On the first of November, Raft3r spent the whole day with three (3) elder members of the family.
The young ones were out and about in the beaches of Tacloban. Lucky bastards.
We visited the cemetery to pay respect to our dearly departed.
Elderly 1 is always angry. Elderly 2 is always irritating. Elderly 3 is always chatty.
1 and 2 are always at odds. Today was no exception. They fought about everything – from the way 2 walks to the way 1 overreacted when 2 scolded a household help. 3 chimed in and joined the fun.
It was one huge circus and we were at a very public place.
The decibels of their voices were more than enough to break glass. Take that, Mariah!
Don’t get me wrong. I love my family to pieces. But like everyone else’s brood, mine is pretty dysfunctional.
Spending time with my family is like watching a really terrible movie. You know it’s bad for you. But you still stay glued just to see how it all ends.
Post script: To celebrate my wife’s Greatest Hits CD (out November 17), all month’s posts are named after Janet songs. Whoops Now is the bonus track from the janet. album which sold over twenty (20) million copies worldwide.