girl, leaving the girlfriend in tears and without her precious cassette.

But as young loves go, this one was soon forgotten. The girl upped and married, and happily, too. For a time, it looked as though the love story of 30 years ago never happened.

And then, their paths crossed again. For the boy, it was a case of moonlights and moon-glazed looks all over again. Not so for the girl. Having spent the past thirty years plodding through life in commas and semi-colons, she wasn't ready to forgive just yet. And the very first thing that came out of her mouth when they saw each other again?

"@#$%@*&()_^%! Give me back my cassette."

Closure, it seems, is the handsome new component that now sits proudly in the girl's living room.

13 comments:

Mel said...

hehehe... i wonder who the girl is. the story seems familiar.

Kayni said...

it's a funny story, that the first thing the girl could blurt out was about her cassette. i guess, it's her way of finding closure. i, too, have to get my cassette back.

Droomvla said...

Sin-o ini? Ikaw???! HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Anna said...

hi marissa and mel. kun ako ini i would have been eleven then kaya dili ako ini ha ha ha ha.

Anna said...

hi kayni. i, too, had a good laugh when a friend told me this story. at least the cassette appreciated in value :p

anielgab said...

hi ms. anna,

i came across your blog while visiting another friend's blog. i remember having a great laugh when i read your entry about the auto pilot episode. since then, i would visit your blog every time i get the chance. i love reading your entries, written with wit and fun,and yet when you write about something melancholic it pierces through the heart.. by the way, i'm also a bicolana (from cam. sur) though currently based here in manila. i don't have a blog yet but reading yours and the others i've visited here, i'm inspired to start one.. keep on writing ms. anna.:-)

Anna said...

anielgab: thanks for kind words. i look forward to reading your blog. write on ...:p

Jesusa Arevalo said...

sige ko an tawa, mayad ngani kay lain siya napukpuk sa ulo, hahaha

mbrown said...

Very intriguing! Do I know who this is? You'll have to email me, Chim.

Anna said...

hi grace! character ini na babaye ha ha ha

Anna said...

koontz! funny, but a lot of people seem to think that i'm the girl in the story bwa ha ha. but really, the 30 years ago is literally 30 years ago (so it couldn't be me) and i don't have a new component ha ha ha. the girl in the story is the mother of a friend he he he

Abaniko said...

Hahahahaha.

And what will she do with her cassette? May cassette recorder pa ba ngayon?

Rudy said...

Hehe, dinibdib talaga yung pagkawala ng casette. :-D