I was in the kitchen preparing our dinner when I accidentally stepped on something goowey. Guess what? Bubble Gum. And so I was yelling my nephews name, “Nicho, get your butt here in the kitchen!” I gave him a quick lecture and had him pick up the gum to dispose it in the garbage.
Funny cause all of suddent, I remembered this incident from my childhood over a piece of Bubble Gum. I think this happened way back when I was twelve in our village in Quezon City. The story started when my sister came home crying with a gum sticked to her hair. I asked what happened? And she said that there were these two boys at the nearby sari-sari store who decided to stick their chewed gum on her head, just for the fun of it. Boy, was I pissed! So right that very moment, I grabbed my sisters hand and tagged her along to confront those two bullies. I then asked her for some gum and started munching as fast as I could.
When we got to the store, the boys were still there sipping their colas. I went up to them and said, “Did you do this to my sister?” as I pointed on my sisters head with that gum. The older boy answered, “Yes we did! Do you have a problem with that?” Thinking that he can scare me that easy. I then spit the gum I was chewing in my mouth, stick on the boys head and said, “There you have it, Jerk! We’re now even!” The two boys were quiet, and the younger one decided to run away. I then clenched my fist, put it right in front of the boy’s face and said “The next time you pick on my sister, there will be no more gum. This is what’s going to hit your face. Am I clear?” Then he fled quickly before he could say another word.
Ow golly! I’m so bad hah? But then that puts the bullies in the right place. I don’t think my sister ever had a problem with these two after. And everytime I see them both in our village, they’ll be walking on the other side of the street. I guess the gum I sticked on their heads did teach them a lesson!