Saturday, September 22, 2007

Tales Of A Lone Adventurer 03

Some weeks back, I watched a couple board the bus with their baby in a stroller. The couple didn't fold the stroller and just wheeled it down the aisle to the rear seats. The man sat in front of me and his wife diagonally opposite. I had a clear view of the baby. The man asked his wife in Mandarin where she wanted to alight. She replied "At the next MRT station".

A few minutes later, the man pressed the buzzer to stop the bus. Immediately his wife told him off "Not this bus stop! The next one!". The man replied "Correct what...you wanted to stop at the MRT station, right?" His wife replied "The next bus stop is nearer to the MRT station!"

Here comes the amusing part.

Woman to baby: "You see lah, daddy can't even follow simple instructions."
Man to baby: "Your mother is unreasonable, I tell you. Just now that bus stop also can one."
Woman to baby: "Don't listen to him."

I wonder what the baby was thinking at that time:



The couple alighted at the next bus stop and in my opinion, it was equidistant to the MRT station as the previous stop.

6 comments:

Hachiko Monogatari said...

Very amusing...I mean the couple. Fancy using their baby as a medium to convey their dissension toward their spouses.

I can't imagine how the future of that poor tot's going to be, being sandwiched between two refuse-to-grow-up big babies...

MrLeo said...

Lol, the parents must be one of the kind. This is really abit similar to the baby talk in the " Business Lingo" post.

green bean said...

I tink it goes on forever! My parents still do that now. =X Haha.

Anonymous said...

unfortunately, it's human nature. communicating via kids is not uncommon. when the 2 parties don't want to have a confrontation, the easiest way is out to use a 3rd party. makes them feel that they have offloaded their grievance AND makes them feel good not to have a confrontation. my wife has been the 'hub' for parents and her siblings for years. it's damaging psychologically for the hub.

Ah 9 said...

parents usually does that, my parents still do that to me, especially when they have a captive audience. :P

PanzerGrenadier said...

Hahaha.. I forsee me and my wife doing that when our baby girl arrives next year....hhahaha :)

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