My flatmate was cooking pasta and it looked yummy so I wasn’t able to prevent my thoughts from coming out.
“It looks delicious,” I said.
Then I realized I sounded like I’m asking for a taste and confirmed I did when she said, “I’ll let you try some.”
“No,no! I didn’t mean it that way! It just looks delicious,” I said.
I think she got offended by it when she said,“It just looks delicious?”
“I’m sure it’s delicious, really,” I said.
Moments have passed. I was in the kitchen washing dishes when she approached me again peering at my face.
Flatmate: “Asan ang ngipin mo? Lalagyan ko ng pasta.” (Where’s your teeth? I’ll put some dental filling.)
Flatmate: “Yang ngipin mo, lagyan ko ng pasta.” (Your teeth, I’ll put dental filling.)
My face was all contorted and I was thinking if I ever asked her if she knew some Dentist…
Then I realized my mistake. She said PASTA, didn’t she?
Oh my gosh…ahahahaha! This was the actual question:
Flatmate: “Asan pinggan mo? Lalagyan ko ng pasta.” (Where’s your plate? I’ll put some pasta.)
Me: (My thoughts) Ahahahaha! Tanga! (Stupid!)
To regain my composure, I made another mistake by quickly pulling out a plate from my cupboard and gave it to her, just so she wouldn’t realize I didn’t hear her right. But then I realized I looked like I’ve been waiting for her to share the pasta with me. So I made another stupid statement.
Me: “Uy, di ako nanghihingi ah! Baka sabihin mo nanghihingi ako…” (Hey, I didn’t ask you to give ha! Maybe you’re thinking that I’m asking…) Pardon the translation.
Flatmate: Okey lang, marami pa naman.” (It’s okay, there’s plenty of it.)
Seriously, I wasn’t really asking…
My thoughts just turned into words and my ears heard wrong.
But she did peer at my face and I thought she wanted to have a look at my teeth if it needed some dental filling…
I even forgot she cooked pasta.
Then why the hell did I hear her wrong?
Pasta…I don’t need pasta! My teeth are perfectly fine. But you can put it on my plate, thank you.