"The Distasteful Kismet of the Moon"
March 2, 2015
I suddenly felt a dryness in my throat so I decided to stop by a convenience store to grab a drink since it’s just beside the entrance of our subdivision. This day is exhausting yet productive. Our thesis defense is a positive and I got hired for a part-time job! Maybe it’s my lucky day!
I bought a can of my favorite soda and a cheese sandwich to finish this perfect day. I guided myself to a nearby table and placed my stuff beside me as I prepare my treats. As I took a bite from my sandwich I thought to myself..
“Is there really such thing as a perfect lucky day?”
Then some little punk snatched my drink. My precious drink! I can’t face the end of the day without showering my taste buds with that! Get back! I tried to chase the kid but a rushing lady accidentally bumped into me and my sandwich flew as if it was a bird unleashed into the wild. The lady did not apologized and continued on her way leaving me still pissed about what happened.
“There goes my lucky day,” was the only words I was able to say followed by a sigh.
“Well, it’s not that late to call it that,” said by a random voice behind me.
I turned around to see a guy smiling at me. He was wearing white shirt and denim jeans. But what I really noticed about him are his bright smile that reveals his dimples. Cute. I muttered.
“It’s only 11:14 PM so it is too early for you to declare this day unlucky,” he said in a very calming voice.
“Hmm.. I guess you’re right,” I replied.
“Ha ha. Come on. You are still lucky, you know?”
“How can you say so?”
“Well, first off, I am the owner of this store and today we are having this promo!” he said enthusiastically.
“So you can still call it lucky,” then he gave me a shoulder pat.
“I don’t get it.”
“Let me explain further. The promo says that you just have to present the receipt when you purchased Milk! Milk! in Can and you’ll get another one for free!” he almost exclaimed saying that hoping it’ll cheer me up.
“Oh that's very nice! Guess I can still call this day lucky after all. Thank you, mister..?”
“Pablo. And you?”
What is this feeling? It feels like my heart suddenly wants to burst into tiny bits. I feel so butterfingered. I almost dropped my things. Ahhhh.. I’ve never been so nervous like this even in our thesis defense earlier. Err, I wanna go home right now.
“Here’s the receipt. You’re a lifesaver. Thank you!”
“No problem! I just wanted to repay my debt,”
“This is your freebie, Miss Tanya. Enjoy!” he said with a soulful smile on his face.
Err those dimples again! I must go now!
“I’ll be taking my leave now. Thank you, Mr. Pablo!”
“I’m glad to be of help. I don’t like blue people here, you know? Ha ha. Please do come again, Miss-Lucky-Day Tanya!”
I went on my way home so I can have myself some rest for the happenings I’ve experienced. But the pleasant feeling I’ve had when I saw Pablo’s smile etched on my mind. I wanna see it once again.