Thursday, February 7, 2008

Living in Kuala Lumpur

Living in the city, you can get easily under people’s noses...

Evening view of the Petronas Twin Towers. Eighty-eight stories high, it is one of the tallest buildings in the world

My wife and I was walking back to our car at the basement of the Petronas Twin Towers. I was absent-mindedly reading some brochures about mobile broadband when Nooreha asked,“have you got the keys?”

I said no, she said yes. As I went to the passenger side of the brown Perodua MyVi , I heard the doors click to unlock.

Perodua MyVi

“There, you see, the car keys are with you!” I opened the door, bent down to move aside a magazine from the seat, then sat down.

“Hello!… Excuse me!” said someone who had come in at the drivers seat. I looked up from the brochures and saw a Chinese lady who was definitely not my wife. Stumped, I could only blurt out: “Hey! Where’s my wife?”

Nooreha in fact was standing in front of the car, looking back at me. I made a quick exit, too embarassed to even say sorry. Her car, in fact, was two rows ahead. We were laughing out loud the next half an hour.

“Keep up your absent-minded ways and one day you’ll get a slap on your face” , my wife warned me.

About that she is right. (But it also turned out she had the keys...)

1 comment:

Roberto said...

Hahahaha! This scene sounds sooo familiar to me except that it happened to me in US (in California to be exact). I almost panicked one time as I surveyed the vast parking lot and could not remember where I had parked my car. After walking for about 1 hour and leaving the whole matter in the hands of the Lord, I finally found my car and drove away a grateful man.