The Legend of Juan Tamad


The informant is my Uncle. He was born in the Philippines and came to the United States when he was twelve. He went to Hollywood High School and after he attended chiropractic school. He enjoys watching basketball and is also on the verge of retiring from work. 


Well, when we were young the grownups always told a story about Juan Tamad which means Lazy John or Lazy Juan. He was so lazy, super, super lazy, that he would lay down under the guava tree with his mouth wide open and wait for a guava to fall into his mouth. He was too lazy to climb the tree. The adults would always say don’t be lazy or else you’re going to end up just like Juan Tamad.


Moral of the story…Don’t be lazy. If you want something go out there and get it done.