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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Drive To The Wild West...

If anyone is to ask me what I like best about my job, I would give the following canned-answers "Getting to meet people" , "The satisfaction of closing a deal." and "Self-management of time and flexibility of job scope".

The real answer.

"The times when I get to be driving around and listening to music."

I feel that driving is very therapeutic although I am unable to pin-point exactly why is that so. Is it the part whereby I can perform a 30-seconds getaway in another mental realm of mine while I'm deep in the music? Or the part when I can just blank out all my troubles as I am continuously performing visual check-ups on my surrounding while plotting the next navigational course of movement? I enjoy every second on the road.

This morning, after visiting a client in Tuas, I decided to take a slightly longer route back to my office. I chanced upon this long, winding road by the sea and it wasn't long before I was facing the Tuas Check-point to West Malaysia. Hundred metres from the checkpoint, I'm suppose to perform U-turn back to the City. Momentarily, I thought,"What if?"

Fifteen minutes later, in Malaysia land. It was the never-ending rural landscape, the country-road, my steed and me. The romance. So close. There couldn't be anyone else in our way. Not even my phone, which wasn't on auto-roaming.

An hour later, I made out a distinguishing shape of coconut-drink stall by the roadside. Like a lover on heat, yearning for short, revitalising break, I stalled. Sashaying towards the hawker, he smiled knowingly at me. I reciprocated with a weary grin. Three steps towards him, my grin fell flat and I paused in my steps. Instantly, I made a turn back to my steed, leaving the hawker with a puzzled expression and gapping mouth.

Nabeh! I had no ringgit with me!

7 Comments:

At 11:02 AM, Blogger yummlicious said...

LOL..ur mood muz haf drop to de lowest point at tt moment...

 
At 11:26 AM, Blogger FF said...

I'm pretty sure he would have accepted S$. :)

 
At 1:16 PM, Blogger c said...

hahahaha! I can just picture your face!

~inex

 
At 4:55 PM, Blogger intoxicated.girl.guide said...

i see you bring your passport everywhere you go. ha.. escapist tendencies yah? ;p

 
At 7:52 PM, Blogger nadnut said...

boo. i wanna go jb!!!

 
At 9:58 PM, Blogger sassyjan said...

pay him in SGD lorrrrr

 
At 6:46 PM, Blogger vociferous kitten said...

impossible. because you should have realised it at the causeway since you must pay the toll in RM

 

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