Jom gossip, jom?
There were some dramatic suggestions on how we should have a something-something because it's an essential thing to have by some quarters. The reality is that we don't really need it and it was rather costly to procure for just us. It's not easy to maintain, too. Who knew better than me, right? I was entrusted to take care of it all by myself once upon a time!
Besides, there are other ways to overcome such 'shortcomings'.
I suggested the simplest of ways, but that seemed to flew right over everyone's head. They seek to find the answers from the 'guru' and guess what? His suggestion was exactly what I put forth in the first place. His reasoning was exactly what I said, too, word for word.
Next time, don't discount my voice too soon, yeah? It'd saved you a lot of time going back and forth. Hmph!
Today MrDJ and I managed to play catch-up online. We haven't chatted for a while. He told me an amusing story...
A friend of ours had decided to agree with his mother's wish to live with him. He'll fly back home next month for Christmas as well as to sort out the permanent move. I'm happy with his decision -- she's been wanting to come live here for ages! She lived in that faraway land, alone, while her son makes his living here (macam tak nak balik je?).
The amusing part?
You see, he had purchased a very expensive condo and the building is about to be ready. There are 2 towers, very upscale, in the middle of the city. His unit has 3 bedrooms, so immediately I thought that could be the reason why he changed his mind after all these years. But turns out, he'll be renting another unit just for her... IN THE OTHER TOWER!
The love of his life do not want to sacrifices their privacy I'm told. How could you let 'that person' treat your mother like that? How could you let 'that person' dictate how to care for your own mother? Bila nak capital pandai lak mintak dia tolong!
It just doesn't make sense lah. If said rented unit either a floor above or below or just down the corridor, boleh dimaafkan lagi la kan. Another tower? Fo' real? Might as well get her to stay in a serviced apartment then. There's one just across the road from where he'll be. She's so old, how can they let her live alone?
She's probably better off staying where she is now. At least, she's surrounded with friends and in-house care taker.
Tak masuk akal betul!