Monday, January 18, 2010

Silly Billy

So what is the silliest thing that your hubby has ever done? If you had asked me the question yesterday, I would have told you about the day I made Nasi Lemak and ran out of timun (cucumbers). I then entrusted hubby with the grand task of searching for timun. He left the house, and five minutes after I received a call from him telling me that he couldn't find any.

Me: So did you find the timun?
Him: No! Kedai nie takde (this shop doesn't have any).
Me: Where are you?
Him: I'm at 7-Eleven.

I laughed until tears appeared.

But, what happened today takes the cake. This is officially the silliest thing hubby has done to date.

As you all know we have two cars. His is a Satria GTI. He loves his car, but because it is easier to travel with my car (mine is bigger and I hate his bucket seats), we are foreverrrr using Baby Beemer. To a point that we forget to start his car and end up having to change the battery. Now that he works in Singapore it gets even worse, because I simply cannot remember to panaskan the engine. So just last week hubby had to make another trip to get a new battery for his car yet again. This time, I was determined to make sure that I remember to panaskan the engine, because I need to use his car while Baby Beemer goes into Auto Bavaria for its periodical service.

And Baby Beemer is sooooo due for a service. It has been forever showing the coolant level as being low. But I simply do not have the time to schedule the service! Unfortunately yesterday while I was on the way to Cahaya SPK for the surau gotong royong, the exclamation mark lighted up and the symbol of a car being jacked up appeared in the front panel. Of course I freaked out! Went to Auto Bavaria (and missed the gotong royong) but they were closed. Just my luck!

My poor Baby Beemer :(

Anyway, that's not the point of the story. This morning as I was rushing out of the house to get to work, I decided to drive hubby's car. I knew I hadn't started the engine since hubby left for his La Liga trip, mainly because I knew I was going to have to use his car while Baby Beemer goes MIA. So there I was, hunting high and low for the GTI keys. Up and down, up and down. No keys. Got exasperated. The last time I remember seeing the keys was six days ago when hubby panaskan the engine just before he left for his trip. Tried calling hubby on his mobile but a Spanish machine lady kept answering on his behalf.

Finally, I decided to just use my car. I was already running late. Just as I was backing out of the driveway, I rolled down my window and told Bibik to try to open the GTI door. Mane la tau it was unlocked. And guess what? It was unlocked, the key was still in the ignition, the battery was flat and the fuel was at E(mpty)!!!!!! My silly billy hubby had forgotten to turn off the engine before we left the house!

Now now, I am not to be blamed for this one. I was already in my car when he decided to panaskan the engine. Of course I assumed he turned it off. And after dropping him off at his friends (they were going to LCCT together), I went straight to work. I guess the fuel must have ran out by the time I got back home from work!

I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. But it was certainly the most talked about story among my friends today!!!

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