Tuesday, February 19, 2008

One expensive plate




We went out for dinner at this Western cafe near our place. They claim to serve Tony Roma's kind of food. (ya, rite!) The owner came out of the shop and was trying her best to convince us about the food, bla bla bla and we eventually went in. The cafe was empty and even Harvynna remarked, 'How come nobody else came here?'


Anyway, Rowena got bored and insisted on getting out of her high chair and was already yelling at the top of her voice. We put her down and she was walking all over the place till she went to the side where they had some 'kayu jati' plates and bowls on display. She pulled one out and before I could rush there to take if off her...... she threw it on the floor and it broke. As the place was empty, all the staff's eyes were on her and the owner immediately came up to us and looked at the bowl and blabbered on an on about how it is authentic kayu jati and very fragile and have to be very careful and we have to pay for it!! It was a whopping RM85 for a really hideous plate.


We swore never to go back there again and of course, Rowena got a good scolding from us, while Harvynna enjoyed every minute of it. Because, for once, Rowena was getting scolding and not her.


Whenever, I asked Rowena why she threw the plate, she would pretend to hyperventilate and breathe heavily. I was really annoyed with her as she was trying to test her limits by throwing the plate till later she gave me her sweet look and kept saying 'sorry mummy'. But of course, Harvynna kept teling me not to talk to her as she was really naughty and not to bring Rowena out the next time we go out.


I think we have to stay away from any fragile places especially at departmental stores or we will end up spending lots of money on broken stuff.


6 comments:

Mommy to Chumsy said...

oh man...rm85 for a plate? which restaurannt eh? i'll go take a peek at their food..hehehhe. poor rowena must be terrified.

etceteramommy said...

Wow.. expensive dinner! Why they go on put such expensive plate on easily accessible place. Not entirely Rowena's fault I would say.....

Malaika's mummy said...

RM85!! That's one expensive plate.

Baby Smooches said...

hehehe.. It takes RM85 to teach us a lesson sometimes.

Hmm... why don't you say that you will get another one for the restaurant... Go get some cheap plate and sendiri do something about it and then claim, "this one cost RM185, but keep the change". haha

mom2ashley said...

i guess that place is not a child friendly place ya...I wont go there either...aidan has a tendency to reach out and grab stuff..

Sasha said...

wow..she can say sorry mummy?

Anyway, why the heck they go and display so expensive plate la? shud keep in the glass cabinet or something right?