I know I don’t look my daughter at all. A lot of cases where in people would usually ask questions na feeling ko sometimes, below the belt na. Here’s an incident just last weekend when we went to buy some groceries. Tignan ko lang kung hindi ka mainis.
I was pushing the grocery cart from the frozen section of Carrefour, and I saw this promo girl ahead. I thought she was promoting bread sticks. I asked because I wanted Julia to taste some since she was on the mode of I’M-ABOUT-TO-CRY-GET-ME-OUT-OF-HERE.
So here’s the exchange conversation between me and the lad:
ME: Miss, ano po yan?
PROMO GIRL: Ay, crab sticks ‘to. (hindi man lang mag Ma’am ha!)
ME: Ahhh… okay… Kala ko bread sticks, hihi! Thank you.
PROMO GILR: Psst… saan ang nanay nyan? (Yup, she was referring to baby Julia who was in front of me sitting in the cart.)
ME: Huh?! **insert a raising eyebrow** Ako ang nanay nyan. (taray ng lola mo!)PROMO GIRL: Weeehhh… hindi nga?!
ME: %*#’@ —- ?????
PROMO GIRL: (still in doubt) Saan ang papa nyan?
Instead of replying back, I just pointed at my husband who was 3 or 4 steps away behind looking over some chicken nuggets yung parang nag iisip kung masarap ba ‘to, hehe! And then I walked away. AS IN!
I don’t blame her actually. I question myself sometimes kung anak ko ba talaga si Julia. Because really, we don’t have anything in common. Julia looks a copy cat of her Dad. But my point is that, sometimes people don’t think twice on what to ask and even when is the right time to ask about some personal things.
I’m telling you that this is not the first time it happened. I’ve been thought of being a nanny to Julia several times whenever we go out. And the bad thing about it is kapwa Pinoy pa yung magtatanong sayo. And when you answer back naman, they don’t believe you pa.
Locals here in Qatar don’t even ask. They just looked at me in the eye and they would sometimes ask, why Julia’s eyes is different from mine. Because my eyes is black and Julia has Grey. Siguro naiilang din sila sometimes, or they are just too shy to ask. At least sila may hiya pa diba.