My mother has always been against my FHM-collecting. She’s an Economics teacher while I’m currently a junior Economics major. One day, we had a very “economical” argument. She saw my copy of the latest Ladies’ Confessions and immediately said, “Bago na naman? Magkano, P195? Babawasan ko na talaga baon mo. You’re an Economics student! You must know how to minimize cost.” I answered, “Mame, I buy FHM because of utility!” She fired back, “Anak, di ba may law of diminishing marginal utility? Magsasawa ka rin diyan!” I said, “Bago mangyari yun, my utility must be maximized first— kaso mukang matatagalan pa po!” There was silence and then she walked out. Sorry mom, may point naman ako talaga eh!
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