Everyone aquainted with me will know that I am horrible at calculations.But for the first time ever, I was actually better than someone in maths. (Incredible!)
I was having dinner yesterday, as usual before heading off to night class. I went off to the vegetarian stall and had my fried beehoon (rice vermicelli) and assorted veggies as usual. I knew that the meal would cost more than two dollars, so I had two $2 notes ready. As she handed me my plate, I asked her
Me : How much?
Hawker lady: $2.30
Me : Oh! (Digs in purse for 30 cents)
Hawker lady : (Grabs the $4.30 before I could pull the other $2 note away and she hands me a dollar coin)
Me : Err …
Hawker lady : Dui mah. Wo gei ni yi-kuai (Its right. I’m giving you back a dollar)
Me : Pu tui. Wo gei ni se-kuai san (Not right, I gave you four dollars and thirty)
I looked at her. And she looked at me back. We looked deeply in each other’s eyes till her partner beside her noticed the error and quickly took my dollar and gave me back my two dollars.
Its was just a funny story to me. Chinese people are supposed to be better at maths. 😛
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