Many people have this mistaken notion that overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have a lot of money, money that they can easily give away to their family and friends. After all, many OFWs send balikbayan boxes and bring pasalubong when they go home.
But the reality is that these OFWs might have more money than they used to have before; however, they worked hard for that money – and that’s something that they deserve to give their families.
If OFWs give us pasalubong, then let’s be thankful but we should not expect them to give us money or something more than they can afford! They have things to pay for, too!
But one kumare was so angry at an OFW for not sponsoring her child’s party that she called the latter as selfish and conceited!
Just like many recent viral stories, it all started with a “Hi be, kumusta ka?”
The ‘innocent’ greeting would soon lead to her asking for pasalubong: shoes or boots for her as well as her daughter. According Rachelle Claire Melchor, the OFW, she didn’t even know that the girl was her godchild but only learned about it when they met last December and the woman asked her for a gift.
But the kumare got angry when Rachelle told her she could only give shoes for the kid, not to her friend because she didn’t have a lot of money; the woman called her selfish!
Then, the woman told her she should also become godmother to her second child. After forcing Rachelle to agree, the woman told her she needs to give Php5,000 to sponsor the party, for tables and chairs.
When Rachelle explained that she didn’t have that much money to give because she had just paid off some loans and also paying for a condo unit for her siblings, the woman got angrier and called her conceited.
According to this unnamed ‘friend’, Php5k is just a small amount for Rachelle but she was too selfish to give to her godchild.
Because Rachelle stood her ground against giving Php5k, the woman got angrier and told her she isn’t worthy to become a godmother; after all, godparents are a child’s second parents! Tsk. Tsk. Twisted logic.