Two weekends ago, Princess and I went to shop in Pavilion. We normally shop in Sungai Wang because everything there is cheaper but we had just gotten our pay cheques not long ago being the beginning of the month so we were feeling rich.
We decided to go somewhere with class and shop with all the tai tai's. We went kai kai around Bukit Bintang and settled for Pavilion.
Upon getting to Pavilion and looking at the people around us we began to notice something amiss. We were at a very high class place... but dressed extremely LOW CLASS.
Princess was wearing shorts with a Hello Kitty T-shirt.
And I was dressed in jeans, sneakers and a Stewie T-shirt that said "I'd love to stay and chat but you're a total bitch!".
So low class that they wouldn't let me anywhere near the Ferrari they had on display.
Nevertheless, we decided that we weren't dressed the part but we were going to try to act the part. So we very nonchalantly walked into the Tag Heuer shop near the Bukit Bintang entrance.
When we walked in there were some other middle-aged men checking out the watches and the staff there were helping them try on some watches.
We walked in and smiled at everyone around us but nobody really paid us any attention. Then I tried to get a bit more attention by going nearer to some of the watches and pretending to be interested.
Finally a saleswoman there came over to help.
Acting the part, I asked to see one of the watches that were in the glass case right below my elbow. She took out the watch and I tried it on then asked how much.
The saleswoman replied
"This one is RM8,000".
I NEARLY VOMITED BLOOD but I reminded myself that I was playing the part so I pretended to say
"Oh... that's not very expensive at all... right Princess?"
And turned to Princess. Princess played along and nodded.
I was hoping Princess would play along even more and say something that would make us look like Aristocrats. You know... perhaps say
"Darling... we have to hurry. Remember you have to meet the guys to play Polo later".
But she did none of that. All she did was sit down on the chair and look at herself in the mirror while adjusting her fringe like a schoolgirl!
Seriously Baby! You gave us both away!
To make matters worse, I was looking at one of the watches there when I got a phone call from my brother. So I was holding my phone with one hand and holding the watch with the other when I accidentally dropped the watch on the glass panel.
I heard a loud "PIAANG" (nothing broke fortunately).
And I just went
The expression on the salesgirl's face was priceless. The minute I picked up the watch and put it down again on the leather mat she quickly grabbed it to keep it away from me.
I could almost tell what was running through her mind at the time
"Fucking college kid... get out of my damn shop already before you break something you can't afford".
So Princess and I quickly excused ourselves by saying the usual goodbye line to salesgirls
"I'll come back later".
We left the Tag shop and started walking around. Princess then decided that she wanted to make an entrance at the Gucci shop. So Hello Kitty and Stewie went to Gucci.
Damn shy okay? But we decided to be brave anyway!
We walked in then quickly walked one round in the shop and darted for the exit before they called on two big bouncers to throw us out.
At the end of the day Princess and I left Pavilion feeling very unaccomplished. Even with our newly received pay cheques, we still couldn't afford to buy almost everything in Pavilion except for the egg tart in the basement.
But we HAD to buy something from Bukit Bintang! For bragging rights if anything!
So we walked out of Pavilion down the road into a 7-11 in an alley nearby and I bought Princess an ice-cream. Fortunately Princess isn't materialistic.
An ice-cream was all that was necessary to make Hello Kitty happy.
And making Hello Kitty happy is all that you need to make Stewie happy.