28 July 2016

Word-High July: Halakhak

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Years ago, when I was pregnant with our first child, I worked at David's daddy's store. It was the Western Auto in Iva, South Carolina. Generally, I am painfully shy and introverted. Sometimes, however, I surprise everybody, including myself.

I was as big around as a barn during this pregnancy. A first baby will stretch you in ways that you didn't know you could be stretched. I was rounder than I was tall. David's daddy, who I called 'Papa Bruce' came to the customer service counter looking for a part that he needed for a customer. I was working the back counter that morning.

Papa said to me, "Su-dee-lou, is there a diaphragm back there?"

The devil must have gotten a hold of me, because I got a huge smile on my face and words that were not my own came out of my mouth.

I said to him, while pointing at my very pregnant belly, "Papa, if I had a diaphragm, I wouldn't be in THIS condition!" Then, I burst into total, uncontrollable laughter as did several of the people around me.

Papa Bruce was red as a beet and, if I remember correctly, speechless.

To this day, this story still makes me laugh, remembering the look on his face when shy Su-dee-lou hopped out of her shell for a moment of fun.

I don't know if he ever found that diaphragm either. Haha

Here is a video of David telling this story.

Please be sure to read David's post over at Random Thoughts and Observations.

Please also visit our hostess Rosema at Word-High July.

Disclaimer: These Filipino word images are from an article by Isabelle Laureta on BuzzFeed titled
36 Of The Most Beautiful Words In The Philippine Language”. All credit goes to them.


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    1. I guess that was my 15-minutes of fame. haha

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    1. Thank you. I was pretty proud of myself for it. haha

      David said it was so effective because I was such a quiet person and no one would have expected this kind of thing from "Serious Suzie" back then.

      Have a blessed day!


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