Strange reactions

Driver: So you are from Malaysia... ...are you... Muslim? or Malay?
Me: Er... Why do you think so?

It was my first time in Vietnam and I am on a holiday. Caught off guard, I asked a question back to buy myself some time; something I learnt from a business article.

Driver: Because you wrap your hair. 

Smiling. Like he's got it right.

Me: Oh, this? No no... It's fashion. You know, 'yo-yo'?
Driver: Ahh... Yeah, fashion! Haha... Ok...

...and then, silence. Because outside the car it was 30plus deg...

On another occasion, during the Australia winter in Sept 2014. Before the metal detector in Sydney airport.

Lady officer, pointing at me with a sick-of-my-job face: Take off your caps please...
Ah... Shit! She's standing too far from me to explain... Oh well.

Feeling warm on my own face, I removed my beanie. Then the look on her face changed into apologetic instantly.

I mean it is a good sign that no one noticed that I am sick with my head all covered up (and more importantly is they didn't do it deliberately). But what really annoys me are those that looks at you twice, have an idea what you are going through, and says "God Bless You" few times and loudly. No "Hello" or "How are you" but, straight away "God Bless You". 

Yes, alas! The world is full with weird people.


Stupidgale is a Sino-Kadazan office nerd during the day and leisure blogger by night. She enjoys writting about everything under the sun and is currently living in Singapore with her family (including teddygirl the corgi).

1 comment:

Abet said...

I can totally picture your conversation with the taxi driver.
'Yo-yo'.. Hahah cracks me up.