Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Mercedes Benz




W 115


The boss drives a red Mercedes Benz W 123 to work. Hailing from the late 70's, the sedan is honored as the best of its time. The boss also has a large poster adjacent to his table. Framed in old wood, and with words Gut Getroffen below the three-pointed star, there is no mistake that the wall decor refers to Karl Benz' early creation.

I do not know what other Benz stuff my superior collects. But when my feet carried me to Cubao X for some Christmas Shopping, I spotted a Benz car parked on a glass shelf.

I took the toy and felt it with my hand. It was made of tin and could fit inside a shoe box. There is a certain class to its obsolescence. Arcane. Its stories speak like a sage telling the lives it had seen. I thought of my boss as I let the sedan's wheels run over my skin. I remembered the poster at the heart of his quarters.

So I asked the store keeper how much the toy was.

"Two thousand," She said.

Knowing the collectible is beyond my means, I took out my phone camera, and while the storekeeper was looking elsewhere, took a snapshot of the Benz.

"Boss Paye," I wrote, before uploading the picture on Instagram.

Perhaps in the future. When I get promoted and my salary doubles. I will return to Cubao X and swing by the antique shop. Maybe then, when the tin-plated toy still sits on its glass shelf, I'll get it for my boss, 

As a Christmas present; As a worthwhile addition to his Mercedes Benz collection.


  

5 comments:

Archieviner said...

I'm sure your boss will be happy kung rereguhan mo na sya nyan. Baka ipromote kapa. Buy it now. joke. lol

JM said...

in that regard.. i fancied trying to complete those ferraris from shell. i ended up giving them as gifts.

Mugen said...

Archie:

Technically, I'm second in command sa office. :)

JM:

Kanino mo sila binigay? :D I kept one, so that my nephew would appreciate it when he turns a year, or two older. :)

JM said...

sa mga kinakapatid ko. i play kuya kasi to some youths. binigay ko as bday gifts. pero mukhang ndi nila mashado nagustuhan. haha.

JM said...

addendum: ikaw na boss. hehe. i imagine.. "good morning, sir mugen.." pwede. hehe.