NEVER EAT WHAT YOU CANNOT CHEW AND SWALLOW


 

This six meter long python ate an entire pregnant sheep. Firefighters in Kampung Jabor, Malaysia had to move it off the middle of a road where it was stuck mid-digestion. (The Daily Telegraph)

This six meter long python ate an entire pregnant sheep. Firefighters in Kampung Jabor, Malaysia had to move it off the middle of a road where it was stuck mid-digestion. (The Daily Telegraph)

I was writing since 5AM this morning. I have saved a lot of supposed good entries in my draft folder because I do not get to have the feeling on what I was writing anyway. Rather, I have decided to just narrate a very brief story.

We have a house with an apartment besides us. The neighbors who used to live there became our friends because they were dear to us. The parents became my parents’ friends and the kids were godchildren when they married.

Tragedy came. Our neighbor’s son got into the mess of having an affair with someone and running away after. They lost a home and a business afterwards. They had to move out.

Their hardworking daughter who is their breadwinner suddenly became ill and in just days, she died. The other child got separated from his marriage and the son who ran away with a lady whom he impregnated got shot at point blank.

Some say that the lady whom she had an affair and her parents had connections with the “outside” people who are considered “protector” of the weak. They must have sought assistance and justice. Thus it was served.

Just days after that, a similar story happened. Perhaps it is because the practice and culture in my birthplace is very conservative and different. My mother’s late officemate ran away and left a lady with all his responsibilities.

Later, he was found shot at point blank. He did not make it. Tsk. No one even protested because what happened was indeed something that is typical of Filipinos having strong family ties. 

Thus, I share this as a warning that you should never eat something you cannot chew and swallow for you may choke someday by surprise. Do not wish to have something you should not have.

Take it from the python in the photo that swallowed a queen-size sheep more than what it can actually take that lead to its fatal capture.  Lesson learned.