Friday, March 25, 2011

LIM: Conversation With My Brother

I'm planning a summer holiday in Madrid where my mum lives. I'm picking up my brother from the Middle East on the way, and we're planning to have lots of fun.

So when I Skype my brother the other day, we have this conversation.

Me: I'll be getting an international driver's license for the trip.

Bro: Don't bother. I'll drive

Me: It's no hassle.

Bro: E, you're not driving.

Me: Why not?

Bro: Because.

Me: Is it because we drive on the other side? If so, illegal parking by the condo people has turned our 2 way road into one way, and I've been driving on the other side for the last 6 months.

Bro: It's not that.

Me: Is it because I forgot about pedestrian crossings last time? Hey, we've got one now in the industrial park now. I stop, even when the other cars are beeping for me to drive over people.

Bro: That's good. But no.

Me: Is it because I tried to bribe that guardia civil that one time? That was just a reflex action, and he forgave me when he realised why.

Bro: Hey, I'd forgotten about that!

Me: I don't drive in the emergency lane, I always indicate, and I don't drive the wrong way up a one way street to save myself a few hundred meters driving around.

Bro: I know. But you're still not driving here.

Me: You'll get bored driving me about.

Bro: I won't.

I've given in, but I'm getting my revenge. I shall have wine with every meal, and he can drive!

28 comments:

Simba said...

Hee hee hee!

The Whiskeratti said...

We hope you have a wonderful trip.

Old Kitty said...

LOL!!!! Enjoy your wine!!!! Take care
x

Katnip Lounge said...

ha ha ha! Revenge is sweet, and 12% ethanol, too.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We think you've got the best deal with your glass of wine!!
luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Cat From Hell said...

I think wine with every meal will fix him! Sweet!

Cezar and Léia said...

You are always creative!
Enjoy!
Luna and mommy Léia

Catsparella said...

Sounds like it's going to be a very fun trip! :)

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Gotta love those brothers:) Have a wonderful trip and come back with lots of photos and stories to share.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Brian said...

Just travel safely please, driving or not! Hey, he can play Driving Miss Ellen!!!

ABBY said...

Safe travels!

purrin
xoxox

Eric and Flynn said...

And don't forget to toast his health with every glass!!!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Hmmm, wonder why he says you can't drive there? We're curious.

MoMo said...

Lucky you! I never fight with my brother for the privilege to drive. It was usually the other way around when we shared a car to go to work when we worked in the same hospital.

Whisppy said...

Pure evil! Who would have guessed. *winks*

Gattina said...

Hahahaha ! that's an excellent idea, anyway usually in Spain, like in Italy, France and Belgium we normally have wine with a meal just drink a little more !

Jacqueline said...

Good for you to look on the bright side and enjoy your wine with your designated driver!!...Congratulations on your 707th post=adorable photo of handsome Au; hope he is still doing well...Happy weekend, sweet friends...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Cory said...

That sounds like a wonderful trip!

meowmeowmans said...

Way to go with the flow, EJ ... now you have an official driver during your visit! :) Have a good trip!

Neri said...

this conversation made me laugh! hehe! have a wonderful trip, Ellen!

Carol said...

LOL! Good thinking!
Enjoy your trip and your wine :)

Më| §zë said...

lol... driving in malaysia tends to unnerve others... enjoy your wine... spanish tastes great...

Life Ramblings said...

have fun in Madrid. enjoy your vacation and your wine.

Boo-Bah said...

Have a great trip. I am happy that Au is doing so well.

Sharon Wagner said...

I like the way you think!

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

You have become more Malaysian than we realised! Here is the ultimate test of Malaysian-ness:

Q: Your car breaks down in the middle of the road. What do you do?

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A: You break a leafy branch off the nearest tree and stick it in the trunk so other cars can tell that your car is not moving!

Au and Target said...

Covert Ee Lynn: Stick a leaf in the boot, of course!

Mekkan said...

What an interesting conversation! I got my driver's license in the US and I switched it to the Japanese one when I got home. The paper work for an application was easy but boy, when it comes to driving, it was awful espeically when making a right turn, I almost drove into the other lane.