The Holiday Visit
I do visit my aunt Christina on very rare occasions. She is a fashions stylist and designer hence most of the times she is never available. There times when she can be gone even for weeks for her business trips. I believe that this could be the reason that she is still single at her age of late 30’s. She can never find time for any person due to what she calls ‘her busy schedule’.
Therefore when my dad called me as we neared to break for the summer holiday, it all caught me by surprise – my aunt wanted me to spend the first days of the holiday with her. Apparently, she had decided to take a break of ‘her busy’ schedule and go holidaying – and I was her perfect choice. I knew that my boyfriend would have loved to spend time with me, but he had to wait.
After the summer break, my parents let me spend a week with them before they allowed me to visit my aunt. Throughout the 6-hour flight, I was anxious given that it was almost 4 years since I lastly saw her. She was at the airport waiting for me and she drove me to her place.
That day, we spent it indoors as we chatted and loved. She is a great cook though and I really enjoyed her food. We talked about different issues till midnight.
The following day, she decided that we go to the amusement park during the early morning hours and then in the evening we would go for an international cuisine that she had been invited to.
The International Cuisine
We arrived home early from the park because as usual, my aunt likes taking time to dress elegantly and apply make-up especially when she is going out to such an event. She went straight to her room after telling me to be dressed on time. I needn’t hurry because we had several hours to the event. So instead I went to the kitchen and prepared some shrimps. After eating I went to my room and took a nap.
One hour to the scheduled time, I got up and dressed. I came downstairs to meet my aunt dressed beautifully like a princess. She was having some wine and I pour a little. Then we went to the event.
I must admit how amazed I was to see the different foods, drinks and cocktails which had been prepared. There were so many varieties that I didn’t know what to choose. I decided to try French cuisine and wine. We took our seat where we had been reserved and waited for our meals to arrive.
Little did I know that the shrimps and pasta that had taken earlier would make my stomach rumble if I took the French cuisine? Although when I recall the moment, I still feel that even if I had known I would still have taken the cuisine.
The Nasty Scene
About 30 minutes after taking, the stomach rumbling began. I excused myself and went to the restrooms. I stayed there a bit and convinced myself that all gonna be well. I went back to our table and tried pretending that all was well despite the numerous times that my aunt asked me what was wrong.
However, it came a point where I couldn’t take it any longer because I felt like puking, I rose in haste but it wasn’t before the food that I had taken gushed out of my mouth and sprinkled on my aunt and some guest nearby. The scene was so nasty that I recall seeing some ladies run to the restroom (maybe to also puke) while my aunt started ranting. There we some guest who left the place too.
Sadly we went home where another long tirade of dos and don’ts were lectured to me. I just longed to go back home.