I was thinking, I should have aimed for more failures in life, instead of fruition. That way, I will never — ever — be in frustrations.
“Back off a little!” Suddenly a growl from behind. “You’re blocking my merchandise.”
That is a merchandise?
I see, the nationwide ban on smoking has taken its toll on your coffer of cigarette collection. The smoking days of takatak boys have finally come to ashes.
“Right. But you see, if they really want to put an end to smoking they should start with the tobacco companies.”
That would mean losing a great fortune.
“Fortune? Fortune is clear as dishwater. Have you seen those fanatics at the Bingo Hall win ten..twenty..fifty..hundred thousand pesos? They no longer jump for joy everytime. On the other hand, I saw a tricycle driver today, he tossed a twenty peso bill in the air and a traffic policeman went scampering for it.”