Monday, 21 October 2013

Sometimes my Uncle is a Fob

We had my out-of-town uncle over for thanksgiving and he was entertaining us with some stories from his recent trip to China. Apparently, some of the gwai los on his trip fell victim to pick-pockets while he avoided being swindled due to his heightened alertness. In typical fob fashion, he started to give us young folk tips on how to travel safely and protect ourselves from bad people. He went on to describe how nowadays the Chinese thieves are using tongs to reach into your pockets to steal your wallet and/or cigarettes so we need to keep all our valuables hidden inside our vests. He even gave us a straight-up Zorro-style demonstration using the tongs he grabbed out of the vegetable bowl on the dinner table.

Not to be outdone by my uncle's clear fob supremacy, my mother proudly announced that she too is a very clever traveler by exclaiming "I told ga jie to buy a decoy wallet from the dollar store to put above her real wallet!"

Nicely done, One-uppington!

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