Feeling very satisfied after a full “Fei Siong” (Char Bee Hoon = Fried Noodles) meal, I joined a couple who were waiting for the elevator to arrive. As usual, when the elevator arrived, the LED lit up and the most logical thing to do, was to walk in. The guy (uncle) turned to the lady (auntie) and asked her,”Is this going up or down?” She turned to me (DUH!) and asked me “up or down?”
1. Shouldn’t she be asking the people IN the lift?! (At that time, people were spilling out of the lift.)
2. We were at Plaza Singapura, Level B2! (If you are not familiar with Plaza Singapura, that is the lowest level.) YOU tell me whether it’s going up or down! Going down the lift shaft at this point of time would be highly life threatening!!
Anyway, I forced my eyeballs from rolling and answered her with a straight face, “UP.”
So, we all went in… happily… While in the elevator, SHE gave ME the incredulous look! As if I were the idiot! She probably peeked at the buttons on the panel.
Sheesh! I heard that suppressing one’s natural reactions is unhealthy, it’s probably as bad as stiffling your urge to go to the toilet. I should have told her,”Auntie, this is the lowest level. I hope the lift doesn’t go down anymore.” and give her the “you are siao” look.