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Inday Jokes

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by Allegra, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. Allegra


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    AMO - Inday , bumili ka nga ng mga isda...Ay onga pala, inglesera ka na nga pala ngayon....would you please buy many fishes for this week's meals

    INDAY - Judging by your statement , I believe you meant a variety of fish. The term "fishes" although rarely used, connotes a plethora of different kinds of the said grilled aquatic creatures. But more pressing questions before I go to the wet market would be: what type of fish? Fillet or not? Frozen or fresh? ( pauses ) Ahh...Given the meager budget afforded by this household's quasi-peasant class taste, I assume I shall source the staple "ga-lewng-gong" , am I correct?

    AMO - Buset!

    Anymore Inday jokes?

    ‘Inday’ jokes in English, smarter than ‘Eraptions’

    By Jerome Aning
    Last updated 06:40am (Mla time) 10/10/2007

    MANILA, Philippines -- Inday, the housemaid or “kasambahay,” is riding the airwaves.

    Whether in e-mail, blog posts, Internet chats or text messages, she’s smart, spouts flowery English (even a little Spanish) -- and is keeping Filipinos here and abroad in stitches.

    Inday’s “adventures” in and out of household service are threatening to be as widespread as the “Erap” and “Gloria” jokes.

    She has morphed from the old promdi (from the province) ignorant of city life and entangled in a dalliance with the man of the house.

    The jokes started spreading last month (although some chatters put it at circa 2005).

    A web search showed one early post made at late in August. It was titled “The Chronicles of Wonder Yaya” -- either a reference to the government’s “SuperMaid” skills training program for domestic helpers, or an imitation of the superhero themes of prime-time telenovelas.

    In one joke, the employer asks Inday why her son has a bump on his head.

    Inday replies: “Compromising safety with useless aesthetics, the not-so-well-engineered architectural design of our kitchen lavatory affected the boy’s cranium with a slight boil at the left temple near the auditory organ.”

    Asked in another instance why the food she has cooked is salty, Inday says: “The consistency was fine. But you see, it seems that the increased amount of sodium chloride (NaCl) affected the taste drastically, and those actions are irreversible. I do apologize.”

    Not funny

    Both the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), a militant labor alliance, and the Visayas Forum Foundation (VFF), which is fighting the worldwide traffic in women, said there was nothing wrong with being amused by the jokes.

    But the message behind the jokes is not funny and should make people pause and think, they said.

    “These jokes are reflective of the long-standing low regard for our domestic workers,” said VFF deputy executive director Rolando Pacis. “While humor is appreciated once in a while, we must realize that it can also be an insidious medium for normalizing certain negative stereotypes.”

    Pacis, however, said the VFF was angry because some mobile companies had been sending the jokes to their subscribers.

    “Is it really unusual and amusing when domestic workers are [portrayed as] smart in the jokes? Is there a presupposition that they are ignorant? Are maids that inconsequential and incapable of any intelligent discussion?” he said.

    Nenita “Ka Nitz” Gonzaga, KMU vice president for women’s affairs, said she thought the jokes were funny “because Inday has the most complex replies and even scientific explanations to simple questions, indicating that she is an erudite person.”

    So what’s wrong?

    The Inday jokes have elicited negative remarks in Internet discussion groups.

    In the gay forum, one poster said he also found nothing funny in the jokes.

    “Are we amazed that there’s a maid who speaks English?” he said. “Filipinos excel in jobs such as call center agents, domestic helpers, caregivers, nurses, etc. What’s wrong if we all try our mighty best to do that English thing?”

    Overqualified for job

    But how did Inday acquire her smarts and her English-speaking skills?

    According to Gonzaga, Inday must have been a teacher.

    Most of the chatters and blog posters agreed that Inday read the dictionary and probably her ward’s schoolbooks in her spare time.

    In one joke, the poor employer tries to emulate Inday’s example by also reading the dictionary to improve his diction and grammar. He is left cussing when Inday replies in Spanish.

    Gonzaga said that while Inday’s intelligence was “exaggerated,” it was not impossible to encounter intelligent maids because many of them, especially those working abroad, were degree holders or college undergraduates.

    “Inday is overqualified for her job. In fact, intelligent Filipino maids working abroad often incite anger in their married female employers who are envious of them,” Gonzaga said.

    Pacis pointed out that “in the first place, no kasambahay should suffer such indignity if society sent every one of them to school.”

    “It is precisely the lack of education that pushes many young girls to come to the city from the province, hoping for a chance to work and study at the same time. Yet many employers continue to deny them this right to education,” he said.

    Gonzaga said employers should not think that their maids were content to be maids forever.

    “They are doing this for their families. Many maids also want to study, learn new talents, and take up training to improve their skills,” she said.

    Gonzaga said what she also found funny was the way the employer -- presumed to be rich and educated -- would get unsettled by Inday’s replies.

