During the day trip to PD on last Sunday, we met Mr Lucky & Mr Disappointed.
That day was a very hot day. I had to bring my kids' water bottles along so they can have water to drink to keep them hydrated. With their water bottles to carry, I decided to put everything into a recycle bag (which I kept in the car) so I can sling the bag over my shoulder. I put my pouch (purse + mobile phone) in that bag as well. Never did I realized, that recycle bag torn at the bottom. As we were walking towards the beach area, one of the water bottle dropped with a loud 'pong' sound. Everyone stopped and I quickly picked up the bottle. Then, hubby (who was a few steps in front of me) shouted that my pouch was on the road, BEHIND. I got panicked and quickly ran as fast as I could to pick up my pouch. Thanks god I managed to get it back within minutes of dropping it. I can't imagine the hassle I will have to go through if I've lost my IC, credit cards, mobile phone, license and etc etc. I was really lucky ! Phew !
At lunch time, we decided to eat at one of a so-called famous seafood restaurant (located next to a temple). I've got to know about this restaurant from reading a blog while hubby read it from the newspaper sometimes ago. At the time we arrived, the restaurant was about 60% crowded. We were already prepared knowing we will have to wait for some time before the food will be served. We chose a table and waiting for someone to take our order.
Nobody came to us even the waiter saw us walked in (obviously, we are new customers). We waited while waving our hands hopping one of the staff will noticed us, but none. We waited again and finally the lady boss who was sitting at the cashier counter saw us. She came and took our order. Soon, our pot of Chinese Tea was served. Both kids were eating fried chicken which SIL bought from the A & W booth near the beach area. There were some carnival going on.
Our order : 1) Fried Rice, 2) Salted egg mantis prawn, 3) Kam Heong Lala, 4) Stir fried vege
After reasonable time of waiting, I commented that their service were very SLOW. MIL agreed with me. We decided to wait for a little while before making a complaint. We were hoping they will served us the fried rice first and the others can come gradually. But NO. We waited again until we saw our next table who came LATER than us were being served with their 1st dish. We even have high hopes that ours will be coming NEXT. But NO. Again, they served our neighbor table their 2nd dishes and 3rd dishes.
Hubby decided to check with the lady boss (who took our order) and told them that other who came later were already being served. The lady boss then went into the kitchen and check. To our GREAT DISAPPOINTMENT, our order chit was LOST ! She couldn't locate it in the kitchen or on the cashier table and even dare to announce so loudly in front of us while checking with one of her foreign workers.
We left the restaurant empty stomach. Oh.....not really empty because we had a few glasses of Chinese Tea.
We wasted our time their waiting for nothing. Luckily the kids had their fried chicken. And we vowed never to return to that restaurant anymore. No 2nd chance because the lady boss DID NOT even apologize to us. With her sour face, she just said "Aiya, don't know where my worker put that piece of paper" while her face looked somewhere else !