It was 12:03a.m and I was packing Ayah's stuff for his trip to Bangkok later today. He'll be taking the 6:00p.m flight from KLIA, and ideally he will have to leave for KLIA at 3:30p.m.
The kids will be in school and I will be at my office then, and Ayah doesn't want to push off from SD as there'll only be Daryati at home then. So, PJ it is - meaning that all his stuff needs to be packed before we hit the sack tonight, as Ayah will be bringing his luggage with him when he goes to work early tomorrow morning, and he will go back to Mak's house around 2:45p.m, and the Airport Limo will be there at 3:30p.m to fetch and send him to the airport.
Wanting to make sure that things will not repeat itself like what happened here, I went through his normal "to-bring" list and ticked off all the items which were already in the bag, until I reached the part which said "Passport".
I couldn't see the passport anywhere - not in his hand-luggage which he used when he went to Kobe early this month; not in the drawer, not on the dressing table. I spent a good 10 minutes searching for it, after which I called out to Ayah who was downstairs doing some work.
Me : Ayah! Where's your passport?!
Ayah : My passport? Errr...tak ade kat atas ke?
Me : Nope.
Ayah : (15 seconds of deafening silent, and then -) Hmmmmm...it's not with me laa!
Me : ????!!!! What do you mean it's NOT with you? You need it for your Bangkok trip esok!
Ayah : I terlupa laa - it's with B** Y*n. I gave it to her hari tu coz' she's applying for my Visa for my China trip next month....
(B** Y*n is one of the Drug Companies representatives who's arranging/organizing Ayah's trip to the CIT Conference in Beijing)
Me : (Aaaaaarrrrrrggghhhhh!!! Malas nak layan macam ni!!!!!)
And I continued packing Ayah's other stuff.
Ten minutes later, Ayah came up. He was on the phone with B** Y*n. It was 12:35a.m. After getting the directions to go to B** Y*n's place, he put down the phone.
Ayah : I have to go and get my passport from her tonight la...coz' she'll be in Sheraton the whole day esok and will not be able to drop the passport at the hospital. And I have a busy clinic esok and I won't be able to go and see her!
Me : Where's her house?
Ayah : Per**na Con*o - Dama**a*a P*r**na
Me : (Nasib baik la dia tak surrender your passport to the Chinese Embassy lagi...And nasib baik la jugak dia tak duduk kat Kuala Selangor ke, Meru ke....)
And just as I'm writing this, Ayah is on his way to collect his passport from B** Y*n...