Asna and I had just left AzuraAzwa for her final fitting, when she requested that I bring her to Tutti Frutti, a few meters away from where we were standing.
Before we got out of the house earlier, I recall her letting me know that she was bringing some money, “So I can buy my own Tutti Frutti, Cikyong.” I was proud that she’s started to become more responsible in that sense — spending own money instead of asking others to buy the things she wants.
So we went into the store and grabbed the empty cups. Asna started filling in hers with a generous amount of frozen yogurt. Then, she proceeded to the counter and started filling it with strawberries and gummy bears.
There was nobody at the counter the whole time. We could hear the azan outside, so I assumed that the cashier was inside, praying. We placed both our cups on the counter.
“I only have RM2.80,” she suddenly told me.
“What! How are you going to pay for your Tutti Frutti?”
She assumed it would be only RM5.30 (unaware that the price is per 100 grams) and that I would be able to chip in. I refuse.
“You put so much, I bet your cup will cost a lot.”
I weighed her cup myself, since the cashier wasn’t around.
WTF it was more than 200gm! I gave her an estimation of how much it would cost and sneakily removed most of the cash I had in my wallet to give her an impression that I didn’t have that much money with me.
“When you said you brought money I thought you were planning to pay for your own frozen yogurt. I only have money to pay for mine now, see!”
Upon realizing that I wasn’t able to help her out, she panicked, took her cup and went to the counter where all the toppings were.
“Maybe we can put these back!”
She was thinking of putting all the strawberries and gummy bears, smothered with strawberry frozen yogurt, back into the trays -_- Had to stop her.
“You cannot put them back once you’ve taken them.”
Shortly, the cashier returned and Asna was blank.
I felt a little sympathetic so I took out my cash and paid for both our cups. On the way back to our car, I began telling her off for expecting other people to pay for her things.
“Okay, I learned my lesson. Next time I will bring enough money for Tutti Frutti.”
I think now when we go out together, I’ll give her some allowance and make sure she’s aware that’s how much she can spend.