Monday, October 1, 2007

Questions and Answers

Monday, October 1, 2007

My 12-year old sister, my friends, my boss, even my mother – everyone thinks that I’m crazy. And they have all the reason to believe so. They ask questions that tacitly - and sometimes outrightly - indicate how “unconventional” I am. A lot of times I just shrug it off to make it a non-issue but sometimes I find it necessary to justify my person and why I lean more towards madness than sanity.

Their Question: Why do you always wear those short skirts?
My Answer: Because in this heat, I feel more comfortable in them than in pants. You should wear one too; it will make you less cranky.

Their Question: Why do you doubt that He exists?
My Answer: If you can tell me – with all clarity and conviction - why you believe that He exists, then I’ll tell you why I’m being doubtful.

Their Question: Why do you like older men? Why can’t you date people your own age?
My Answer: Because I find guys my own age not only terribly immature but absolutely infantile.

Their Question: Why do you listen to that kind of music? It makes us fall asleep!
My Answer: Because I cannot bear to listen to that you’re listening to.

Their Question: Why are you talking to yourself?
My Answer: Because I feel like it.

Their Question: Why can’t you stop studying? Don’t you get tired of it?
My Answer: Because for me, the pursuit of knowledge is a lifetime thing.

Their Question: Why aren’t you married yet? Aren’t you lonely being single?
My Answer: When you’re not married, it doesn’t mean you aren’t happy; Marriage doesn’t guarantee happiness.

Their Question: Why are you dancing? There’s no music!
My Answer: Because I feel like dancing. I’m dancing to the music in my head.

Their Question: Why are you so OC (obsessive-compulsive)?
My Answer: Because I can’t help it!

Their Question: Why are you so affected by what’s happening out there?
My Answer: Because I love my country and I take to heart everything that happens to it.

Their Question: Why don’t you go out, meet some boys and have fun instead of spending your nights reading?
My Answer: Because your idea of fun is way different from mine.

6 comments:

Daddo said...

Dance like nobody is watching.
Work like you don’t need the money.
Love like you’ve never been hurt.
- Anonymous

I like the crazy you. ;)

Angeli said...

so you're not scared, are you? :)

Angeli said...

Oh wow! I just received word from Dr. Mendoza, my adviser. My thesis is for binding na!!!!!!! Yipee yey!! I'm finally done!!!!!

Daddo said...

Congratulations! I am so proud and happy for you.

Am I still welcome to your geekdom? ;)

Scared of what? To me you make more sense than 99.99999991% of the people I knew and know. ;)

Angeli said...

oh yes, you are.

do you know that you're the first person i told about this? the moment i read my teacher's email, i thought of sharing the news with you. weird, huh? :)

Daddo said...

I am honored.

 
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