There are many reasons why I am reproducing the story below. One, as you must have suspected, I am experiencing what most over enthusiastic bloggers experience after a while, i.e. – blogger’s block. How pathetic it is to run out of ideas and to rehash old jokes forwarded to your mail. But this one, seeing its Valentine’s Day – is for those old romantic couples…of course I have given it a local treatment too. This is dedicated to Charles and Camilla as they share their old age together.
A couple in their seventies, walked in hand in hand to the warung and ordered a plate of nasi ayam and a glass of teh tarik. They also asked for an extra plate and an extra empty glass. All eyes were on them as people hardly see old couples holding hands and still very much besotted by each other.
When their order arrived, the woman carefully divided the food – two pieces of the chicken for the husband and two for her. Two scoops of rice for husband and two scoops of rice for her. The same with the teh tarek. Then she lovingly watched her husband eat, oblivious to the stares.
One concerned youngster approached them, and thinking they lacked money, offered to buy another plate of chicken rice. They politely refused.
When the husband finished eating, he went to the sink to wash his hands. The concerned youngster approached the old lady again and offered to buy her food. And again, she refused. The husband came back, sat down and lovingly handed to her something in a tissue.
Its his dentures, which his wife carefully fitted in her mouth, before proceeding to enjoy her nasi ayam.
“You see," the husband told the dumbstruck youngster, "we share everything!”