Friday, October 23, 2009

That Thing

My students keep asking me if I was married or not. Everytime they asked, I gave them different answers, because they keep asking. Usually I'll get replies such as 'Tipu lah', 'Benar kah'. Just the other day, a couple of my students from my class came to the staff room to pay some fees.

I was writing some stuff then, so I told them to wait. While waiting, one the 8 year olds asked me if I was married.

Without looking up and still doing my work, I answered,'Yes'.

If yes, then where is your wedding ring?

Still occupied I blurted, 'No ring'.

But if you don't have a ring, ladies will think you are not married, and they will like you!

Now that she got my attention, 'Really?'. I found that really amusing, and almost laughed. But I just put on a serious front.

Yes! So you better get a ring quickly.

How do I do that?

How do I know, I'm just a little kid.

Oh, now she says that.

Today I got free advice on the time for one (a guy) to get married. This time from a guy. All year long, I've been listening to my female colleagues pestering me about marriagedom. So today, it was a dude to dude thingy. He's actually a longtime friend of my Dad. A retired teacher who is on temporary contract in my school. Some of the guys were hanging around my table during recess and the topic of me+marriage came up. The guys were telling me almost the same thing I got from the womenfolk. But my Dad's buddy had different opinions. This is what he told me.

No doubt your age is ripe for marriage. But it is not wrong or a bad decision for you to wait a little longer. Because then, you will be a more experienced person in life, being more prepared thus being a very good prospect of a husband. You will be worth so much more than you are now.

Wise words. How can you not be convinced when someone with his hair totally white tells you this. My grandmother told me I should save money for the time when I have a wedding reception. What if I told her, I'm saving money...for an iPod Touch :D LOL

6 comments:

  1. No doubt your age is ripe for marriage. But it is not wrong or a bad decision for you to wait a little longer. Because then, you will be a more experienced person in life, being more prepared thus being a very good prospect of a husband. You will be worth so much more than you are now.

    Totally agree with it,dude!

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  2. dont worry when you are rich u can choose whether u want to married or u just want to hire a sexy maid....its the same thing though...unless in the word 'sexy'...

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  3. Dio...what the heck??? How the fuck can you equate getting married with having a sexy maid????...thats so not loser at all man. Having an affair/fucking around....THAT you can say is equivalent to having a sexy maid...perhaps

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  4. thank you for this post ben.and thank that old guy for that quote. and thank the kid for the ring question. but dio...??? huh?? this is not a porn movie ok. sexy indonesian maid u say? jolibee style?

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  5. please define word sexy...

    no i'm serious, sexy maid can be your wife if you want to...its better tha affair..so why man only want affair with sexy maid and pay her salary bigger like 10% your salary , and still give half,probably two third to the wife??

    isnt it better when u only give 10% to the sexy maid that perhaps become your wife and get 90% for yourself??

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  6. dio...we've moved on. AFterall now you changed your point, which is different from the first. If you want to get married, why do u need to hire her as a maid first? You can just marry regardless if shes ur maid or not.

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