    “We think it’s funny because we believe a maid like Inday is impossible. But then, is there such a real person as Inday’s employer, who can tolerate her ways? In bourgeois households, any maid who is -- or tries to be -- more intelligent than the employer is sure to get fired,” Gonzaga said.
  2. CatsMeow


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    Manila, imported from Cebu City
    I get them almost every day!:supergrin:



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    SJ/The Sin City
    here it is, the complete Inday jokes:
    Dahil sa tindi ng kahirapan sa probinsya, namasukan si Inday bilang katulong sa Maynila. Habang ini-interview ng amo?

    Amo: Kelangan namin ng katulong para mag ayos ng bahay, magluto, maglaba, magplantsa, mamalengke, at magbantay ng mga bata. Kaya mo ba ang lahat ng ito?

    Inday: I believe that my trained skills and expertise in management with the use of standard tools, and my discipline and experience will contribute significantly to the value of the work that you want. My creativity, productivity and work-efficiency and the high quality of outcomes I can
    offer will boost the work progress.

    Amo: [nosebleed]

    Nakaraan ang dalawang araw, umuwi ang amo, nakitang me bukol si junior.

    Amo: Bakit me bukol si junior?

    Inday: Compromising safety with useless aesthetics, the not-so-well engineered architectural design of our kitchen lavatory affected the boy's cranium with a slight boil at the left temple near the auditory organ.

    Amo: [nosebleed ulit]

    Kinagabihan, habang naghahapunan.

    Amo: Bakit maalat ang ulam?

    Inday: The consistency was fine. But you see, it seems that the increased amount of sodium chloride (NaCl) affected the taste drastically and those actions are irreversible. I do apologize.

    Amo: [nosebleed na naman]

    Donya: Bakit tuwing paguwi ko, nadadatnan kitang nanunuod ng tv?!

    Inday: Because I don't want you to see me doing absolutely nothing.

    Donya: [hinimatay]

    Kinabukasan, sinamahan ni Inday si junior sa principal's office dahil di makapunta ang amo at donya.

    Principal: Sinuntok ni junior ang kanyang kaklase.

    Inday: It's absurd! It was never a fact that he will inflict a fight. I can only imagine how you handle schizophrenic kids on this educational institution. Revise your policies because they suck!

    Principal: [nag resign]

    Pag dating sa bahay, nandun na ang amo, galit na galit.

    Amo: Inday, bakit nagkalat ang basura sa likod ng bahay?!

    Inday: A change in the weather patterns might have occurred wrecking havoc to the surroundings. The way the debris are scattered indicates that the gust of wind was going northeast causing damage to the path it was heading for.

    Amo: [nosebleed ulit]

    Habang nagluluto si Inday ng hapunan, malikot si junior.

    Inday: Stop your raucous behavior. It is bound to result in property damages and if that happens there will be corresponding punishment to be inflicted upon you!

    Junior: [takbo sa CR, punasan ang nagdudugong ilong]

    Pagkatapos magluto, nanood na ng TV si Inday. Nabalitaan nya umalis si Angel Locsin sa GMA 7.

    Junior: Bakit kaya sya umalis?

    Inday: Sometimes, people choose to leave not because of selfish reasons but because they just know that things will get worse if they'll stay. Leaving can be a tough act, and it's harder when people can't understand you for doing so.

    Junior: [tuloy ang pagdugo ng ilong]

    Nung gabing yon, me nag text ke Inday. Si Dodong, ang driver ng kapitbahay, gusto maki pag text-mate.

    Inday: To forestall further hopes of acquaintance, my unfathomable statement to the denial of your request - Petition denied.

    Di nagla-on, dahil sa tyaga ni Dodong, naging syota nya rin si Inday. Pero di tumagal ang kanilang relasyon, at nakipag-break si Inday ke Dodong.

    Inday: The statute restricts me to love you but you have the provocations. The way you smile is the proximate cause why I love you. We have some rules to think of. We have no vested rights to love each other because the upper household dismissed my petition!"

    Dodong: Perhaps you are mistaken, what you seem to contrive as any affections for you are somewhat half-hearted. I was merely attempting to expand my network of interests by involving you in my daily recreation. Heretofore, you can expect an end to any verbal articulation from myself"

    Me dumaan na mamang basurero, at narinig ang usapan ni Inday at Dodong.

    Basurero (sabi ke Inday): Be careful in letting go of the things you thought are just nothing because maybe someday you'll realize that the one you gave away is the very thing you've been wishing for to stay.

    Narinig ang lahat ng eto ng amo ni inday.

    Amo: [nagpakamatay]
  4. Kaiser Soze

    Kaiser Soze Notorious

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    For people who take the jokes too seriously...take a CHILL PILL AND RELAX. Joke nga eh. EASY! The reason why you're so uptight is that you guys don't laugh enough:laughabove:
  5. Alexii

    Alexii Janeway Forever

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    I find it really amusing. People make a big deal out of this?! Baka mga constipated.:supergrin:
  6. Allegra


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    hehe wheres the part where Inday starts speaking Spanish?