I remembered my first few days at work. Had my lunch at the Hawker Station near our place and headed back to the office.
I opened up my drawer, pulled my toothbrush and a toothpaste. Spread a 2-cm paste on to my brush and prepared to walk to the toilet or "Comfort Room / CR" as what we call it in my country.
My boss saw me and said, "You're brushing your teeth after lunch?". I replied, looking surprised as my boss, "Yah!, of course!"...There was a silent "Duhhh!" at the end of my sentence.
Why My Boss Was Totally Surprised?
"Brush 3 times a day!" is what Colgate advertisements are saying in the Philippines. From the day I
started to hold a brush until now, this is what I was used to do after lunch.
So, I was surprised to see one advertisement at the the MRT Stations in Singapore, where it stated that we should brush our teeth twice a day!
My boss explained to me that they don't brush their teeth after lunch. We should do it only twice a day (after breakfast and before bedtime) and explained that it will damage and retract our gums if we do it thrice.
I was shocked! (in British accent)...I'm now confused who's saying the right way. Is it because Filipinos eat more sweets than Singaporeans?
Then my boss said, "If I saw someone brushing his teeth in the toilet after lunch hour, he's definitely a Filipino!"
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