Before Chinese New Year, hubby told me he had prepared new banknotes and red packets like what he did every year. I also passed him the red packets from my relationship manager.

“We can’t use those. Mine are special ones. I have to schedule an appointment at their priority banking branch in Orchard to collect these. See, they are all printed with the name of their priority banking brand.”

I immediately checked my red packets. They were in four nice designs. But none of them indicated that I am a VIP customer.

I also noticed that hubby’s special red packets were put in a paper bag printed with the same priority banking brand. I could imagine how he left the bank carrying it in an elegant way, which was different from HDB uncles and aunties queuing in front of the branches and leaving with red packets in their hands.