Little Girl

At the Manila Golf Club…

A grand lady and her equally grand friends were playing golf.  She was complaining that there were all these “new people” she didn’t know…

“Just look at that little girl there…  And all those bodyguards.  She’s so spoiled!!!  Really, the “nouveau riche” these days!!!  What they do to show off!!!”  ranted the grand lady.

Some of her friends knew better and just grinned.  They knew she could not see very well.

The little girl played leisurely, taking her time.  The others waiting their turn became impatient, including the grand lady’s group…

“My God!!!  It’s not like she owns this place!!!  These ‘new people’… such ‘maneras’ [ manners ]!!!”  the grand lady hissed and steamed, her blood pressure rising.

The grand lady was about to roar loudly about the little girl when her friend tugged at her arm and whispered:  “It’s the President [ Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo ]!!!  Can’t you see???”

The grand lady was stunned.   She recovered her wits, put herself together, and walked over to the little girl and her posse of bodyguards.

She greeted the little girl warmly with kisses on both cheeks.  “Hello, Gloria.”

“Little Girl” indeed!!!

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14 Comments

  1. September 5, 2008 at 1:16 am

    If Don Jaime runs I highly doubt that Inigo,Maricris and Mercedes will support him. The well hidden cracks of the heirs of Mermac will appear.

  2. socialclimber said,

    June 25, 2007 at 3:58 pm

    Oh my, not another coup. I just want our country to move forward. Can’t they wait for just three more years?

  3. June 25, 2007 at 3:35 am

    socialclimber:

    I tend to agree with Garganta Inflamada and you about President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

    Life is good these days. There is Business. We hope the economic situation improves further.

    But where there is Smoke, there is Fire…

    Just wait until ******* *******, ******* *********, and **** ***** ****** stage another coup d’etat. Which will not be a surprise as Everyone fully expects them to do so. Then Everything reverts to Stage 1 for the umpteenth time. It’s the Classic Story of the Philippines: It Never Gets Off the Ground. When that happens yet again, I will simply go to Boracay island and party. What’s the use of worrying??? Everybody will be Poor as Rats anyway.

    Toto Gonzalez

  4. June 25, 2007 at 3:32 am

    Adjie:

    Really, Philippine Politics doesn’t make any sense. Unless One’s principles are elastic enough or simply non-existent to make a lot of Money off it.

    It is easy to be apathetic until one remembers that the big economic picture will make itself felt eventually in one’s life. When the going is good and there is Money [ even a lot of Money ] around, there will be no problems. But when the going gets rough and there isn’t enough Money available, one can expect trouble from all sides. “C’est la vie…”

    Toto Gonzalez

  5. socialclimber said,

    June 20, 2007 at 2:31 pm

    Garganta Inflamada couldn’t have said it better. I agree with everything he/she said here. The only better president than Gloria is President Ramos.

  6. Adrian Lizares said,

    June 12, 2007 at 11:57 pm

    That’s why I never participate in any election or any political discourse… it is all a farce! We have just been had AGAIN… think willing victims!
    Yes Toto it doesn’t make any sense…

  7. May 30, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    Anton:

    I think it’s a great idea for Philippine Business to field a candidate for the 2010 Presidential Elections, but they better put their money where their mouth is, financially speaking… 😛

    Don Jaime Zob*l de Ay*la would certainly be a presidential candidate beyond reproach. But he will be too old by that time [ he already is at this time 😛 ]. But my question is: Why would Somebody like Him, with all that Immense Wealth, want to put His Life on the line??? Altruism, Noblesse Oblige, “Giving Back,” whathaveyou… It just doesn’t make sense to me.

    Toto Gonzalez

  8. Anton Sy said,

    May 30, 2007 at 1:22 pm

    I read somewhere that Philippine Business is actually going to field a candidate… It was said that when Don Jaime Zob*l de Ay*la was asked about his interest in running in 2010… he just smiled… what do you think?

  9. May 4, 2007 at 5:07 pm

    Well, do you have any alternatives? Instead of just lamenting the fact — and I say that I guess better qualified executives choose NOT TO serve the country — indeed says something about supposed “love for country” instilled in our people — low, medium or high classes.

    Filipinos have to get into a better mindset of they won’t settle for anything less — and ONLY the Best will do. Now, it remains to be seen if the “best” want to serve the vipers’ nest that is the Philippine political scene.

    G.I.

  10. betty mahmoudy said,

    May 4, 2007 at 6:53 am

    “Gloria’s about as good as they come for the Philippines.”

    That’s tragic.

  11. May 3, 2007 at 9:05 pm

    I think it would be the same regardless of whom is elected. That’s one of the problems of being a ‘democracy;’ it is too fractious. But actually the name calling for Gloria is rather mild AND petty. Notice, there isn’t anything really deeper than making fun of her physical shortcomings, etc., etc. And she probably fits what would be a normal Filipina mold.

    Yeah, I hear all the ‘dark’ stories about her — but whom would you rather have on board: somewhat-educated conjugal dictators for whom “What’s yours is ours and what’s ours is ours” seemed to have been their SOP slogan — and who held on to the nation’s purse strings THIRTEEN years longer than they should have?; Or a housewife who happened to be the rich widow of an assassinated politician who took up FRENCH(!) in college? Gimme a break! What did her Manhattanville French degree do for the Philippines? Nothing. Or the barely-educated borracho movie-star who whored and drunk his way to power? Or alternatively, if the election of 2002 turned out differently — another movie star of even less education and wits? Puhleez!!! At least Gloria, for all her faults, has an education as good as they come; and is no slouch when it comes to meeting with her peers from abroad. Hey, Napoleon was short in stature, but he had most of Europe quaking in their boots. Gloria’s about as good as they come for the Philippines.

    And the petty names? Look at the source, and I guess there’s nothing else to call her. And the best thing about it — she doesn’t care; and she’s quite confident of her self.

    Question to the legitimate residents of the Philippines: so when le petite presidente steps down next year — who would you like to see in step up to the plate? Would they really be a good or better Chief Executive than GMA? Defend your positions!!!

    G.I.

  12. betty mahmoudy said,

    May 3, 2007 at 12:50 pm

    Isn’t it curious that of all the recent Philippine presidents, only the bogus one is routinely christened with scathing, insulting, and irreverent nicknames? Pandak, Ate Glue, the Moral Bansot, Tiyanak, Mrs Pidal … Shows you just how little respect and affection she commands! And let’s not even get started on her husband and cabinet!

  13. betty mahmoudy said,

    May 3, 2007 at 12:38 pm

    Toto,

    Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Roseanne Barr: separated at birth?

    The mole is the dead giveaway!

  14. dama said,

    May 3, 2007 at 7:16 am

    hi toto! i find this story very funny! lolsz…
    a similar incident happened at makati medical center when my aunt came home from the US to visit my abuelita who was confined there for six years. As she was walking in the hospital corridor, she thought she saw a “young girl” surrounded by bodyguards. The security was already blocking the way. She thought to herself that probably the girl was of a nouveau riche family and was merely putting on a show. She was totally surprised as to who the young girl was. As she came closer, she realized that is was gloria macapagal (still v.p. back then), whose mother was confined at the adjacent 9th floor suite. She then greeted gloria who happened to be a schoolmate at assumption. *lolsz*


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