Walking down the stairs with my sister heading to my car from Klinik Kesihatan UPM
Suddenly a man in front of us turned towards us and asked,
He: Excuse me, where is the GSO (graduate school office)?
Me: It's quiet far from here. Just go straight up there (showing to the left of the road)
He: Ok, I'll walk to the main road..
Me: You were saying?? (pekak badak macam biasa)
He: I'll walk to the main road..
Me: Owh OK..
He walked on, and we headed to our car. I was thinking of giving him a ride to GSO since it's on my way back home. So I started cruising and saw him 300m ahead of us. He stopped again, to ask for direction. Perhaps, he wonder how far he should walk to reach GSO.
I stopped and offered him a ride.
He smiled and accepted the offer.
We chit and chat and arrived at the GSO.
He: Thank you. I will give you my phone number. If you need anything please give me a call.
Me: Owh..it's OK. This is nothing, just a favour.
Me: Ok. Let me write it down..
He: Ok. Zero-One-Seven-Two-Two-Four- Nine-Seven-Nine-Four (not the real number)
He: It is nine, not six.
Me: Hah? Where, which one?
He: There..let me write it down. 017-2-2-4-
6-9-7- 6-9-4 (replacing my six(s) with nine(s).. haha..clumsy me!
Me: Ok. What is your name?
He: Farid (smile)
Me: Owh Farid. Nice meeting you Farid.
He: What's yours?
Me: My name is Maya.
Me: No. Maya.
He: Ok Maya, thank you very much. Can I have your number too?
Me: Sure, later I'll text you.
He: Ok. Thanks again.
Off we went...HOME..
As we reached home, I wanted to TEXT him as i promised, so I started texting while talking to my sister about being dyslexic.
That is when I sent him this:
Me: Hi Farid, I'm Farid
And without fail, he replied,
He: Hi Maya, I'm Maya.
He has good eyes and good sense of humor. I ended up literally rolling-on-the-floor-laughing, joined by my sisters when they read the text.
MAYA SCORED PERFECT TEN MARKS FOR THIS. THANK YOU.
owh..by the way, he's from Iran just arrived in Malaysia 4 days ago..