The furniture installers from the furniture shop were supposed to come at 3pm. I was in the office at 12.10pm taking my sweet time returning calls and deleting junk mails from my inbox (yeap, emails from sub-cons, some of them fall under the junk category now... hehehehe).
Suddenly my cell phone rang, well it didn't really rang, you could hear Tam's husky voice singing Mabuk whenever people called me. My boss hates my ringing tone, that's why I'm not going to change it.
It turned out the furniture installers were already on their way to my house. I was rather mad because I was supposed to go to a customer's place which was at The Mall, KL during lunch hour. My initial plan was to rush home after the meeting so that I could supervise the wardrobe installation. I scraped the plan and threw it into the bin while making a mental note to make a courtesy call to my customer later.
I packed my laptop bag, locked the pedestal and headed to the car park. Since they told me they were arriving in 40m minutes' time, I decided to make a stop at the food court near LDP toll plaza for a quick lunch. I went to get nasik campur and sirap limau and was about to recite Bismillah when I realized I forgot to make a stop at the ATM and only have three ringgit in my wallet. Shite! Terus menyumpah, tak jadi nak baca Bismillah!
I started doing some congak-congak and prayed that the food and drink would cost less than 3 ringgit. When the towkey came to bring my bill I closed my eyes imagining the unimaginable. After a blink, then I saw what he wrote on the paper (as usual, a piece taken from a ciggie box).... 5 hinggit!!! I continued eating and maintain ayu, while my oversized brain was busy trying to locate where could my coins be. In the glove compartments? Under the carpet? Somewhere at the bottom of my handbag?
I didn't finish my lunch, lost my appetite and tension macam nak gile. I took out my 3 ringgit, unzipped the coin pocket and took out all the coins I have inside to sort them on the table. After fumbling for 30 seconds, I managed to get 5 hinggit! The towkey gave a pity smile when I handed over the money, especially when he saw my 5 cents. LoL.
Just when I thought I have things being taken care of, I came to another realization when I turned the car ignition: How in the world am I going to pay for the toll? Arghhhh!!!!! Thats when I started digging every inch of the car looking for coins that could've fallen or deliberately thrown because usually yours truly didn't have enough time to think of where to put loose change. Iye, saya bodoh piang boleh tahan.
Finally, after flipping the carpet, sifting the documents in the glove compartment and emptying the coin compartment (lah, keta aku memang ada coin compartment pun tapi selalunya aku letak tin Nescafe kat situ), I managed to get RM1.60 for LDP toll. Phew!!! Legaaaaa!
Lessons learned today:
1. Don't rush regardless of what's going to happen or what people expect of you
2. Keep enough money in the car. Well, at least an amount that could buy you lunch and pay for toll.
3. Jangan layan sangat furniture installer ni. Dah aku kata pukul 3, pukul 3 laaaa...