I was almost there..I swear I was almost there, if only my brain didn’t hang for a while..
Sunday 1 June 2008 evening, Kinokuya bookstore, Suria KLCC
Kunil : Hi. I’m sorry. Do you work here ?
Pretty bookstore waitress : Hi. Yes. Why ?
Kunil : (encouraging myself)..Hmmm…Do you know where can I find manga ? (what the hell that I was saying…)
Pretty bookstore waitress : Yes of course. It’ll be at that side (pointing)
Kunil : (hey man..that’s not why you ask her)…(confused..don’t know what else to talk about) Err..I mean how do I create my own manga ? Not the manga itself. (c’mon ask her name..before it’s too late)..
Pretty bookstore waitress : (confused) Hold on Sir. I’ll check with my friend. Please follow me (guide me towards the information desk)
Pretty bookstore waitress : (talk with her friend..type at the computer..talk again with her friend)
Kunil : (cold sweat-ed..cannot think anymore..my blood rushed out towards my face, but not into my brain)
Pretty bookstore waitress : Sir, I think the book is located on the second floor. You can go there and ask the information counter over there.
Kunil : (totally blank..need hard reset before I could talk)…(hard reset done..ask her name)….(1..2…3.. I can’t)..Thank you..(totally embarrassed..looking for exit door..walking towards exit door).
Pretty bookstore waitress : Err..Sir ? The stairway to the second floor is on this way (pointing to the opposite of my direction)
Kunil : Yes of course..(couldn’t think anything about it)..Thank you..(arrgh..)
End of the story
Ok. That’s pretty stupid. I think, I could (and should) improvise it like this:
Kunil : Btw, may I know your phone number ?
Pretty bookstore waitress (most predictable answer) : Why ?
Kunil : In case I’m lost in the second floor, can I ask you for help ?
If she hesitate to give the number or give any negative response, it’s the end of the game. Otherwise, I should ask her name:
Kunil : What should I call you ? My name is Daniel..
And that’s the end of the procedure