simple me

Thursday, May 10, 2007


I was having tea with my son at a cafe. Three ladies , in their 40's, were seated at the table next to ours. They seemed to be having a good time, chattering away, in English!

One of them asked for the waitress and said ," Please bring me a block of ice." I was amused when she said that.

In my head, I imagined a big block of ice brought out to her. She should have said " a cube of ice."

Dare I correct her ? Would you have if you have been there?


  • Wah! No way man! Wait they say "why you so kaypo?" I will just let the block head have her block of ice the way she wants it!!

    By Blogger stay-at-home mum, at 7:03 PM  

  • hahahaha ..agree ! agree !

    By Anonymous mango, at 7:48 PM  

  • She's a total stranger and it's not that important to correct her. I guess I would let it rest.

    By Blogger Bernard, at 1:03 AM  

  • Arrrgghhh!!!!!

    By Blogger Bernard, at 1:03 AM  

  • live & let live!

    we are all susceptible to using the wrong words & slips of the tongue (& mind!).

    By Blogger doc, at 9:51 AM  

  • LOL, I suppose that's what comes from being in the teaching line. You feel the urge to rectify mistakes even outside work. No offense intended.

    I think it's not an important matter. If you correct her, they will be wondering why the stranger at the next table is so busybody listening in on their conversations and correcting them.

    By Blogger Jonzz, at 6:12 PM  

  • stay-athome mum,yeah, not like me to be kaypo

    mango, wonder if anyone dares to correct MY mistake?

    bernard, yes indeed

    doc, right doc

    jonzz, "inclination to correct" have hit the nail on the head.... Most of my colleagues say that their hubbies commented that the wives even talked to them teacher-like....haha

    By Blogger just me, at 2:46 AM  

  • i doubt it justme ;)

    i wouldn't dare correct anyone's mistake.

    i've always been at the bottom of my 1119 class...hahahaha ;)

    By Anonymous mango, at 11:55 PM  

  • LOL... a small cube that looks like a block to an ant... from another angle.

    By Blogger patchwork, at 8:04 AM  

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