Lolo, grandpa, my father-in-law is saving snacks for Fernando Poe, Jr. There’s only one problem with that. Fernando, the Philippines’ greatest action hero, is dead. FPJ passed away on December 14, 2004. But that doesn’t dissuade poor Lolo, afflicted with Alzheimer’s, from saving all his munchies for Da King. My wife’s elderly father, 80, has been stashing snacks into the Comfort Room, CR, so Fernando can enjoy a tasty tidbit after taking a pee.
(Filipino Action King Fernando Poe Jr. Photo Source: ph.omg.yahoo.com)
But Lola, The Giant Lizard Killer, has caught on. My mother-in-law knew her estranged husband (they’ve been separated for years), was going to the CR, located next to her bedroom, and smuggling snacks for FPJ and hiding them. But she couldn’t catch him in the act. Lolo would wait until she retired for the evening and shut her bedroom door.
Since my mother-in-law is almost deaf, like my father-in-law, she can’t hear anything once that bedroom door is closed. She can’t hear anything once it’s open, either. The sly Lolo knows this and saw it as the perfect time to transfer the treats.
(Photo Source: ph.omg.yahoo.com)
But Lola didn’t just fall off the pineapple wagon. She hatched a plan. The other night, my mother-in-law went into her bedroom to retire for the evening and closed the door, per her routine. But she outfoxed Lolo! She waited a few minutes minute after shutting her door and quickly opened it, catching my father-in-law in the Comfort Room trying to hide some food for Fernando.
“What are you doing!” she shouted. “Fernando does not want those snacks. Get out of there!”
Lolo beat a hasty retreat, goodies in hand. He would rather face the wrath of a hungry Fernando Poe Jr, spirit or not, than antagonize Lola. A wise decision on his part.