Crime And Adventure Episode 8


The social gathering we went to was so boring I twice caught myself sleeping.
An event organized by some ‘entertainer’ and his team of ‘talented’ comedians; the Ph invasion. What an invasion indeed! The only thing they invaded was the pockets of the many that bought a ticket to the show. It was as if the comedians were competing for who would give the driest joke of the century and they were good, very good at the dry jokes. It was more distasteful watching them laugh at their own jokes; like we payed money to watch people crack themselves up and laugh hysterically.
In a roundtable of friends of the lady, I looked a bit odd. Seemed I was under-dressed for the occasion; and for good reason, it was a comedy show. The guys and ladies in my table were so gorgeously dressed and annoyingly laughed at the dry jokes. The lady ‘cougars’ on the table must have taken the show for a competition of wealth as shown by their expensive wears and gadgets in display, coupled with the exotic drinks they were ordering. I was a bit uneasy but managed to keep my eyes open.
Earlier before the show started, the lady had introduced me to one of her friends at whose request she had come to ph. Seems she was the one inviting her to all the party and hosting her at ph city. The Ph-city lady was seated close to me at the round-table, with ‘her man’ at her left. I couldn’t help but notice she was checking me out. When I fell asleep the second time, she was the one that nudged my palms and got me awake once more. I excused myself and headed to the rest room to ease myself and splash some water on my face.
The stench that hit my nose upon opening the restroom was terrible. I had to close the damn place and head outside the venue to walk around a bit.
“Hey, you!” I heard behind me and turned around to meet the ph-city lady smiling at me.
“Seems you don’t like this event.” She asked as she approached me.
My initial thought was to pretend everything was okk and I was just taking a walk but she had caught me sleeping once.
“That program is boring!” I had to cave.
She laughed at that. I wonder what was making her laugh, even at the dry jokes they were throwing there about fat ladies.
“My bad, I invited her to this place. There was no where else to go and I promised her I would make her stay in Ph fun.” She said and I presumed by her, she meant the lady I came with.
“Are you guys childhood friends or what?” I asked.
“University roommates.” She answered.
“Been friends right from then.”
Well, a fruit doesn’t fall afar-off from its tree and since birds of the same feather flock together, I can as well summarize that she was into the same kind of things her ‘roomy’ was.
But her own case was a bit weird as I noticed her wedding ring intact in her fingers.
“She told me you don’t stay in ph.” She said, staring at my eyes, maybe seeking clarification.
“No, I don’t.” I answered.