Community Service: Post Office, Homophobic Old Men

Written By bryanboy

Community Service

I’m gonna dedicate this post to the cesspit of the third world I call home, aka the land of the brown, l’exotique and the natives. God knows the last time I offered my services to the community but here goes.

#1 – What’s up with the Philippine Postal System? My ever so fabulous best friend/silent right hand Miss Eunice, sent another batch of 100 "I *heart* Bryanboy" sticker packets to people all over the world earlier this afternoon and the damn counter bitch at the Alabang Post Office didn’t issue a receipt! This is the 2nd time it happened. Fuck me bad once, shame on you, fuck me bad twice shame on the government!

According to Miss Eunice, she gave all the envelopes to the counter bitch, who then weighed each and every one of them before letting it pass through the franking machine. The postal lady gave Miss Eunice a total figure, which she obviously paid.

Anyway, I specifically told Eunice to ASK FOR A RECEIPT this time because she didn’t get one the last time. I know postage costs vary depending on the destination and the weight of each envelope. I have absolutely NO idea how the receipt system works at Post Office but I know in the USA, everything is computerized and you get a receipt with EACH item listed, destinations, amounts and all.

When the lady gave Miss Eunice her change, Eunice asked the counter bitch for a receipt. The lady then told her "we don’t issue receipts."

WHAT THE FUCK?

I am so going to the Post Office sometime this week and I’ll PERSONALLY mail more sticker packets. I’m gonna put on a bitch fit and take a shitload of pictures and I’ll shame them all to the rest of the world if they don’t give me an ITEMISED receipt.

This is absolutely ridiculous. And to think, we don’t even get to see the amount printed by the franking machine on the envelope. Who the hell knows if we’re getting charged more than we should have or where our money goes? How do I even know if my envelopes are gonna be delivered?

I’m paying a shitload of money on postage and I don’t even get a teeny, tiny piece of paper?

GOTTA LOVE THE THIRD WORLD. THIS COUNTRY IS SOOO FUCKING PRIMITIVE.

081506_rainbow_1#2 – I was about to go to sleep earlier this morning when an acquaintance (who I haven’t talked to in ages) sent me a text message telling me to read an articl online. I told myself I’ll do it as soon as I get up.

Seven hours of sleep later, I went to the Philippine Daily Inquirer‘s website (which is the top broadsheet in the land of the brown, l’exotique and the natives) to read the article entitled "Don we now our gay apparel" by Isagani Cruz. That piece got published last Saturday. Like what I said many, many times before, I barely have the time to take care of myself let alone read newspapers.

I read and re-read his piece several times and I couldn’t help but wonder whether or not this man is serious. I even made the effort to read some of his previous articles to figure out his writing style. These days, it’s easy to trash something/someone/whatever and then say "don’t take me seriously. I was just being sarcastic/tongue-in-cheek/whatever." Case in point: ME!

I shared the article to some of my HETEROSEXUAL friends and asked what THEY thought of the article. I wanted to hear what they have to say before I fully make a judgment. I wanted to think this old man is just being sarcastic, but for some strange reason, I’m convinced that he’s for real.

A Brit even told me, "this guy must be well be in his 80s if he was at school in the 30s and obviously has no idea of what he is talking about, using one cliche after the other, not to mention his barely hidden insults."

If that’s the case, I demand a first-class invitation printed on Mrs. John L. Strong stationery to this bigot’s funeral reception. I’ll show up in vintage Alaia, Vivier shoes and fabulous Revillon furs and lay a wreath made out of the finest pink carnations on this guy’s tombstone. Let us bury this already rotting corpse of a human being and fumigate his remains so they don’t infest the environment with harmful, homophobic carcinogens. Times are definitely changing and there shouldn’t be space for dilapidated bigots…

Good luck to me though because you know what they say… bad grass NEVER die so expect him to be around for a long… very long time.

Oh I really don’t know what to say.

I say live and let live. Never in the history of mankind that people have more freedom to do what they want and be what they are. If anything, NOW is the right time to celebrate one’s individuality and character, without the fear of being ostracised by conservative bigoted twats with George W. Bush centerfolds in their closets.

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So what if freedom complicated certain boundaries? People should NEVER be bogged down to conform to a predefined personality or sexuality. Human beings are complex… intricate and fascinating. Modern society demands a reformation of classic beliefs that are misfits to today’s more sensible ideas and perceptions. Other people are other people. They have personal autonomy, the right to choose their life and what they want to do with it, so let them be if they are not harmful to you.

Enough bollocking from me. I don’t even know if I’m making any sense. Isagani is a well-educated man with nice education and a shitload of experience. Maybe his article was written in jest? What do I know in the first place?

Shit, I have this feeling I’m gonna get flamed big time for publicly sharing what I feel but what the hell.

[LATEST EDIT: 08/15/06 8:13PM- OH MY GOD, I’VE BEEN TOLD ISAGANI. A. CRUZ IS A RETIRED SUPREME COURT JUSTICE. I AM SOOOOO GONNA GO TO HELL FOR THIS. IF YOU DON’T SEE ANY UPDATES FROM ME ASSUME SOMETHING WENT WRONG AND I WENT TO JAIL. I’M SOOOO SCARED!!!!!!!!!!!]

On that profound note, all I have left to say is… everyday is a fashion show…

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… and hating me won’t make you look pretty.

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Email me and tell me you love me. Email bryanboy@gmail.com or SMS +63.915.785.1492.

I love you all!

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20 Comments

  1. I always get a computerized receipt everytime I send letters,postcards or parcels in Quezon City post office.

  2. That writer is a close-minded SOB. By the way, his full name is ISAGANI A. CRUZ. Don’t forget the A. because there’s another Isagani Cruz.
    The philippine post office are SOBs as well. :) I love bryanboy!

