One of them that I've been doing is to pay more attention to the daily quotes and observe the situations more closely, especially on human behaviours.
Better Than The Movies
Sometimes we laugh at how silly some movie lines can be... but well, they are in fact not far off from our daily lives.
"Wah, bunyi handphone dia tu... canggih lah" (Wow, his handphone sound... so modern lah).... a lady says to her friend when my phone rang in a public mall in Singapore. She spoke loud enough to her friend and all around to hear, including myself who was walking beside them.
Of course, I acted as if I didn't understood what they were saying - for I don't think she expected me to understand the statement lah.
In fact this is not new. I've done this a few times now - acting as if I don't understand a word uttered - most of the times laughing inside.
But once in a while, I do like to spring a surprise or two at times - answering back in the same language when they least expected.
This usually happens when at the counter for something and the people talk in a language they think you don't understand. I suggest you to try this if given the chance, as you'll get to then see the 'horror' look (plus the 'mata terbeliak' - popped eyes!). Lol.
Worst Movie Line
Another incident was also quite weird. I was filling up some lucky draw coupon with the pen I brought. Then someone wanted to borrow it to fill up his coupon, which of course I lent him.
But after he used it, he just asked "Do you need your pen back?" Huh - what a question... seriously, do one need to ask?
I would say if this goes into the movies, it will be in 'The top 10 worst movie lines ever!'
Well the next one is not so much about the line. Anyway, it happened the same time while filling up the coupons.
Someone came up and asked "That one what?". And before I know it, he tries to reach out to my coupons while I'm writing them. Again, huh?
These scenarios sure are kinda weird... and it really proves that Hollywood is not far off! Talk about bad lines - they are all around us.
One more thing - I'm not sure if these scenarios & lines can ever be used for the movies. But if ever it is used, I believe the disclaimer should then be "If ever any characters depicted resembles anyone, it is purely intentional"!
*How bout you? Have you had any such weird scenarios?