My father wanted to close his joint account with me and transfer the money into a Fixed Deposit Account. So I brought him to the bank which has extended banking hours. Jaymes tagged along as he was bored at home.
The bank was quite packed after so many days of Chinese New Year holidays. Jaymes managed to find a seat for his grandpa while we waited to be served. My name was called and I went to the counter to collect some forms which have to be filled up.
As I was instructing Jaymes on how to fill up the forms, some one called me.
I looked up and was stunned to recognise a familiar face. I couldn't utter a word. It took almost an eternity before I could managed a feeble 'Hi!' He smiled awkwardly and addressed my Dad who ignored him with a loud 'hng'. Jaymes suddenly greeted him,"Uncle!"
His face showed disbelief, then looked at me and asked,"Your son?"
"Yup!" I replied empathically, a wicked smile formed on my face. I was triumphant.
"I didn't expect your son to be so grown up. How are you?" He tried to hide his uneasiness.
"Can eat, can shit, can sleep - never been better!" Without giving him any chance to ask any more questions, I turned and walked towards the Enquiry counter.
Suddenly I was overcome with emotions. I felt an ache in my heart which started spreading to my jaws. I clenched them tight. My eyes were moist. I tried very hard to keep the tears from tumbling out. I thought I had gotten over the heartache ages ago. But the pain remained. A teller noticed and asked if I'm alright.
"I have a pain in my chest." She quickly brought me to rest in the Bank Manager's office. And asked if I needed a doctor. I told her I needed a rest and asked her to get Jaymes who rushed in. He was clearly concerned and fussed over me.
To cut a long story short, that man was my first love. He wooed me, made me crazy over him and then dumped me to marry a rich, fat girl! The girl's father provided him with capital to start his own business which is doing well today.
I have met his wife at one dinner function. She doesn't know me. He deserved the sow. And his 4 daughters. He must have regrets, seeing me now and my wonderful son. HA HA HA........ yes, I'm wicked. Nothing feels better than to know that you have what the person wanted.
In the evening, Jaymes came up to ask,"Who's that man?"
I was tempted to cook up a his-your-real-Dad tragedy to shock him. But decided against it because if he believed, I would be asking for trouble. So I told him the story.
" What!? 你眼睛帖stamps 啊! (You're blind!) "
I rolled my eyes. Suddenly I hate all monkeys.