  3. The rabid and homophobic ravings of your esteemed Dr Cruz are all too common here in the US of A… mostly from the extreme religious right… followed by impassioned pleas for $$$. Ignore them, as senility eventually provides silence. For more of Dr C’s ramblings, try his hysterically historical blog: http://criticplaywright.blogspot.com/
    Good news is that Motorola is now offering the golden goodness of the D&G Razr direct and soooo affordable at just $599. I’ve got the link somewhere if you’d like it.

  4. Your post office reminds me of my friends’ post office – she’s convinced that it is a wormhole or a black hole, as you’re never sure if what you send will get to the recipient, or if you’ll get anything that’s sent to you!
    And that Post Office witchy? She must think that P.O. means “piss off” the customers. Am grateful that in my village post office, the staff are friendly and give receipts for bulk mail, metered mail, registered mail, even regular mail if you ask. And Makati Central has done pretty well by my incoming book orders from abroad.
    I heard about the Isagani A. Cruz diatribe. Sheesh. To think a tree died to provide the paper for that…rant.

  5. ronaldbrian

    Bravo on your taking on Isagani Cruz! I’m sooooo proud of you! The more I read your blogs, the more I realize you’re not some ditsy and shallow fashionista, that you’re incredibly intelligent (I guess it’s obvious enough in your genuine wit). Isagani Cruz’s article has the Philippine gay (online) community taking up arms. Shame on the Inquirer. I’ll link your post in angladlad e-groups. Queers all over will rejoice in your finely written rage. Anyway, that said, Bravo, Bryanboy!!! Bravo.

  6. That Cruz column is the most bigoted, homophobic, narrow-minded article I’ve ever read in my ENTIRE LIFE. Unbelievable.

  7. Found a great website today called the Internet Sacred Text Archive. It’s probably been around forever, and I’m just now finding it. Anyway, there’s good stuff on there. The people who created the website obviously have their political leanings, and they happen to be leanings I agree with. But their political leanings led me to this list:
    Did you know:
    1)Of 32,000 verses in the Bible, only half a dozen directly mention homosexuality.
    2)The Qur’an only directly mentions homosexuality once.
    3)Leviticus, the book of the Bible which stipulates death for homosexuality, requires the same punishment for adultery, pre-marital sex, disobedient children and blasphemy.
    3)The Biblical Jesus does not condemn homosexuality.
    4)The destruction of the Biblical city of Sodom was due to their mistreatment of strangers.
    5)The Bible never condemns same sex marriage.
    6)The Biblical David and Jonathan had a formal same-sex union.
    7)’Traditional marriage’ in the Bible includes polygamy.
    8)No known sacred text forbids same sex marriage.
    9)Very few sacred texts even mention homosexuality.
    10)Hindu and other far eastern sacred texts do not condemn homosexuality.
    11)Homosexuality is not unnatural, it is practised by hundreds of species of animals.
    Now, I don’t know how accurate this list is as I’ve not read a single sacred text, but it does make me wonder . . . and it further solidifies my whole view on religion. If you’re going to commit to a religion, read the text carefully and abide by its rules. And if that’s not possible, acknowledge that sacred texts must change with the times. And since homosexuality has been around as long as we have, it’s about time we make the appropriate changes to accommodate it without judgment or condemnation.

  8. dont worry your self, that old corpse will be of another realm soon enough.
    It still amazes me to this day the ignorance of theese “educated” people thinking we have an “adgenda”. Fucking retards, what about their str8 adgenda, dont they realise the only reason why there are more gay people is that they now have a voice, and feel less pressure to confine their life to a lie. And as to belive it must be societys or TV fault – all i can say is lol. And religion condems? Purlease. You hating hetro’s are in more trouble than us loving homos when you reach those pearly gates.
    I repeat. FUCKING RETARDS.

  9. GAY AND ALL NATURAL

    WE’RE GAY ‘CAUSE WE DONT HAVE A CHOICE.
    ONLY GAY PPL UNDERSTAND. NON-GAYS WILL NEVER KNOW.
    “INFLUENCED BY BROKEBACK??!”
    THAT OLD MAN’S GONNA DIE SOON ANYWAY.
    HOW SURE IS HE THAT HE’S LIL’ PRINCES ARE STRAIGHT, (OR SO HE CLAIMS MACHO)
    BET AT LEAST ONE OF THOSE CRUZLETS WANT COCK. WHAT AM I RANTING ABOUT–
    HE’S GONNA DIE SOON ANYWAY.

  10. Brian Cua

    i suggest everyone who feels strongly about Isagani Cruz’s article to submit your feedback to the inquirer website. let them know that they have a prejudiced old flaming queen in their ranks!

  11. Wow. So that really is that man’s real name.
    I’m so thankful people powerful and renowned berated him. Manuel L. Quezon III – my gosh kagalang-galang ano? and of course BryanBoy!
    Braaavah- for allowing a wiiiiiider audience to hate the vile bigot. I woove youuuu ^-^

  12. From the article:
    “That pansy would have been mauled in the school where my five sons (all machos) studied during the ’70s when all the students were certifiably masculine.”
    Uh, someone needs to tell this Isagani guy that all his sons are leather daddy homos :D
    Seriously, this Isagani dude is soooo in the closet. He’s just upset that he’s not getting any c*ck and isn’t pretty enough to fill out a dress.
    I’m a tomboy Pinay now living in Australia(and no, not as some white chick’s whore… unfortunately… *sigh*), and the last time I went back to the Philippines, it was still overcrowded. We could use a population reduction by having a lot more homos instead of breeders getting together and popping out way more kids than they can feed. The badings and tibos will save our country!
    and Bryanboy, you are so damn fabulous and pretty! even this lezzie thinks of actually buying a proper handbag when she sees you posing.

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