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...)


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.

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