Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Lucky Number 8

This is one story you thought you'd never hear..

I moved from Taman Tun Dr. Ismail to Bukit Jelutong in 2005. Our house was one of the first few to be built in the area while around us were just empty lands. It sure was quiet without neighbours nearby. 

In 2008 our next door neighbour started building, much to our delight. But they took their time in building and finally completed construction in 2011. In the end, they decided to sell/rent it. So we are still neighbourless :( But something about their house that puzzles us..

We hear weird noises at night! Sounds on footsteps, knocking, screaming...

Kidding! Got you, didn't I?'s actually their house number! We were number 8 and they were 85? Seriously? We've been lucky number 8 for the last six years. I thought, do these chinese neighbours want the ong number so bad that they simply changed their house number? 

Didn't think too much about it and left it as it is.

We had the TM people over to install Unifi and then the puzzle pieces came together. According to them, house number 8 is still an empty land. We are actually house number 83! They couldn't install the high-speed broadband on the wrong address so we had to resubmit our application.

I was dumbfounded when I found out! 83?? All these years we've been missing a digit to our house number? Went to MBSA for an explanation and all they did was giggle and said,"there was a typing error."


That's the DUMBEST mistake anyone could make! And they had the heart to giggle about it. Don't they know how much hassle it will be for us to change our mailing address? My wedding invitation card had house number 8 on it. What do I tell Raees when he grows up reading the card and asks why we were married at our neighbour's house?

The MBSA personnel sensed that we were gonna make a lot of noise about their screw up and was very efficient in clearing all matters pertaining to the house number.

I know this may sound silly, but I liked being in house number 8. Now that we are number 83, it's just...different.


ameris said...

mcm ni pun ada ke??? so funny lahh..

Nurul Aima Hj Kaim said...

this is serious matter tapi lucu jg bila imagine raees akan tny soklan macam tu T__T

rara said...

luckily the postmens weren't confused all these while?

Glam Mama Adriana said...


Sometimes...there are no words.

Yaati Nor said...

mcm2 MBSA nak buat alasan.

faizah sukeri said...

haha macam kelakar..tapi kalau dah jiran 85, logik rumah k.irin 83..sebab housing no selalunya mcm tu.either odd no. or even no.
tapi macam ''HOW COULD THIS HAPPENED?' .. hehe..habis tu postman buat keje mcm mana..memang pelik..