There is a Makcik who sits under a colourful umbrella along Lorong Maarof, selling nasi lemak and karipap. I have been her loyal customer for about half a year now and often stop by to pick up a pack of nasi lemak after I've dropped Connor off at school.
Today as I was buying my usual, she recommended I try her new item, the mihun goreng. I'm a BIG fan of mihun goreng and snapped up the last pack without hesitation. As she packed my food, she asked if my holidays were over. I said "Oh I don't work. I'm here again because my son's school holidays are over and I've just dropped my son off at school."
She was astonished. "You have a son? You are a mother?" Amused, I answered "Yes. I have a little boy who's almost 3." Her next sentence made me laugh out loud. "I thought you were a college student!"
"No, I'm going to be 40 years old in a few years' time. I have not been a student for a long time now, Makcik."
We said goodbye to each other and I walked back to my car with an extra spring in my step.
Was it just my imagination or did her nasi lemak and mihun goreng taste extra nice today?
Will I be going back to buy more?
Thank you for making my day, Makcik.