Three days ago, my parents experienced their hottest summer night. They don’t usually turn on the air conditioner over night, due to the high electric bill, but that night, they did.
My mom slept in comfort for the first time in months.
At exactly 6 am, nanay woke up. She said to herself, “P*** sindi pa rin ang aircon. Magkano kaya babayaran ko sa Meralco?” and tried to get back to sleep. By 6:05 am, she woke up and said to herself, “Magkano kaya babayaran ko sa Meralco?”
She tried to get back to sleep several times during that morning but she wasn’t able to pull off that success story.
She finally rose and had the most terrible headache she had in months.