- 超市買乳酪, 年屆40推售員: 「Adik nak flavour apa, makcik boleh tolong campur ya」
- 茶餐室外買糕點, 中年老闆娘: 「阿Boy, auntie做到踢晒腳, 你要咩就自己拎啦..」
相隔數月之後, 遇到同樣嘅人, 又再發生同樣嘅事件..
- 超市買乳酪, 同樣一位年屆40推售員: 「Adik kalau beli 6 boleh dapat satu tupperware free lah」
- 茶餐室外買糕點, 今次輪到個樣貌比我成熟啲嘅朋友, 中年老闆娘對住佢話同樣一句說話: 「阿Boy, auntie做到踢晒腳, 你要咩就自己拎啦..」
分析以上嘅兩次經歷, 我可以肯定以下結論, 都係一句稱呼啫, 實在係毋須要擺喺個心度囉..
- 我都三張幾啦, 就算著得再青春都好, 都唔會有忽似個細路啦..
- 就好似逢男人就稱呼靚仔, 逢女人就稱呼靚女嘅道理一樣.. 呢兩位朋友, 應該係叫慣口, 禮多人不怪吖嘛..
- 人都係鐘意聽奉承嘅話.. 叫你靚仔/靚女/細路你話唔定會開心, 但係如果叫你uncle/auntie/大叔/大姑/師奶嘅話, 我肯定你即刻掉頭走囉.. 除非你真係一名囉, 哈哈!!
i will normally dress up in my tees + bermudas + sneakers during weekends, and maybe because of this "young" look, i have experienced being addressed something that even myself feel embarrassed about..
- in a supermarket buying yoghurt, the near 40 year old promoter: "Adik nak flavour apa, makcik boleh tolong campur ya"
- outside a coffee shop getting some kuih, the mid-age lady owner: "Ah-Boy, auntie is not free to serve you, just help yourself with whatever you want lah"
after a couple of months, i met the same people and experienced the same situation..
- in the supermarket buying yoghurt, the same near-40-year-old promoter: "Adik kalau beli 6 boleh dapat satu tupperware free lah"
- outside the coffee shop getting some kuih, this time around it was my slightly-little-bit-more-mature-looking-than-me friend who was told by the owner: "Ah-Boy, auntie is not free to serve you, just help yourself with whatever you want lah"
i kinda think back what has actually happened, and i got the following my result of analysis, just something people address you, and there's just nothing wrong..
- come on, i am already in my 30s, no matter how young looking i dress up to be, i just won't look like a kid right??
- likewise addressing any man leng-chai and any woman leng-lui, it's just a courteousy of them to address their customers in a more "polite" way (at least they think so)..
- we prefer listenings to things more flattering.. you might (or might not) be happier to be addressed leng-chai/ leng-lui, but i can be very sure that you feel pissed off if somebody addressed you uncle/ auntie/ ah-pek/ ah-soh.. right?? unless you are actually one, haha!!