Bachelor life

Learning how to live by yourself in a world of instant digital communication is something else. Here’s an msn conversation I had last weekend with my brother, who’s five thousand miles away:

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chico says:
hi, ester
chico says:
all good?
chico says:
how does one turn an oven on, in your opinion?
Ester says:
oven: turn the dial to the desired temperature
chico says:
humm
chico says:
and then what?
Ester says:
that’s all
Ester says:
it should get nice and warm
chico says:
you’re sure that’s all?
Ester says:
is it a gas oven?
chico says:
it is, bc I can hear, like, a gas noise
chico says:
but then it stops
chico says:
bc i have to turn and press
chico says:
but it doesn’t stay pressed
Ester says:
then stop, turn off everything, open the window
chico says:
then it stops
chico says:
no
chico says:
i’ve stopped already
Ester says:
open the window so the gas can go out
Ester says:
then look at the oven floor to see if there’s a little hole
chico says:
no, ester
chico says:
there’s no gas coming out
Ester says:
if the oven is not automatic, maybe u need to light it with a match
chico says:
i think it is automatic
chico says:
bc the guy tested it
chico says:
and i didn’t see him use a match
chico says:
the worst is
chico says:
i’ve kept all the manuals
chico says:
the only 1 i need
chico says:
can’t find
Ester says:
how do you light the stove top?
Ester says:
is there a zappy lightening thing?
chico says:
you just turn and zap
chico says:
like back home
Ester says:
the oven should follow the same mechanism
Ester says:
turn the thingy, and zap
chico says:
but back home
chico says:
is it the same zappy lightening
chico says:
for both?
Ester says:
it is
Ester says:
I think it is
chico says:
ah
chico says:
so it should be the same thing
chico says:
i’ll try
chico says:
it really sucks
chico says:
u keep all the little thingies
chico says:
and just when u need
chico says:
the thingamajig disappears
Ester says:
🙂
chico says:
there’s something missing
chico says:
something i’m not getting
Ester says:
it didn’t work?
chico says:
no
chico says:
but i don’t have the least idea
chico says:
i don’ know exactly
chico says:
what will happen when it works
Ester says:
what r u making?
chico says:
pre-made pizza
chico says:
like
Ester says:
ah
chico says:
a little flame appears
chico says:
does a little flame appear?
chico says:
or i don’t even notice?
chico says:
does it make any noise?
Ester says:
i don’t know… wanna take a picture of the oven so i can see?
chico says:
i’m kind of trying something here
chico says:
i put it at the temperature recommended
chico says:
and pressed the lightening
chico says:
i’ll see if it gets warm
Ester says:
🙂
Ester says:
hey, i’ve justed posted on my blog
chico says:
i’ve only had gas since yesterday
Ester says:
can i put this conversation as tomorrow’s post?
chico says:
yesterday i made instant noodles
chico says:
you can
Ester says:
where were you eating until now?
chico says:
i spent a month trying to get this thing to work
chico says:
it’s bio gas
Ester says:
cool
chico says:
it comes through a pipe
chico says:
i have, like, a gas account
chico says:
it’s not more cool
chico says:
bc it’s the worst service i’ve ever been served with
chico says:
they needed
chico says:
8 visits
Ester says:
uau
chico says:
involving 3 companies
chico says:
in one month
chico says:
for this to work
chico says:
incompetent people
chico says:
i was very annoyed
chico says:
and even had to pay 360 for a leak
Ester says:
wow
chico says:
that could not be verified
chico says:
it’s complicated
chico says:
to open the oven
chico says:
better turn off the temperature first right?
chico says:
any restriction
chico says:
?
Ester says:
no restriction
chico says:
ahhhhhh
chico says:
now i got it…
chico says:
it wasn’t happening before
chico says:
it needed more confidence in the pressing
chico says:
i turned the thing
chico says:
and pressed the zappy lightening for longer
chico says:
and stared at the oven
chico says:
the oven floor
chico says:
and now the fire caught on
chico says:
i wasn’t giving it enough zap
chico says:
but my anger
chico says:
solved the problem
Ester says:
hahah
chico says:
bc i pressed the lightening for longer
chico says:
today was a tiring day
chico says:
but productive

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2 responses to “Bachelor life

  1. too funny!

  2. I personally like the original Portuguese much better! There’s something about it that is unconveyable in English (esp. because I don’t think they do ovens with zappy lightenings)…

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