If anything inside this four-walled cell makes my life less boring, it's gotta be my chore of ironing everyone's clothes in a weekly basis. I don't like it, but once I'm at it, I enjoy it. After all, aircon or heater is always on, I'm sitting down while doing it, infront of the television, and with, occasionally, a bag of chips. In other words, I'm comfortable enough, so I can't really complain.
But for me to keep myself from bitching about it, I gotta have a good set of tools in order to keep up with this recurrent task. I've been complaining about the iron and ironing board, respectively, since last year, but nobody cared to listen. My parents would just go, "pwede pa yan!" motioning for me to continue using them, even if I'm already having a difficult time. But as the uber patient daughter that I naturally am, I did exactly what I was told. I even stopped thinking that they'd ever hear my plea, until my mom used the iron herself in which it suddenly bursted out electric sparks. Told you, it's time for a new one. And so my father got me a new iron to work with.
However, the iron wasn't my only problem. The ironing board's feet which are now severely unbalanced is making the task extra hard for me, and so, I once again tried voicing it out... yet again, to no avail. What did I get instead? A handful of some-some, you know what I mean.
And it unquestionably pissed. me. off.
I love my mother. Sure. But there are certain times when I feel like I act like her age, and she acts like she's me. I told her, in such a desperate tone, that we need a new kabayo, then she unhesitatingly replied, "pagchagaan mo muna 'yan". I would try, had I not been complaining about it for more than a year. That fuckin' kabayo can even barely stand, that's why I've been begging for a replacement. But she wouldn't listen. It's as if the clothes I'm dealing with are all mine, when mostly, it consists of her srubs. And yes. My mom's a nurse, and she can't buy me a freakin' ironing board. I know. She doesn't earn much, right?
I would understand if she's strictly saving some bucks, and wouldn't want to spend on unplanned expenses. I can still wait. But if she can afford to buy plastic flowers through craigslist, then not this useful gadget that can very well benefit the people in this house altogether, we definitely got a problem. It's not like I'm asking her to buy me a plasma tv or something.