Ouch! That's not a very nice thing to hear, is it? But that was what my loving, most understanding husband, Mer, asked me the other day. Here's what happened...
I was buying waffles and the person behind the counter asked for my order...
Me: saya nak waffle dua.
Girl: tu saja, kak?
Me: ya. Berapa, kak?
Girl: RM 6...terima kasih, kak.
Me: kak, berapa lama siap?
Girl: 5 minit, kak.
Do you notice anything wrong? I honestly didn't, at first. Then Mer popped the question...
Mer: you think you're that young?
Me: huh? What do you mean? (surprised that my man would ask such question out of the blue)
Mer: she's clearly younger than you and you're calling her 'kak'.
(I took a second look at the girl behind the counter and analyzed her this time.)
Me: oh yeah... (now that I look at her, she's probably around 20 years old)
The thing about me is, I automatically address anyone as 'kakak' or 'abang', regardless of how old they are (unless that person is clearly a kid).
Mer said I should accept the fact that I'm not as young and should learn to call people like them 'dik'.
*sigh* Yes dear...