I got into a taxi yesterday and told the driver where I was going. There was no acknowledgement of my request. He just started to drive in the right direction.
Then as I got off, this was my conversation with him:
Me: May I have a receipt please?
(Sound of the receipt printing)
Me: Thank you.
Him: *silence* (looking ahead, not turning around at all)
I apologise in advance if he’s actually dumb… but I felt like i might have been driven by a ghost. Haha!
First of all, I’d like to apologise for being missing for the past week and a half. I hope everyone has had a blessed Christmas and a wonderful start to the new year!
During this time of the year, I not only celebrate the year end/beginning festivities. I have many friends who have birthdays in January, which gives me additional reasons to celebrate. I was buying a gift for one of my friends, and as I was taking out my wallet to pay, the sales lady asked me a question which took me by surprise.
I heard… “Do you have your business card?”
I was quite puzzled, so I asked her what benefits would there be from giving it to her. She said, “You may get some sort of rebate.”
Still puzzled… I fished one out.
When she saw what I had produced, she said (very clearly this time), “No! I said… Do you have a Robinson’s (the name of the department store) card!?”.
That made me laugh a little because her pronunciation of the sentence the first time around was horrendous… So I only could respond by clarifying what I had heard when she asked me the first time; my exact response was, “Oh, I heard you say “business card”.”.
Would you like to know how she responded? She said, “Its ok.” (with a straight face).
Wow… So now its my fault that she has bad pronunciation, and that I couldn’t understand what she was attempting to say? This is a mood spoiler, and it didn’t help that she was a very unfriendly sales staff either.
I can only say that this shocked and irritated me, yet left me slightly amused.
Are these types of encounters only experienced in Singapore?
D: M, you poor thing, you’ve got Shingles…
(Jingle Bells playing in the background)
D: Hey! They’re singing a song for you! Shingle Bells, Shingle Bells…..
M: *black face*
Hey there all you big fans of buttons!! Who out there once loved the BB as much as I did?
But get this… the Blackberry 10 will be a full touch screen with… what?! NO BUTTONS!!
In response to my discovery, ‘A’ said to me…
The world is advancing…
Why can’t the world advance with buttons?!?!!?!
Who ordered the vanilla milk-shack?
Woah! Didn’t know a shack could be bought at such a cheap price!