Call me sour grape or whatever you like but if i were to share this with you, you may think that i am entitled to being a sour grape, albeit not the green eye monster.(still dont understand?)
Well, over the weekend i had a kind of small reunion with 2 of my ladies friends, they were like my 20 years old friends, two of these friends are divorced and remarried, one of them is doing very well in Australia, the other is kind of still languishing and grapple with the hard knocks of life.
As i was sitting in Coffee Bean waiting for both of them, the one doing not too good came first, and she looked so happy in seeing me after a few years, she gave me a hugged and i gladly responded with another, shortly after this another friend came, i knew at the first that almost her whole body was decorated with branded stuffs, A LV bag was the most visible one,( i guess that one cost about RM20k, i was right when she told me later)
It all started with all the normal pleasantries exchanged, then the real drama unfolded and my exitement of meeting up with old friends suddenly died off.
The pompous lady(the rich one) started to comment about the other friend that how shabby and not so fashionable she looked, and how she should learn to pamper herself just like she did, bla bla bla and more bla bla, i was sitting, hearing all these unwarranted of advice coming from a rich friend directed at a not so rich friend, and the latter looked so dejected.
When she was done with her, her attention was drawn to me this time around, she asked did i go for any holiday with the family, i just said ya, my family just came back from Vietnam, oops then she started her salvos again, than she had been to Vietnam so many times lah, bla bla bla and more bla bla, then she said well you should go to Switzerland for ice-ski or this or that, i just nodded and keeping mum and trying to digress.
Then suddenly she spotted my sun-glasses of 5 years, she inquired what brand it was, i told her and she said she never heard it before for all her sun glasses were Prada, Gucci or Channel she boasted, at this point i was really choked.
As i was struggling with the conversation me and i guess the not so rich friend included,suddenly the "rich friend" suggested that we go for dinner a seafood dinner which she said she would play host, because according to her the next time she came back would be a long while, she had to fly to her and fly to there. I was looking at my not so rich friend for an answer to her suggestion and i got the cue that she was not keen like i did, so i just told her i had to take my mum out for dinner and gladly rejected her.
I promised myself that i would not love to meet up with her again next time, if meeting up old friends only to show who is rich or who is not.
Q)Do you have such kind of friend.?
P/S : So what. You've got your Prada, i've also got my Bata. You've got your Gucci, i've also got my Padini. You've got your Chloe. i've also got my Vincci.