Daily Prompt : Here’s the title of your post: “An Offer I Couldn’t Refuse.”
My handphone rang.
It is a rare occurance. I’m much of a message-type of girl, not the tied-up-by-the-chatting kind of person. As time goes by, most people who kept in touch with me, just called because it’s really important or urgent. What you give is what you get, I guess.
Of course, a landline number. Another mystery before I answer the call. The hustle and bustle of the school’s student outside the room, as if, suddenly became distant as I answered the phone.
It was an office number; a good friend is calling from her office. As she was asking about the usual pleasantries, my head wondered the actual reason of the call.
We were great friends back then, as events and life came between us, we rarely met up. The SMS and call get less frequent and came to a standstill. But when we meet up, we cannot stop talking.
” Wei, I miss youla… well, I have something to ask of you? Since we hadn’t seen each other for a long time..”
” Depends on what you’re asking..” Nervous laughter. I’m always on guard when people asks me that question.
” Well, I have a seminar I have to attend in Malacca..but the thing is there’s nobody to accompany me..I don’t like being alone in hotel rooms..and it’s boring because I had been there many times”
” The lodgings is at A Famosa Resort, inside The Theme Park..the seminar is 3 days and two nights..”
” Very interesting…”. I was drooling.
“Plus..you can borrow the company’s car while I attend the seminar to go around Malacca..”
She works for one of the biggest Japanese carmakers in the world. I can already imagine myself speeding, within the limits of course, my way to the World Heritage Site.
I had been wanting to go to Malacca really badly at that time. The last time I was there, was with my family together when my father was still alive. I checked out the offer at Groupon, but somehow I didn’t bought it.
Now I know why I hesitated. ALLAH gave me a better offer to go there.
” Alhamdulillah, wei, I’ve been wanting to go there, like crazy!”
” Great! We can go sightseeing when I’m free. And plus, we can catch up on old time..thank you by the way for doing this..I owe you one!”
” No, thank you! We are going to have a great time! Woohooooo!!”
By the time the conversation’s done, everyone in the teacher’s room probably heard my woohoo-ing.
So, Alhamdulillah, we went to Malacca together and had a great time. I saw almost everything I wanted to see.
During my ‘safari’ trip at A Famosa Resort theme park, the truck I was on that was passing through the tiger’s cage suddenly got a flat tyre. In between 3 tigers watching, we had to change trucks by jumping to another truck. Adrenaline rush.
Guess what? The next year, my family and I went again there. Had more fun still.
I know it’s not Paris, or Switzerland or any other place, but at that moment it was an offer I couldn’t refuse.
I am open to any other travelling offers.
Depends on what you are asking, of course.