Dec 8, 2016 was most memorable. I went for tea with an old friend who was a client. Her cat was very sick and the veterinary nurse of another vet asked her to go to another vet clinic. She would soon be employed by this other vet. She came to Toa Payoh Vets instead. Many years ago.
Today, I assumed it would just be a simple tea from 3 pm to 6 pm as invited by her. The last time we met, it was to celebrate New Year. I had sms her whether she would be celebrating Christmas which she does every year. I thought of going overseas for a break. She invited me for tea to catch up. Sometimes, she would not reply to my text message enquiring about her health. So, I attended the tea. Her sister was with her. I sat opposite her. Her sister sat to her left.
We spoke about her past life. Now she is very successful and everyone thinks it comes easy. I know that no success come easy as I had witnessed her from the pits of despair to the present day success of too many jobs. Others in the industry are lamenting and dying, retrenching staff.