A good friend sent me the following piece, which was sent to her by another friend… so all I can say is, I didn’t write it, and I don’t know who originally did. But I like it. :)
A Real Father…
A little boy got on the bus, sat next to a man reading a book, and noticed he had his collar on backwards.
The little boy asked why he wore his collar backwards.
The man, who was a priest, said, “I am a Father…”
The little boy replied, “My Daddy doesn’t wear his collar like that.”
The priest looked up from his book and answered, “I am the Father of many.”
The boy said, “My Dad has 4 boys, 4 girls and two grandchildren and he doesn’t wear his collar that way!”
The priest, getting impatient, said. “I am the Father of hundreds”, and went back to reading his book.
The little boy sat quietly thinking for a while, then leaned over and said, “Maybe you should wear a condom, and put your pants on backwards instead of your collar.”
If you were wondering about the wooden bowl filled with colorful treats, it’s a 100+ year old carved wooden bowl from Bohol and I use it to lay out chocolates, hard candy, other goodies on my office desk in Cebu. Occasionally, I fill it with condoms, and a nice selection of them at that. Staff are free to take some of them, but they have to leave a peso in the bowl for every condom they take. So essentially I subsidize 80% of the cost of the prophylactics. I think intelligent and safe sex is a far better alternative than unwanted pregnancies and hundreds of thousands of abortions performed in this country each year. I do NOT encourage promiscuity, but the reality is, folks are doing it, and if they chose to do it, better to do it safely than not. I think the Philippines are in the dark ages when it comes to sex education and family planning, and wonder when we will join the modern age, as at nearly 100 million people, the country is already the 12th most populous nation on the planet…