Sam and I went to Starbucks for some drinks. At 1st I suggested Uncle Ben’s which we both hadn’t tried but she was lazy to walk over to Uncle Ben’s – she suggested Starbucks and I was ok with it.
We had a slice of choc & coffee cake – it was delicious. :)
Sam wanted to order a pot of tea, “Can refill, we share.”
But I thought they didn’t have refillable tea. “But other drinks are almost the same price. Refill also can refill twice only mar.”
I asked the staff, “Which one is the latest?”
She showed the thin sheet of paper –
Hot Chocolate, Hot Caramel and Hot
sth Hazelnut Choc. 1 of the ingredients for Hot sth Hazelnut had finished. Caramel, IMHO, is too sweet. We already ordered choc cake too.
I asked Sam, “Ice blended ok not?”
She nodded. “Let’s have tea lar. In pot.”
“Which 1 is in pot?” she asked the staff.
“The press – tea or coffee.”
She was disappointed.
I thought she was a bit cheapskate… ok, frugal.
“Ice blended mocha ok not?” I went for my favourite coffee.
“Ok ler..” she answered.
We updated each other on mutual friends. :)
Then she gave indirect advice which sounded like direct advice. Again.
It goes something like this, “You have the key already. So educated. But you wasted your time in your previous job.”
I didn’t waste time. I learnt a lot from my retail experiences. But I accepted her input because I believe everyone has the right to speak.
She disagreed. “You shouldn’t let people perceive you as like this. You must make people fuk you. With your education achievements, you could work for big companies like Phizer, get lots of money and career success.”
That’s the thing. I disagreed with her opinion. Everyone has their own dreams and ambition. I had no interest in becoming a marketing staff for medical and pharmaceutical companies even though the pay is really good. Likewise, I had no interest in becoming a company owner just because (if) I was given the chance to become 1 in a company that works in a field I am not intested in.
Success – the definition of success also depends on individual.
1. the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors.
2. the attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like.
3. a successful performance or achievement: The play was an instant success.
4. a person or thing that is successful: She was a great success on the talk show.
5. Obsolete. outcome.
[Origin: 1530–40; < L successus, equiv. to succēd-, s. of succēdere to succeed + -tus suffix of v. action, with dt > ss]
—Synonyms 2. achievement, fame, triumph.
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.0.1)
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Some people think that being happy is successful while others need to have high position in a company. Some wants freedom to travel, spend. Accumulate wealth. Respect from others. Approval even.
However, hearing her “advice” is an encouragement although I felt like she was looking down on me. Sometimes people’s intentions are misunderstood. She definately meant well, she thought I could do better than a Sales Assistant in a retail company.
Then I had stomach ache ooooo *grimace*