As time went by, my taste bud changed, and I started having other favourite stalls. Recently, I went back to this same wanton noodle stall to buy back dinner, and I was asked why I haven't eat their noodles for so long.
I stayed quiet and smile, waiting for the guy to smile back and forget about this conversation. I didn't want to go to lengthy explanations on my change in taste, and that his noodles are perfectly fine. Well, this awkward silence continued. He didn't smile back, so I had to come up with a "My family is cooking now", which is totally a lie, but something needed to break the ice. to which, he smiled and said "Haha, no wonder."
Have you guys ever gotten too close to some shop owners, and felt kind of guilty for not patronising them? Sometimes, I guess it's good to buy from strangers than someone that you got to know. At least there's no obligations.