Mr. MG: “Uncle, where is your maid today?”

Hawker Stall Uncle: “She’s my wife.”

Oops! Have you ever made such a mistake? It can be pretty embarrassing… for both parties. The one making the mistake as well as the mistaken. The one making the mistake usually feels more embarrassed and rightfully so. We should all think before we speak and when in doubt….. shut up. Haha.

Have you ever been mistaken as the maid etc? Once, Mr MG was mistaken as the grandfather to our daughter. Hahaha. Luckily it was not me who was being mistaken, otherwise…. *sharpening fangs silently*. I don’t know how that could have happened. Mr. MG does not look old. But then, we married late and had our kids late so people would not expect us to still have children so young.

If not for the fact that I am a little bit fair, the way I dress and run after the kids in public places, I think I would probably have been mistaken as the maid countless times too. *sharpening fangs again*. So next time, when making conversation for the sake of making small talk, try to avoid the issue of identities if you don’t know alright so that you won’t embarrass yourself the way we did.

The lady helping at the stall really did look like a foreign maid even though she always seemed to act in a si tau poh (lady boss) kind of way and she always had her two kids at the stall with her. However we don’t know her status, so we should have kept mum instead of assumming. Hehe.

Have you ever mistaken anyone for a maid before or worse still be mistaken as one?

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