Not at all wordless but a wordy Wednesday post ahead 😉
31st December 2019
It was the last day of the decade and we were still in “what to do this time” mode. Here ‘we’ included extended family along with mine. Every other suggestion to do something together was fizzing out like the bubble from the bottle of effervescent drink. After many trials and tribulations, read utter exhaustion, we zeroed in on a dinner at a restaurant across the road…what a find one would say 🙁
By the time we reached and grabbed a much silent corner to turn it into a noisy nook, it was nearing 10 pm. Our heterogeneous group had as many children as adults. Ordering the food thus was an uphill task. After much deliberation, the order for the first course of the meal was placed.
I was pleasantly surprised as in no time, we were served the fried noodles and green salad with cabbage shavings which usually are the accompaniments of mun-chow soup. However the joy was short-lived. After waiting for more than 20 minutes, turning a deaf ear to the growing grumbles of the hungry bears around, including me, was rather making everyone run out of patience.
“Don’t end 2019 on a grumpy bear note”, reminded the half spirited voice within. I paid heed to it and decide to distract myself. Tada…I made this face. However instead of making a smiley face, what I made looked like a “food please”, “Open-mouthed” face.
Rumbling of the esurient soul, I wish to call it, gave everyone enough fodder to crack jokes and while away the time till the food was served!