I have 2 cousins, both sharing the same age, fate and marital status with me. That makes us the trio.
While witnessing ‘the vows‘, an older cousin (who’s married) squeezed his way to the front, right next to me. He asked the forbidden question every single people hates,”Bile hang nak kawen?”
I took the rebuke with a smile.
“Takkan takde girlfriend kot?”
“Takde. Ex ramai la.”
“Awat? Hang tak laku ke?”
He was way out of line. I managed to keep cool, but that’s how things are in this family. We like poking into peoples’ business. Typical Penangites or shall I say ‘anak mumi’ (although we’re not).
I gazed deep into his eyes wearing a sad look on my face.
“Dah ketentuan Tuhan. Nak buat macam mane?”
He looked down in shame, knowing he went too far. He lifted his arm and patted my shoulder. “Sabar la eh”.
Hahaha. Yes! PWNED! Thanks to my theatrical talent I managed to brush him of my back. I seriously hope the effect would last long.
A few hours later, an uncle walked up to us while we were having our late teh tarik outside the house. “Ni hangpa awat tak kawen lagi?”
My two other cousins decided to answer by pointing at me, “Tunggu Ewin”. Like a fat kid eager for candy, my uncle turned and asked again, “Haaa bile?”
“Tunggu girlfriend 18 tahun. Tanak la consesus rape.” We laughed hysterically.
“Hangpa men-men no? Tak pa..” as he limps away with an injured pride. I clinched my fist, yes! PWNED!
The key to winning this question is simple. Knock them off their socks in a polite manner. I’ve illustrated two possible ways, the soft and hard. Now it’s up to your imagination to reply. Best of luck!
ps: How did this turn into a tutorial?
pss: Where are you..? I think I’m missing you 😳
psss: Thanks for shooting the emotional commentator, tell me what I can do for you.