Monday, 13 April 2009

Desperado & Stupido

This is a follow-up to the entry Am I That Unrecognisable?

I met TE briefly at a singles party. We never exchanged numbers after the event and that was that.

Six months later, my friend Ming Li whom I attended the singles party with, informed that TE wanted to invite the both of us for lunch. She also asked if it’s ok if she gave my number to TE who wanted to call me up personally to invite. I said ok.

The next day TE called and we chatted for about 10 minutes. He also asked me out for a drink the following day at Starbucks in Berjaya Times Square.

Fast-forward to the next day. A couple of hours before our meet-up at Starbucks, TE text me at the office.

“Julie, can I ask you a question? Or do you want me to ask you at Starbucks?”

“Go ahead, ask anything.”

“Julie, can you become my girlfriend?”

I was dumbfounded. Here was a guy whom I met briefly at a singles party, who didn’t bother to exchange numbers, who didn’t bother to make contact whatsoever for six months, and now here he is asking me to become his girlfriend after we chatted over the phone only once.

"Let’s discuss this at Starbucks," I said.

TE agree.

Now here's the best part of the story.

I arrived early at Starbucks and headed straight for the counter to get my drink. As I was paying for my drink, TE walked in. I waved and smiled at him. He looked at me and headed straight for the plush seats without even acknowledging me. I was bloody mad, and then I realised that he had forgotten how I looked like because we only met once 6 months ago at the singles party.

I got my drink and headed to where TE was sitting. The bloody bugger was texting on his mobile, probably wanted to tell me that he has arrived.

“Hey TE,” I said, “don’t you recognise me?”

TE looked up and the blood drained from his face - he knew he had made a big boo-boo.

Then TE had the bloody cheek to say that he saw me but he had to text his friend, which is a habit of his whenever he arrives at a certain place, or so he claims. WTF!

When I said, “Then how come you didn’t acknowledge me and went straight to the sofa?” TE was cornered; he kept quiet.

Then I told TE straight in the face, “You asked me to be your girlfriend and you don't even recognise me???!!!”

Just imagine asking somebody whom you’ve met only once, don’t know anything about and obviously can’t recognise, to become your girlfriend? In my books it’s clearly a case of desperado and stupido.

After a moment of silence when I allowed my blood pressure to subside, we started talking.

I learned that TE is in his mid-thirties and never had a steady girlfriend. He doesn’t have a proper job despite having a business degree from the United States and had a good job in the hotel industry there. His excuse was that he is looking for a job that will pay him equivalent to the job he had when he was in the United States.

Here is clearly another bum who makes you wonder why there are so many single ladies out there.

I told TE that we should remain friends but nothing more than that. I could tell that he was disappointed, but what do you expect me to do? Said 'yes' after what he did? TE contacted me a few times after that incident but I never responded. Good riddance to bad rubbish!


Anonymous said...

Good riddance to bad rubbish indeed! This is the kind of guy that makes girls like me sigh in exasperation and give up looking for men!

Salt N Turmeric said...

No job in Msia is gonna pay you equivalent to the pay in the US. Gila or plain stupid? If you want a US pay, stay in the US lah. Like you said, memang sah just want to bum around and DESPERADO. yikes!

Julie Lim said...


You must tell your Prime Minister that if he's alarmed at the rising number of single women in Singapore, he needs to educate jerks like TE on how not to behave like a pariah fella.

And people wonder why there're so many single women out there, tsk, tsk.

Julie Lim said...


You're right - no job in Malaysia will pay equivalent as in the States. That's why this fella is a complete bodoh, bum and desperado all rolled into one!

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