Adulting 101 · Tête-à-tête

Funny Mother’s Day Story


MY 1ST EVER MOTHER’S DAY GIFT. Every second sunday of May, we celebrate Mother’s Day in the Philippines. While ordering at McDonald’s, the nice cashier assumed I am already a mom and handed me this balloon and greeted me “Happy Mother’s Day!” then asked me what flavor of sundae do I want? I asked “Why?” She said “because it’s Mother’s Day!” So I said, “Ah, Hot Fudge“.

I think my transparent face was a give away, but the young cashier looked taken aback and probably thought she should have asked first if I am a mom, before voluntarily giving away a free balloon and a large hot fudge sundae.

I didn’t bother to correct her. Would I pass up on a FREE balloon and hot fudge sundae? Of course not! Had she told me that there will be a freebie of 1k worth of  food, I might even tell her I’m pregnant! Just kidding.

Growing up, I’ve had stories of single and fabulous aunties getting really offended when mistaken as a mom, or worse as a grandmother. I vowed not to be like that. I told myself should I encounter it in the future, I will find humor in the situation and use it to my full advantage.

I wonder what freebie will I get again next year.

I had a good laugh and posted on instagram and got more likes and reactions than my actual Mother’s day tribute post.



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