Quoted by Mufti Ismail Menk
Last night I had another (major) relapse. I was crying hard from missing Adam and having to sleep alone. Worse, Adam was nowhere to answer the phone.
So I had to opt for my safest resort - my mum.
It was nearly 5 in the morning, and if I were her I would probably answer the phone with an hour lecture of the importances of a good sleep. Instead, she answered with a worried voice. "What happened?"
Not for long though. Right after I mentioned "Rindu Adam" with a loud snort and endless sobs, she immediately went like, "AGAIN?"
Honestly she used to be worried sick that I'm missing my husband like I could get a heart attack and die dramatically if I didn't get to see him. And now she's like, "Meehh, biasa la tu."
She even added, "Baru je balik kan? Sabar laahhh."
Which didn't help much, of course. I was still crying like a child at the other end of the line.
She went to her rescue - get Ayah to be on the phone.
Ayah always said the wrong things though, which was always funny if not annoying. But in the end he said this,
"Ummi kamu dulu mintak baju busuk Ayah nak peluk malam malam bila rindu. Taktau la jadi ke tak. Try mintak dengan husband kamu mana la tau kot kot jadi."
Though I have to admit it's pretty pocket-friendly.