Sign Language

I pressume all of you knows the sign language. People tend to use it lalo na kong parehong magkaiba ang kanilang linguahe. Madalas ko itong gamit noong bago pa ako dito sa Germany, kulang na lang na pati nguso at mga paa ko ay gamit ko rin para lang nila ako maintindihan. That was 23years ago.

Kaninang hapon napilitan na naman akong gamitin ito although German ang taong “kaharap” ko. It happened on my way to Handelshof (wholesale supermarket) in Moenchengladbach. Somewhere along Autobahn 61, a Mercedes car before me was driving very slow. Nagtaka ako dahil walang speed limit sa area na yon. It was not possible for me to over take him right away dahil kakapasok ko pa lang sa autobahn. Besides, I also have to wait til the cars on the left lane passes by. So I drove patiently behind him for about 5 minutes. After awhile, I glanced at the rear view and saw that the left lane was deserted behind me. So for instance, I stepped on my gas pedal and speed up from 80 to 120 kilometers. I maneuvered the car back to the right lane matapos ko siyang maunahan and I even increased my speed to 150. Laking gulat ko na lang ng makita ko siya na nasa left side ko na and we were even at the same speed level. Kaya pala naki-level siya ng height dahil may balak na masama. I almost choke as he all of a sudden used a sign language. Guess what, he showed me his stinky middle finger, he over take me afterwards at nandoon na naman siya ulit sa harap ko and slowed down again. I was wondering of his behaviour dahil madalang naman ang mga sasakyan kanina, actually he could easily speed away with his Mercedes. Pero ewan ko kong bakit mas gusto niyang nasa harapan ko siya. Mukhang napagtripan ako ng ulol. This scenario repeated 3 times and everytime I over take him ibang sign ang kanyang pinapakita sa akin. First he showed me his middle finger, next he pointed his finger on his forehead…that means sira ulo daw ako. And the third time, he spit on his palm and did as if throwing it behind him. I think it means…you are scrap or something like that.

Now he made me real mad at nangatog na talaga ako sa galit. Balak kong gumanti but how? Wala na akong ibang sign na alam gamitin dahil naunahan niya na ako. Something dirty came to my mind. I stepped on the pedal to accelerate my speed to the fullest, at noong magka level na naman kami. I looked at him, and smiled at him with all my charm. Then I pointed at him and signaled him to slow down and go to the service road. After doing so, I pressed my tongue on my right cheek..mouth half open, clenched my right hand and shaked it gracefully. My gush, I was fevering…my cheeks were glowing and I was so ashamed of my action. Pero sa tutuo lang ano, the feeling thereafter was satisfying. Hehehehe…hindi na nakahirit ang gago. Sa shock he speed up to hell. So ein Arsch, ich hoffe du gehst zur Hölle!

Beng

Beng Hafner is my name. Well, most of you know that already. I am a mother of 3 and a granny of 3 cute kids. I am proud to be who I am and I am proud of the way I am. I am alive because I have a lot to live for. I have many dreams that I wish to reach for and I have many journeys to make. My life is like a soap opera, and you are the audience.

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