A guy in Malaysia wasn’t going to let a bit of (torrential) rain get in the way of him enjoying a hearty meal.
Nature can destroy buildings, ruin cities and generally cause all sorts of havoc, but the determined diner in this video didn’t appear the slightest bit worried about any of that.
The guy proved he likes getting his money’s worth and wasn’t about to waste any of his food.
Maybe the meal was just too good for him to care about anything else. Admittedly, it is annoying when something interrupts your dining experience. This guy must have just been thinking, ‘not today, nature, this plate is just too enticing.’
Take a look at the video here, and try to work out why he wasn’t panicking more at the situation:
Seated under some sort of cover while he ate in Pasir Puteh, Malaysia, at first the casual, almost bored, face held by the guy raises the question – was he actually aware of the downpour that was taking place behind him?
But a glance over his shoulder confirmed that yes, the diner had acknowledged that trees and structures were literally falling to the ground in the storm, it’s just that apparently it wasn’t an issue for him.
Sharing the video, the boy explained:
We were eating and suddenly the tree fell down in strong winds, but I kept eating my meal like nothing happened.
The boy’s laughter at the end of the video suggests his casual demeanour might have been an act for the camera, but at the end of the day, he still stuck around to finish his food in the middle of a pretty hefty storm.
What a trooper.
I’d also like to give a shoutout to the optimistic guy who appeared in the background of the video and looked like he was trying to re-erect the umbrella that had collapsed in the strong wind.
We all know that umbrellas and wind don’t go together – he’s just lucky it didn’t turn inside out and fly away. But he made a valiant effort of righting it.
You’d think the huge storm might put me off, but with food good enough that it makes you ignore the fear of being crushed by trees or rogue umbrellas, this video has actually encouraged me to take a trip to Malaysia. I’ll have what he’s having.
I wonder if the guy would have been as confident in holding on to his seat at the table if the storm was more like the one in this video, where a huge tornado forms and literally whips up the ground:
I can’t imagine there would be any food nice enough to make it worth sticking around for that one. Maybe wings.
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Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.