Friday, May 21, 2010

An Unarguable Excuse For Being Late

Was stuck in a traffic crawl yesterday. This incident from years back kept playing itself in my mind. 

We had started a weekly WIP meeting for an event we were organizing. All relevant parties were in attendance - the cops, city hall, etc. An elderly Indian gentleman from a local association was about half and hour late. 

Everyone was getting bored twiddling their thumbs so I make the call.

"Sir, are you coming?"

"Yes, YES, I'm on the way!"

"Will you take long?"

"Yayaya on the way, on the way!"

"How long will you take sir? Everyone is here already."

"These things take time aayah, it takes time!"

click.

When I grow old I'm going to be cool just like him.... 

9 comments:

C. Andres Alderete said...

Yeah, I guess you just had to wait then. He totally owned his lateness.

Chindiana said...

Hey Carlos! Yes, OWNED his lateness is smack on target! We don't use 'owned' in that way over here but that's a perfect description.

Josie said...

lol, you can NEVER be tardy la.

....except for that whitewater rafting trip where the whole world was waiting for you at burger king mont kiara.

Chindiana said...

What a good memory! I have no idea why I was late. Think i got the time wrong. If you had bought 4 ekor you woulda score big!

peekz said...

@Josie - possibly wasnt his fault.. his watch probably stopped working and was an hour behind (",) This happened 2 times before d...

Chindiana said...

Wei Peekz, that was only ONE time. The other time it was stuck on Thai time zone ler. You're going to blame my bad memory arent' you...

Josie said...

hahaha, thanks for the info, Peekz.

you ARE human, after all. it's OKAY to be late (not THAT late though), at least i don't get panic attack when we're suppose to meet up and i'm running late. :P

Nex said...

Ah, good 'ol Mr VJ...one super cool dude that...

Chindiana said...

Josie, I'm not anal la...

Nex! You remembered! haha! that old dude gave us some entertaining times!