Monday, October 22, 2007

A comedy of errors

You've read before that I lamented my baby face, but this is a whole different ballgame.

I had dinner with distant relatives last night whom we haven't met in four years. Now, I'd like to think that I haven't changed in four years, just that I've put on a wee bit of weight (which is invisible unless you have known me a long, long time). LOL! Anyway, right after I said hello to my distant aunt and uncle, I sat on the couch next to Dad. (This point is very important, you'll find out why in a moment.) There was a flurry of how-do-you-dos and long-time-no-see and my aunt exclaiming that it had been so long since she'd seen her cousin sister (my Mum), bla bla bla, yada yada yada.

Then, my eagle ears picked up this bit of conversation between that very same aunt and uncle at the side.

Aunt: "Is that so-and-so?" *talking about my Dad, thinking he was my cousin-brother-in-law*
Uncle (her husband): "No, that's so-and-so, your cousin sister's husband."
Aunt: "And who's that there with him?" *indicating me surreptitiously* "Is that his partner?" o.0
Uncle: "Don't be silly! That's the daughter. Remember, we met them four years ago?"
Aunt: "Oh."

*rinnah is speechless and has fainted*

This is like the hundredth and one time I've been mistaken as either Dad's wife or girlfriend or sister or whatever. Everything but the daughter.

Yes, he's *that* young looking. (Or am I old? LOL!) Bah.

8 spins:

may said...

not old, never old! LOL! at least they didn't say you were his older sister or mom... :P

*in denial*


ehon said...


wad's ur dad's secret?

Chen said...

what an embarrassing situation

rinnah said...

may: Teeheehee! Thankfully that hasn't happened yet! But of late, I've been getting the wife / girlfriend thing quite a bit. *pouts*

ehon: I dunno wor. Maybe it's in the genes. *grin*

chen: Yaloh... but good thing no one heard it except for me. If not... *shakes head*

L B said...

I would pengsan too.. Hey, maybe we can try that again the next time, see if anyone might think you're my daughter, eh?

angel said...

Wah... your blog has grown 'sideways' *grins*

That aunt veli... veli... aiyah dowan say the b-word... cannot juz ask who you are meh? Must add the 'partner' word... she's itching to goss goss! Tsk tsk!!

Hehe... oops... got carried away... but true ma... no? :P

mistipurple said...

mostly this just means that in a few years, you will look younger. i noticed this phenomenon. people who look more matured when young, will look younger when old. now i get starbucks from you?

rinnah said...

l b: Yeah, I was *pengsaned* for quite a bit there. I can pass off as your daughter meh? I thot the Emperor is forever young young? *grin* Well, we shall see next year then. LOL!

angel: Hehe, yeah, all thanks to the idiot-proof instructions provided by ehon.

Yaloh... of all words to use go and use 'partner' pulak. *sigh*

mistipurple: No worrr... everyone doesn't believe I'm working and have been doing so for the past seven years!

But yes, you still get Starbucks. You just have to come up to KL to get it. LOL!