A middle-aged lady came to the bookshop needing help with the audio bible that she had purchased from us. Being a tech enthusiast (read: geek-wannabe), I was asked by the retail manager to see if I could help address her concern.
Turns out, Lady Customer had issues loading the audio bible files onto her iPod. She brought along her laptop and the audio CDs. I asked to take a look, pulling the laptop screen closer to my eyes and squinting at the small display.
Me: Pasensya na po (Please excuse me), I’m nearsighted.
LC: You should wear glasses then.
Me: Oh, I have contact lenses on.
LC: Ah, si ser nagpapakabata…(sir is trying to look young, I see…)
Me: Bata pa po ako! (I’m still young!)
I might have sounded a tad too defensive. I was simply amused, really. Later she shared that she had problems with her eyesight, which was why she bought an audio bible.
Thank you for clarifying. No offense taken.