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Alex Calleja doesn’t own a Ford Ranger or Everest

He wonders why the automaker sent him a safety recall notice

This good-looking dude is seriously funny. PHOTO FROM ALEX CALLEJA

The guy you see above is stand-up comedian Alex Calleja. We saw him perform for the first time in January this year, during Nissan Philippines’ thanksgiving party for the media. Super funny, we admit. We laughed so hard we even shared a snippet of his monologue on our Facebook page.

Anyway, he’s here on our website because he posted something on Instagram that had us in stitches once again. You see, the humorist received a safety recall notice from Ford Philippines, dated August 29, 2019. Said notice was supposedly for an airbag defect in his Ranger/Everest. There was just one small problem: He doesn’t own either a Ranger or an Everest.

This notice would’ve been nice—if Alex had been a Ranger or Everest owner. INSTAGRAM POST BY ALEX CALLEJA

Here’s what he wrote in the caption:

hi, ford philippines. nakatanggap ako ng safety recall notice dahil defective daw ang ford ranger/everest ko. nag-worry ako dahil wala naman akong ford ranger/everest! at ngayon, inaaway ako ng misis ko dahil bakit daw ako may ford ranger/everest na hindi niya alam! baka raw naka-park sa ibang bahay! baka may bahay din daw siyang hindi alam! sa susunod ford philippines, kung sira ang mga unit niyo, wag niyo nang sirain ang buhay ko! ngayon natutulog ako sa loob ng honda civic ko!

Ford Philippines replied: “Hi, Alex. Thanks for letting us know about this. We’ve sent you a DM.”

Well, to be fair to the American automaker, at least we know it does reach out to customers for recall issues. Surely, that’s not a bad thing, right? Then again, if you don’t own one of its vehicles, it can be pretty hilarious—as Alex has shown us.

We have a feeling we’ll witness Mr. Calleja perform at an upcoming Ford event. Perhaps at the next Henry Ford Awards?

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist since July 1995. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.