Bye-bye My Flip Flops

flip flops

Ramadhan is a holy month for me and all muslims in the world. It is a month that I always welcome with happiness. It is also a month in which the atmosphere of worship is anywhere to be seen. When all muslims are able to gain a bunch of reward from Allah SWT if they manage to fast, do tarawih prayers, and other sunnah prayers. I always miss Ramadhan, and all the stories that happen during this blessed month.

When I was a child, breakfasting was the most awaited moment because I always kept my favourite snacks since morning. Ah, that was so funny, if I remember it now. So much food on the table made me want to eat all of them. Then, I was often too full.

Even though my stomach was too full, I was always enthusiastic to pray tarawih at mosque every night. My friend and I went to mosque together. We made jokes all along the road. That was beautiful moment as I was a child. But, one day, I got an embarrassing one.

That night, when the sky was so clean, the stars were shining and made the sky splendid, as usual I walked to the mosque with my friends. There was not something unusual. I did tarawih prayers until the end. After I finished my duty to ask signature from the speaker, I went out.

flip flops

As I was outside the mosque, I was shocked to know that my flip-flops had gone. My friends asked me to recall where the last time I put my flip-flops just in case I forgot. But, I was so sure that I put them somewhere. I felt horrible. My friends helped me to find my flip-flops. They were looking for my flip-flops all around the mosque.

Unfortunately, we could not find the flip-flops. I was so fed-up yet so curious who stole them when I prayed. I felt like I did not have an axe to grind. Why it happened to me? But, I realized that it was useless. Although I lost my head, I decided to go home because the night was already late. I got over it, so bye-bye my flip-flops.

I walked barefoot to my home. My feet hurt so badly. But, my heart was more painful. I was ashamed, I felt like all eyes were watching me. A little bit lucky, it was at night so it was not so clearly. It was not easy to get up on the wrong side of the bed.

When I arrived at home, I told my mother what happened to my flip-flops. She raised me up and promised me to buy new flip-flops for me. I was so happy that my mother made her promise.

After that incident, I was not afraid to go to the mosque but I was more careful. I brought a plastic bag to carry my flip-flops in it. When I was praying, I put that bag beside my shaff so nobody would be able to take it away from me.

How about you, buddy? Do you have any similar experience to mine?

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33 Comment

  1. Ipeh says: Reply

    Flip flop robber -__-. I never lost my flip flop but, sometimes friend of mine usually hiding it somewhere and then laughing out loud during my investigation at everyspot.

    Forgive my english…its too bad 😀

    1. Ety Abdoel says: Reply

      It was unforgetable experience.
      It’s okay mba, me too.
      I am learning too.

  2. Hahaha carry on ur flip flop in to the plastic bag, what a clever solution 😉
    Such a nice yet fun story mba…

    1. Ety Abdoel says: Reply

      Wkwkwk, I just wanna give a punch for a thief.

  3. keyeeen. A sweet story that bring me to childhood.

    1. Ety Abdoel says: Reply

      Thank you Mba Lidha. I always miss that time mba.

  4. Sometimes, something bad happened, to make us be more careful. And lucky you, your mommy didn’t get angry although you loose your flip flops. 🙂

    1. Ety Abdoel says: Reply

      Hehehe, Yeah Mba Arinta, alhamdulillah my mom was so kind.

  5. Aahh, komentnya pakai Indonesian Language gpp kan?
    Dulu pun aku begitu, pulang tarawiy, loh kok gak ada sendal jepitku? Kalau bukan sengaja diumpetin sama temen2, ya pasti ada yg nuker 🙁

    1. Ety Abdoel says: Reply

      Nggak papa Mba, monggo.
      Iya, suka sebel kalau ingat ya. Tapi, itu namanya romantika tarawih kali ya.
      Jadi ada cerita buat anak cucu.

  6. I have no experience about flip flops, but surely ramadhan in my childhood was soooooo exciting.

    1. Ety Abdoel says: Reply

      How lucky you are Mba Ratna..I hope you never get experience like mine.

  7. Waow amazing Mom, use english,good job !!!

    1. Ety Abdoel says: Reply

      I am learning Mas Slara..:)

  8. Hohoho … Tricky Flip flop! Gluck with the competition mbak ety 🙂

    1. Ety Abdoel says: Reply

      Hehehe, you’re right Mba.
      Thank You so much

  9. Ardiba says: Reply

    Flip flop is like a child play when we says same word at the same time.

    1. Ety Abdoel says: Reply

      Oh ya, you still remember that game Mba. It was great.

  10. My neighbours have a brilliant trick to outsmart the thieves. Whenever they go to mosque, they’ll wear their old flip flops or slippers. That way, they never lose their footwears coz the bad guys usually look for the newer ones 😉

    1. Ety Abdoel says: Reply

      My flip-flops was not the new one actually. Nothing special with my flip-flops.
      I think, I was unlucky.

  11. I have no experience on flip flops…I am forever a big fan of sneakers!!
    I always borrowed my brother’s sandals whenever I go to the mosque, not a big deal! Hahaha
    Salam kenal mbak, sukses selalu 😀

    1. Ety Abdoel says: Reply

      Ok, the big fan of sneakers
      You were so lucky.
      Salam kenal balik and sukses juga buat Mba Febi.

  12. so wonderfull amazing mom, thanks your share 🙂

    1. Ety Abdoel says: Reply

      Ah Mba..I am not so like that.

  13. Haha… I felt you!
    Carrying flip-flops into a plastic bag was a part of my childhood, too. But I did it just to be more cautious. Luckily, I always had my flip-flops with me.
    Thanks for sharing your childhood memory.

    1. Ety Abdoel says: Reply

      Hahaha, tos Mba Frida. It was memorable experience.
      Yes, you were, you were so lucky.
      You’re welcome.

  14. Congratulation for this post ^^

    1. Ety Abdoel says: Reply

      Thank you so much Mba Hana

  15. Elkilani Kurnia says: Reply

    Your idea to put a flip flop on the plastic bag is awesome hahahah

    1. Ety Abdoel says: Reply

      Hehehe, thank you Ma Elki.
      I had no choice anymore .

  16. well done Mba Ety.. go go go keep in spirit always

    1. Ety Abdoel says: Reply

      Thank You so much Uti.

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