I noticed that I’ve ran out of peanut butter when I watched the TV this afternoon. (Yes, I’m the kind of person who licks on peanut butter while watching TV) So later in the evening, I went out to fetch some bread and peanut butter. The sky was clear, so obviously there was no need to take an umbrella with me. At least not into the supermarket. An hour later, KABOOM!
Loud thunder followed by lightning strike. Mighty Thor was probably laughing at me at this point. It began to rain!!!!
The car was about 20 feet away and there is NO WAY I am going to run toward it, especially not when I’m carrying my brand new leather bag and a plastic bag filled with Gardenia bread and Peanut Butter! Die lah, die lah, die lah.. So I think, and think.. ok, wasn’t thinking much actually. I decided to just stand and wait till the rain stop, but it doesn’t seem to stop. It’s getting heavier by the minute! I have no choice but to go back to the supermarket and asked the supervisor guy (Well he was wearing a green colored shirt while the rest were yellow. So he must be the Supervisor. :P) if they have any umbrella for sell.. and if by any chance they’re having discount for umbrellas on rainy days. Hehehe…
“Buy?! Don’t want borrow? I have umbrella. Where your car?”
“Uhm.. about 20 feet away..”
“I bring you to your car. Come.”
Then the Supervisor said something in Burmese to his staff, a guy in a yellow shirt.
So this guy in the yellow came with an umbrella on his hand. But it wasn’t the type that I was expecting he would have…
Obviously this wasn’t the umbrella, but it resembles the EXACT umbrella he has!
Yes, he took out a HUGE garden patio umbrella, bearing the name “Carlsberg” on it! I got frightened at the first sight, I screamed! A group of uncles who were seated at the other corner of the supermarket looked at us and cheered.
“Wahh… very special ohh. Sponsored by Carlsberg wan!”
So uhm, not to waste time (because the umbrella looked heavy and the guy was skinny..) I went under the umbrella and walked towards the car. OHMYGODLAH, raining so heavy. I was splashing water all over myself when I walk! Lucky I’m wearing my rubber Esprit slippers, or else, the water would’ve ruin my sandals. Hahahaha!
I tried so hard not to laugh or giggle during the short walk to the car, I didn’t wanna hurt the guy’s feeling – he looked so serious while handling the huge umbrella – but I couldn’t! I was giggling all the way.
When we reached the car, I hurriedly offered the guy a RM2 as a “thank you” tip but he declined. :( He doesn’t want it.. (maybe RM2 too cheap ar?) I forced him to take the money, he forced me not to! LOL! I wanted to slip the money into his jean pocket, but I’m afraid he might say I’m sexually harassing him. So… I took the money back lah.. I repeatedly said “Thank you arrr..” to him. He raised his hand to say “Bye” and walked back toward the supermarket.
I was wet from waist down but my leather bag and groceries were clean and dry.
To the Burmese man (and the supervisor).. may the good Lord bless you both with abundance of health and wealth. It might be just a small gesture to you, but it was an act of kindness, and a huge one too.. Not only for me, but for my leather bag and the peanut butter. (and the Gardenia bread).