PUTTING YOUR BUTT ON YOUR PILLOWCASE AND SLEEPING ON IT WILL MAKE YOU GROW TREES OUT OF YOUR FACE
Main Piece: (rough English translation)
Do not put your butt close or near or touching the pillow because if you do and then you sleep on it your butt is dirty so your pillow is dirty sleeping on it will make you grow trees and brances out of that side of your face that you put it on.
Do not do this because your pillowcase is for your face and it should be clean you don’t do dirty things to your face like that.
Why do they know this piece?
This is something that my mother and friends would tell me growing up.
Where/Who did they learn it from?
I learned this from my mother and my friends.
What does it mean for them?
Don’t put your butt on your pillow case it can be dirty. This is how some kids get pink eye.
Context of Performance:
Talking to mother through the phone.
I never thought much of this – it is very comical to me and I do not put my butt on my pillowcase regardless because that’s just a dirty thing to do.
But what’s interesting is that there is this “tree man” in Indonesia who is famous because he has “tree/root like tumors” all over his face and skin…not sure if this is related but very eerie and interesting….lots of videos of him up on YouTube: