This morning I was in a very embarassing situation.....
I wanted to rush home to study contract after church so I went to one of those hawker stalls that always sells cha siew pau. There was this (moderately-fat) guy standing near the dimsum and the paus' so I went up to ask him ( in chinese):
Cheryl: One how much ah?
Cheryl: One cha siew pau how much ah?
Guy: I want Lo Ma Kai
Cheryl: No, I want cha siew pau..
Guy: Eh... no lah... I want Lo Ma Kai
Cheryl: I'm telling you I want my cha siew pau
Guy: (frustrated and starts pointing) Lo Ma Kai one! one!
Cheryl: WHY YOU CANNOT SELL ME CHA SIEW PAU??? I DON'T WANT LO MA KAI!
Guy: I still want Lo Ma Kai! ( points even more ferociously)
By this time, I was thinking what kind of 'lau ban' is this, die die cannot sell me cha siew pau? Some more DARE to force me buy Lo Ma Kai.
It was only then the 'real' lau ban finally came from behind me.... and asked us "what you want?"
OMG~~~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO EMBARSSING!!! Some more I was still scolding another customer! The fat guy I was arguing just now with was even worse. He thought I was the lau ban's daughter and still asked for a bloody Lo Ma Kai. The real lau ban sold it to him.... And I got my cha siew pau........*sigh*
End of my post today~ Thank God Sammie didn't come with me today. sure 'tiu lian' (face throw down)