Me and my Car-keys !
Went to work as usual this morning, with the usual rush and the the usual jam ! But my ususl day stopped there ! On reaching the car park, I had plenty of time as I was early. So the idle mind started working. I decided to have a look at the fuses of my car electronic system as the door auto-lock was not working.
Took my phone from the passenger's seat , pulled the bonnet release catch, held my car-keys but decided against taking it out its ignition position. Got out of the car, gave the door a good push and opened the bonnet.
I opened the fuse lid cover and studied the fuses one at a time. I decided to pullout one of the fuses and ....wallah ! I heard a familiar 'click' sound . Rushed to my car door - and true enough... all the doors locked itself --- with my car keys inside !!!!!!!
There was really nothing to think about. I simply had to go home to get the spare key! ...and this I did.
Walked out to the main road to stop a taxi........
Life and The World Cup
Stopped a taxi , told the driver where I was going and sat back - just being calm about the whole incident. What happened next, I swear is the truth , the whole truth and nothing but the truth !
The taxi driver was an elderly Chinese gentleman. He started talking to me, inspite of my temper-controlled mode I was in . Let me put this in a dialogue form.
Driver : So the World Cup is here again ha. So fast .
Me: (not exactly a die-hard fan of soccer) Yeah---very soon.
Driver : Wah---soon many people will come to work late har !
Me: Yeah lah. What to do! The games are all in the early morning.
Driver : You know ah ! 4 years ago when I watched the World Cup , after the finals ah, I said to myself......wah , another 4 years then got another World Cup. Don't know know whether still alive to watch or not ! But now ahhh, the World Cup is here again and I am still alive to watch it.
Now ah, I am thinking --- another 4 years more ...will I be alive to watch the enxt World Cup !
Me : ( quite shocked and amused )..aiyahhh... don't think like that lah ! There are other people so much younger than you at the last World Cup --- but they may be dead now and cannot watch this WC.
Driver: ( sounded more cheerful - I swear) Yeah ah...that is true ....
Me: How old are you by the way ?
Driver : I am 66 years old !
Me : (in a loud voice )..Haiyah ! you are still young lah !!! ( because I'm only a few years younger than him -- heheheh)
Thus all the way we talked about life, health, sports , (I was an all-rounder sports-man), games ( he was a regular basket-ball player ), health, life, health, life ...........................
Now this man....interestingly, measured everything in life (especially his ) on the World Cup.............. To me , he is the number one WC fan ! Wished I took a photo of him, or at least noted his taxi number.
When I reached home, before leaving him, I told him to take care of himself for the next two or even three World Cups sessions.........................