>A strange concept to consume
The stranger: “Hari ni tak berapa bagus lah” (Today it seems, is not a good day). Yes, if you haven’t realized yet, the mortal is so keen in labeling everything with adjectives. Just to describe the mood.
Me a.k.a cool guy : “...kenapa pula macam tu encik…langit nampak cerah aje…” (Why is that so sir, the sky looks just fine?) I blurted my first starter line which perhaps sounded a bit awkward.
The stranger : “Hari ni saya rugi…kalaulah semalam saya jual mesti dah untung.” (I don’t make any profit today…I would be better off if I were to sell them yesterday).
Me a.k.a cool guy : Apa cerita? (What is this all about?) I almost said “Apa kehe”, but as cool as you might be, you don’t throw a casual line like that to a stranger.
The stranger : “Semalam kalau saya jual boleh untung RM5000, saya tangguh hari ni tapi harga jatuh dan hanya untung RM3000 aje. Rugi betul….”(If I were to sell yesterday I would have gain the profit of RM5000, but today I am getting only RM3000…). My cendol suddenly and superficially tasted a bit cheapo.
A strange concept to me. But that is life and life can sometimes presents us with a number of her own version of paradoxes. It may sounds quite tasty though, but you may have to chew it all and consume it in one go if you want to live by that strange concept.
That conversation is still lingering in my ears until today and something to ponder upon, but I couldn’t help myself though, who that guy might be?