“Is it hot? Use a spoon!”

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@ridingbet (59535)
Philippines
June 20, 2017 9:03am CST
There is a joke in our place and possibly in our country, about what to respond to questions in a different perspective. This joke is almost always answered by either me or my sister when any one between us gives the question. It goes like this: If it is hot (especially coming in to the house after staying out under the scorching heat of the sun), we reply, “Use a spoon”. When we sip hot soup or hot coffee, and we say, “It is hot”, the most amusing response would be, “Use an umbrella”. “It is hot”, when we touch something hot, and we answer with a “Use your sunglasses”. Ahh! That is the funny side of a serious person. PS: I am making this ridiculous discussion tonight for tomorrow because we will be having a10-hour power blackout, again, as always, for the nth time around, over and over again!
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@TheSojourner (17304)
• United States
20 Jun 17
I'm not sure just how hot it will be, but I've written about a heat wave that is record-breaking for this time of year. I guess they all need spoons, except that there was a reporter yesterday who had a device that measured the temperature of a car door handle. It was 150F/65.55C!! Are there enough spoons to go around? LOL
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• United States
22 Jun 17
@ridingbet With the heat wave the US is having, I shared the forecast in Las Vegas, and elsewhere, a couple of days ago. Even in Guam, I never remember it being that hot ....
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@ridingbet (59535)
• Philippines
23 Jun 17
@CoralLevang if only our forests here are still full of thick leaves from trees, it would be better to stay outside the house when it is hot inside. our school with centuries-old acacia trees has new buildings and these trees were cut down. no more shades from trees in my school/university
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• United States
23 Jun 17
@ridingbet That is horrible. It's happening all over the world like this. :-(
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@topffer (36113)
• Svalbard And Jan Mayen
20 Jun 17
A blackout ? Use a flashlight.
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@ridingbet (59535)
• Philippines
22 Jun 17
my son started the generator during lunchtime. we had the fan to cool us, and the lights so we won't miss our mouths when the spoon with food is to be swallowed.
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
20 Jun 17
Haha! I know that joke my friend!
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@ridingbet (59535)
• Philippines
22 Jun 17
we Pinoys have the corniest jokes and still we laugh when we hear them.
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
22 Jun 17
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@Corbin5 (116209)
• United States
20 Jun 17
Those blackouts really do cause so much frustration. Glad you got a change to post this!!!
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@ridingbet (59535)
• Philippines
22 Jun 17
yes, i did that before i left and logged out the site. my eyes were drooping when i made this discussion in the phone.
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@Nawsheen (22958)
• Mauritius
20 Jun 17
10 hour powercut? That's so bad especially since it is very hot over there.
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@ridingbet (59535)
• Philippines
22 Jun 17
yes, and i think some Filipino users here have the same dilemma as me-- very hot summer.
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@RubyHawk (29375)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Jun 17
It's good to have a sense of humor about things we can't change.
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• , New York
22 Jun 17
Sense of humor is very helpful; it relieves some stress.
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@RubyHawk (29375)
• Atlanta, Georgia
23 Jun 17
@chooseyourmissy1234 It certainly does.
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@ridingbet (59535)
• Philippines
24 Jun 17
it lightens up the load too.
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@jobelbojel (8242)
• Philippines
21 Jun 17
The title already gave me a hint that it is something I know and use if I joke around .
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@ridingbet (59535)
• Philippines
22 Jun 17
hahaha! yes, my friend. we Pinoys have a fantastic sense of humor.
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• Philippines
23 Jun 17
@ridingbet that is true. And it is easy for me laugh about joke.
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• Philippines
23 Jun 17
@ridingbet that is true. And it is easy for me laugh about good jokes.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
20 Jun 17
Yah, and so many other funny irrelevant jokes but, a good way to make our day
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@ridingbet (59535)
• Philippines
22 Jun 17
a laugh in a hot environment cools us down.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
22 Jun 17
@ridingbet exactly , we need some breather and pinoys are really good for that
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@Elisa1234 (7652)
• Philippines
28 Jun 17
Haha I know this joke! One of my classmate wayback in my elementary days, he used this joke to make fun to our teacher. This is the convo: Teacher: Class, can you feel it, Its very hot here in our room Classmate: Use a spoon then My teacher got angry and she said get out! Hahaha lol
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@jstory07 (69928)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Jun 17
Do you have lots of candles and a flashlight. Be prepared.
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@ridingbet (59535)
• Philippines
24 Jun 17
my son started the generator when we had our lunch. our windows are open during daytime so the living room is bright.
@BelleStarr (39670)
• United States
22 Jun 17
Wow, I would really hate having a power blackout that only happens here when we have bad storms.
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@ridingbet (59535)
• Philippines
24 Jun 17
i hope you won't have power outages when you are visited by strong storms.
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@DianneN (85007)
• United States
20 Jun 17
Another blackout? That is awful in your heat. Glad your sense of humor will keep you going.
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@ridingbet (59535)
• Philippines
22 Jun 17
yes, my friend. we are already getting use to these blackouts. despite the tremendous heat, we still manage to smile and laugh. the resilience of a Filipino. hahaha!
• United States
20 Jun 17
most interestin' conversations 'round yer place, lol. sad to hear 'f the continuin' power outages that seem to plague yer country. big hugs!
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@ridingbet (59535)
• Philippines
22 Jun 17
true. it is so hot, and humid too, that is why the sweat comes running in a race, from the forehead down to the chin.
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