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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The 9th Day Of CNY~An Eventful Day!

It was a holiday yesterday at the boy's school in conjunction with the Jade Emperor's Birthday which was also the 9th Day of CNY.  

We had two hours' revision in the morning before heading out for lunch at the boy's favourite Chilli Pan Mee shop.  After lunch, I drove to the nearby CIMB to deposit the boy's savings from his accumulated monthly allowance.  The area was so packed with cars and I failed to get a legal parking lot after making a couple rounds, ended up I double-parked by the roadside and asked the boy to wait for me in the car with the engine running.  I was the fourth in line at the cash deposit machine but as the machine kept rejecting notes, it took at least 5 minutes to complete each transaction.  The traffic condition outside the bank was horrendous with cars honking non-stop.  I peeped from behind the glass to the direction where my car was double-parked and everything looked fined, no towing trucks, no signs of the two cars that I blocked wanting to come out and all. 

I continued to queue patiently, now the 2nd in line.  Suddenly, I heard a familiar voice calling mommy, I turned around and to my horror, I saw my boy standing beside me.  He told me I was blocking the whole road (He assumed it judging from the car honking from all directions!).  He then decided to LOCK the car door manually with the car engine still RUNNING and rush in to alert me.   When I asked if he took the key with him, he said he thought the key was with me!  Boy, I was so mad with him that I couldn't stop nagging at him.  I ran back to my car and true enough the car was locked with my handphone and handbag inside!

A young man who worked nearby saw the situation and offered to lend me his handphone so that I could call hubby.  Lucky me he was at his office not far away but then it still took him an hour to come to our rescue due to the havoc traffic condition everywhere and having to make a trip back to our house to get the spare car key.  The young man and a security guard at the bank assured me that the two cars that I blocked (I double-parked, you see) would not leave so soon as they were staff at the bank.  That brought some relief but my greatest fear was still the towing truck, they wouldn't care less what your story would be, they only know that for every illegally parked car they tow, they get paid.  Overhearing my conversation with the guard, the boy offered to pay the fine should my car gets towed.  He knows he has a 4-digit savings with the bank and he thinks he is rich!  That sparked my anger even more and  I raised my voice and carried on with the nagging. 

He then offered some solutions, one of which was to borrow the car key from the same car model as mine. *rolls eyeballs*  Only if it could be that simple... *Sighs*.  Next, he walked to the car, peeped through the car window in deep thoughts, trying to figure how to get the door open.  When he realised nothing worked, he mumbled to himself.. I am stupid, I know I am stupid.. I am stupid.. the sky then suddenly turned gloomy and started to pour.  Not raining la.. just that someone was sobbing away. :(  What a day!

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Blogger Sheoh Yan said...

Kesian Ian, get scolded on the 9th day of CNY by mummy. He was actually trying to be helpful, but turning out to be in this way. Hug hug to Ian.

February 1, 2012 at 4:28 PM  
Blogger yvonne said...

Hahaha... sorry to laugh, but this incident reminds me very much of my own encounter. When I was about Ian's age, I also locked the car manually with key still on ignition , lol Luckily I didn't get any scolding despite the hassle aftermath.

February 1, 2012 at 5:12 PM  
Blogger Hayley said...

Really an eventful day for you!

February 1, 2012 at 6:33 PM  
Blogger Small Kucing said...

Gosh what a day..glad things turn out ok in the end

February 1, 2012 at 8:26 PM  
Blogger Montessorimum said...

Aiseh!! What an adventure!

February 2, 2012 at 12:50 AM  
Blogger Health Freak Mommy said...

Poor boy and I can't believe that he actually sobbed haha, sorry to laugh :D But at least he felt sorry and wrecked his brain to find a solution. I think this incident will haunt him forever and he will be more careful in whatever he does in future.

February 3, 2012 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger Irene said...

Oh my goodness! I am now in sandakan. First day here, had seafood at sim sim and soon at ocean king. Tomorrow heading to Sipadan then coming back to sandakan again! Our host stays here... Small world.

February 3, 2012 at 7:25 PM  
Blogger Mommy to Chumsy said...

oh poor Ian. I can feel your anger and at the same time how sorry Ian was. i'm sure he would know what to do or what not to do next time :)

February 8, 2012 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger Yee Ling said...

Kesian your little boy. I know how you feel..If I were in your situation, I ll get mad too..ahahhah

February 10, 2012 at 10:25 AM  

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