Monday, July 12, 2004

Santissima, Sto. Tomas!

At least she had the decency to apologize . But my advise to Patricia Sto. Tomas is -- grow some EQ (that's emotional quotient, as in that milk commercial's Marshmallow Test).

I know it's very tempting to be the first to announce some bit of good news. Pero santissima, Madam, you had better verify reports first. We are not dealing with wage hikes here -- a man's life is on the balance and his family's biting their fingernails down to bloody stubs.

Just for a moment, imagine how sucky it is to be in the shoes of the dela Cruz family members -- they're all worried sick about their father one moment, then getting the news of the release, whoop it up the next, whereupon they are told that "Ay mali, he hasn't been released pa pala. May tumawag kasi sa akin na released na daw e," which promptly sends them back to Distraughstville.

Ask any psychiatrist. There's no surer way to send someone to the loony bin.

Is it too much to ask our leaders to be more responsible in their actions?

Mag-ingat naman po tayo.