Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sam ate it.


Chinese New Year is a few days away…...the top item on the shopping list was a dining table. I have been looking around for one to replace the Dining table that has been with us for 15 years.


Found one ….a 5’ by 5’ ….solid cheddar wood with beautiful grains in deep champagne hue…..and comes with 8 chairs (slightly raised) that sit a person comfortably in a regal relax position to pig out .


The Dining set cost $ 3000…..a sum I can barely afford but absolutely necessary because it is really a shame to be seen in one… though it served us functionally well as required….but my MOTHER has been nagging us to change it because the children are all grown up…and their friends come a visiting so often …and we love to have them over for meals.


They didn’t mind….as they understood the financial obligation that we are undertaking…………..…I am undergoing…. to be exact.


And so…


On my way to the furniture shop to place a deposit…I accompanied Sam to the dental clinic…went in with Sam….and the dentist greeted us….Attended to Sam……after a few jabs….with Sam squirming! ….some more drilling….Root Channeling.


….Mr. Lau….Sam bridge has got to be replace……..OK! No problem.


The Dentist …then went on to …..calculate…tik…tik..tok…tik..tik…tuk..tuk

..it is about…[with ME SQUIRMING!!!]……. $ 3900…..after discount….tik…tik….that would be

….$ 3600…and since your family have been patronizing the clinic…and loyalty pays

..I am giving a discount…for you Mr.Lau…..it is $ 3000…(it pays to be loyal.)


What can I say….I was so touch!!…..got EMOed……I was SO thankful ( my voice was choked with emotion)…at that moment he was the GREATEST person ……my eternal gratitude….. when all the EMO stuffs sunk in…..the dust settled….

……....GEE!!......I am paying $ 3000 for two pieces of porcelain…the size of a peanut.


[In silent thought….GOSH!!!!!!....SAM you just ATE my DININING table …literally, so to speak….

..……..figuratively accurate……and politically correct, if you choose to debate.]


After the dental sojourn …instead of the furniture shop…I went to the Pasar Malam (night market) to buy new clothe and wear for the CHINESE NEW YEAR….


GONG XI FA CHAI (Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous NEW YEAR)

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3 comments:

Linda S. Socha said...

Too true . Too funny...I love it Robert. I can relate!.....To be the family bread winner...or table winner ...can be an undertaking....sometimes of the tables themselves...OUCH
Linda

♥ IINUU ♥ said...

haha... yeap read ur "dentist" entry... i should have been a dentist :-).
HAPPY CNY to you!!!

Jenny said...

This post was very funny. :)

Thanks,

Jenny