Saturday, March 04, 2006

Your Absentminded Pak Cik

It is not uncommon for one to forget an appointment but to leave your cars keys in the front door of your car, that is incredibly foolish to say the least. Sometimes your age catch-up with you wonder whether you are living in denial.

I wuz recently called a Pak Cik and being a typical male with ego as big a Cow, I was kinda taken aback and I brush it aside as the word Pak Cik to me, gives an impression of some feeble, absent-minded, "tongkat" dependent old bloke. Now looking back this past few days, that description may not be far off. At least in two of the three attributes was definitely experienced in recent days.

A friend called me out to our usual hang out last evening. We opted to use a single car, since with the rise in petrol price. Being on a Friday, I didn't realize how exhausted I was until I sat down in his car as he drove from TPM to Hartamas. I was a damn lousy co driver having to doze off almost immediately and only came about as we were at Hartamas traffic lights. That was one embarrasing moment as the last words that I remembered happen to be from his wife, and I was already in la-la land.

The worse has yet to come, as we came back to pickup my car, I was rummaging around in my pockets looking for the car keys. we must have spent at least 10 minutes searching for the keys, until someone asked to check whether it was in my car. Lo and behold, there it was still stuck to the door of the car in plain view. Though all three of us laughed ourselve silly, few conclusions came to our mind:-

a) My car is not worth stealing (it was in the car park for about 3 hours)
b) The content of the car was not valuable enough to be stolen
c) I need to get my brains checked.

Today having taken a day off the Gym, I found myself almost bed ridden trying get out and about. Though some might say you are only as old as you think, today I feel 56 and maybe go into retirement.

Have you ever had one of these days??

7 comments:

Pick Yin said...

that's WHY the day OFF from gym. and thank thee divine intervention for preserving your car. ;)

spoonfork said...

oh, i'm sure your shitreon is very much less valuable than your two lamborghinis at home...

abdullahjones said...

selamat datang ke alam pak cik, pak cik. :)

The Editor said...

[spoonfork]The shitroen has served me well, though I am looking for a good home for it though.

[abdullahjones] Yea, Atuk dah mula menjeling kearah kubor dah....

Anonymous said...

Nothing wrong with pakchik adik akak atau abg....most important where you stand....pak chik also nice, nicer when u walk with tongkat, and i will hold your hand and we cross the road......

Levin said...

Car thieves may have thought the keys in car door were a trap set by authorities. :)

The Editor said...

[Levin]I think the authoraties now chooses better sets of cars for their trap (especially japanese cars - at least parts can lelong). Or they might even use a Proton ;). Maybe even to double the value of the car, they might fill it with petrol to the brim ;))