10.12.2009

"Kiasu"-ism & me at Ikea

It was a beautiful Saturday, and like any kiasu people out there, I wanted to be the first 100 early birds to register for a free gift at Ikea, and oh my, I got it. Yeah sweet! A limited edition yellow-colour book ends (those that you "kepit" at the end of your books to prevent it from tilting forward). And the day was also the 5th anniversary of N & I being together as a couple (not as married couple, mind you…). So you see, it never occurred to me that I would see my ex on this fine day.

The limited edition book ends

N & I were busy looking around the marketplace hall in Ikea, at the fabrics section. I wanted to skip the section, but N was still lingering around looking for some panel curtains. It was then I looked up to my left while trying to search for N and instead, horror of all horrors, I was looking straight at my ex! Not that I had anything to hide, but I wanted to avoid having to make any casual small talk with him (imagine how fake it would be!) It was lucky that he wasn’t looking at me at the moment.

Somehow, we miraculously avoided each other paths. Perhaps he already spotted me (since I was wearing bright red!) and made a conscious effort to avoid me at all costs. Whatever he was thinking, I was glad we did not bump into each other. I quickly called out to N to hurry off to the next section. And I told him in hush tones what I saw. Trust me, it is an awkward feeling when you see your ex appearing near you when you least expected it.

But I quickly forgot the whole episode, as N & I were busy picking up more furniture for the house and spent our last weekend putting up the new cabinets and installing the shelves, attended two Hari Raya open-house invitations and ended the Sunday night watching the movie “Orphan”.

8 comments:

katztales said...

Bad breakup, huh? I have some of those too! But thanks to Facebook have re-connected with some old boyfriends from years and years ago and it's nice to catch up again. Most have not changed one tiny bit!

AquaMax said...

hey... you repeated yourself...twice...
do i know your ex?

firethorn said...

katztales - yeah, bad breakup. not an episode that I would like to be reminded of. and definitely not going to reconnect on FB or anywhere else!

AquaMax - thanks for pointing out the repeat sentence. i've removed it. must hv been the copy & paste thing that I was doing when doing this post. I'm not sure if you know him, but you've prob met him before in one of our past gatherings.

katztales said...

Bloody hell! I read your post, reply and then get a notice that one of the few exes I will never ever speak to again is following me on Twitter!!!!

AquaMax said...

If you want privacy.... never blog, FB and twit.... you will never know who is stalking on you....
paranoid isn't it? kekeke....

jiawen said...

erm... in one of our past gathering~ the one who drove the same car model as lolipoop? =.="

lolipoops said...

what? who?? who's driving the same car as i do?? what gathering was that anyway?

firethorn said...

no lah...not the same car as lolipoops. i like to think of his car as the green turtle car.

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