I am always at my usual coffee shop, chatting with my usual breadfast buddies and chasing my insatiable cups of coffe "O", sometimes intermittingly,unintentionaliy eavesdropping to funny conversations coming from other patrons in this coffee shop.
Was there this morning, there came two ladies,(probably in their mid forties), seated across my table, usually I would take notice of so called new patrons to this coffee shop at a glance for most of the mornings, it would only be the regulars.
Suddenly, one of them started to talk a little loudly in Hokkien, cursing a little here and there and the subject of her wrath was the husband, it was quiet audible in what she was saying. She was complaining to her friend why she resorted to stealing money from her husband's wallet in the wee hour of the morning.
Relentlessly, she said how the husband did not bring money home, yet he could go out and drink everynight, how he didn't even bother to know if the utilities bills were paid or not except that he would religiously make sure the internet bill was always promptly paid for his football betting habit.
She seemed so oblivious to the surrounding, may be she was really frustrated and wanting to vend it out there and then. She was telling her friend again, she would periodically steal money from her husband if he didn't bother to bring money home, period.
Now i am thinking what would i do if i were to be that "damsel in distress" and just thinking did she have this problem long ago, if yes why is she tolerating it.....
And sometimes i am thinking, as married couple do we really talk about MONEY with our spouse openly and sincerely?
P/S : The oxymoron of stealing rightfully.......?