Stupidest Request Ever

This is possibly the best wanton noodle in Singapore. And this caption doesn’t really have anything to do with my story below. 


I was queuing up at Hwa Kee this evening, you know, the really good wanton noodle stall at East Coast Parkway hawker centre with the loveliest char siew bits in town.

I reached the stall just in time, right before a long queue formed behind me.

Then this short, stocky guy comes up to me from the left side and he asked:

“Can you let me stand in front of you? This was my place just now.”

I processed this question in my head for like one second and said: “Please go behind the queue.”

“But I was standing here just now!”

“And how would I know that?”

He glared at me angrily and said: “OK! Carry on!” and he stomped to the back of the long queue.

Till now, I can’t believe that conversation happened.

I try to believe everyone is worth a measure of respect but that guy is a real idiot.

8 Replies to “Stupidest Request Ever”

  1. Haha! That’s hilarious!

    That has got to be the latest trick in the book. Cos’ some people will be so stumped, spend longer than the one second you took comtemplating it, by which time, he’d already hollered out his order.

    This reminds me of what to say when people ask ‘do you know who I am?’

    Q: Do you know who I am?
    A: Why, have you forgotten who you are?


  2. Mr Tan,

    glad wanton violence or even a riot did not break out in such a tense situation.

    Too many queue-cutting Singaporeans think only of themselves lah.

    You know, the “Mee First” syndrome.

  3. The cheek of that guy. He left the queue and expected to just get it back? He clearly thought you were gullible. Wait – did he place a packet of tissue on the ground? 😛

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