Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Politik Beradab

I read Amy’s entry on office politics, and I think I had purposely made meself an enemy (yang tak da kena-mengena dengan aku though, haha) this afternoon.

I was browsing through some blogs this noon, including some who have links to PKR, and I stumbled across this one chap’s poison-pen entry about my husband, ranting about my husband’s credibility as the Ketua Pengarang of Suara Keadilan, of which, on the surface sounded true but happen not without basis and reasons that only orang-orang dalaman sahaja yang tahu.

Jadi, apabila seseorang menulis sesuatu tanpa mengetahui hujung-pangkalnya, butir-butirnya bunyi seperti busuk, hanyir dan sangat bodoh sekali. He definitely was humiliating himself infront of Abang’s comrades, IF any of Abang’s friends read his blog la eventhough he's apparently quite an active character in any conventions and meetings and gatherings.

Macam seolah-olah dia dibayar to jatuhkan Abang oleh budak hingusan yang lain je.

I told Abang about the post, Abang just mockingly laughed about it. Dia kata, ish, tak payah percaya lah cakap dia. Lain la kalau post ni keluar kat blog Tian ke, Anwar sendiri ke.

And Abang made me promise not to link it or even to post any comment on it.

I said I would not link the entry, but just kept quiet about the commenting part, coz I just did before that.

Abang’s always a peacemaker. Tak suka nak “gocoh”. Where as aku, dah la sebagai seorang isteri, takkan nak biarkan si suami dituduh sembarangan??? Ish, I don’t think I married Abang to just sit still and numb about lies being tossed at his way.

And so, I dropped a comment. A very long one at that. No, there wasn’t any harsh words, just some kenyataan pedas je. Like,

"En. F, saudara sebagai BEKAS journalist, seharusnya lebih tegar dan tahu tentang prinsip TRUE JOURNALISM yang mengkehendaki anda mengesahkan berita ini sebelum menyiarkan.

And you even got the name
(of Abang’s staff) in the entry wrong, to prove a point.”

I'm really riled up and bengang sebab budak macam ni lah yang jadi ahli exco tah hapa-apa badan. Pembawa fitnah betul. Ada sakit A.D.D agaknya… Attention Deficit Disorder.

He just needs love. But don’t think he deserves any.

Oh I REALLY hope to meet him at today's function at the Chinese Assembly Hall. Nak tengok sendiri dia sedar ke tak yang dia sebenarnya tidaklah disukai ramai sangat.

Ey, this reminds me of another separate incident. A neighbourly incident.

One day, sometime around earlier last year, I bumped into one nice elderly lady with her grandkids in the condo’s lift. Rupa-rupanya she’s the mother to my neighbour kat atas, and this auntie lives in Kajang. She was very friendly mulut macam bertih jagung, very modern, kindalike pretty much educated and quite well-to-do la.

Maybe she thot I was equally friendly and knowing that aku keja kat mana, beriya-iya dia nak jumpa coz she said one of her kids ada cuba applied to where I work. And so she took my phone number.

Aiyoh, dia call aku so persistently, trying to make an appointment with me sebab dia kena drive from Kajang to where I live or work and so dia kena arrange her&her husband's itinerary. Rasa macam lain macam, tau, kalau ada orang tua stranger beriya-iya nak hang-out dengan kita. At one time she became a lil bit too pushy that it became so uncomfortable.

After a few times of hits-and-misses, finally she and hubby, a very educated Uncle it seems, datang menziarah. I prepared them tea and kuih-muih coz it was after dinner time.

Borak punya borak punya borak, and whaddya know… rupanya depa nak jual MLM! Like, WTF, padanla beriya-iya nak jumpa!!!

And soon after, my neighbours a.k.a their son & daughter-in-law (very young couple) came down to join. And the “talk” continued.

God, like selling religion, you know??? Forcing us to embrace it, with promises of a very happy ending in Heaven.

It got into one bloody annoying point when the Aunty got a phonecall from someone about her business tapi tak reti nak kata she’ll call back, and then menjerit-jerit melayan the call for a good 15 minutes at our living room, forcing uncle to stop lecturing about their product.

Abang being Abang ~ very soft-hearted to orang tua, menghormati and menyayangi, hanya mampu senyum and angguk angguk, "hmm… ya… ya… tapi, tu lah…”, trying his mighty best to brush them off without hurting their feelings.

Lama-lama, since pakcik and makcik ni tak faham-faham jugak, aku pun celah, depan-depan anak menantu depa…

“Sorry lah aunty, uncle. With all due respect to my husband yang sangat-sangat baik hati and lembut hati ni, I know that he’s really trying hard at his level best to tell you that we’re not interested at all in this but yet auntie and uncle macam tak faham-faham, lah.

Ginilah. Aunty, I’m really disappointed coz I really thot you were sincere to berkenalan dengan jiran anak you dan kami sangat berbesar hati that you persistently nak berkenalan dengan kami. But, you know, if only I know that you’ve got other ulterior motifs, I would’ve said no to your coming.”


So there.

Terbeliak mata Abang dengar aku cakap macam tu. But, someone has to do the dirty job kan? I think, both aunty and uncle pun tak sangka aku akan cakap macam tu. His son my jiran macam pandang aku blank; the wife tunduk-tunduk sebab aku tembak gitu.

All terdiam. And then terus tukar topik. And after knowing who Abang actually is, depa malu malu sipu sipu mintak diri and ciao.

Aku sungguh tak suka tetamu yang sangat kurang adab, maka patut diberitahu depan muka supaya mereka belajar.

And what happened to them aunty&uncle lepas-lepas tu? Occasionally ada la terjumpa kat lif ka, kat kedai makan ka. Abang & I buat peramah macam biasa, but they became cold and dok layang. Ah, tak rugi apa lah kalau dorang tak layan kami. Just proves that we both are more genuine than they both are.

Dan menatang alah MLM ni patut diharamkan je, seriously.

f~

3 comments:

Amy said...

Setuju! MLM patut diharamkan jek.. buang masa aku jek. And they are so pushy kan Kak Lin.. buat baik dgn kita tapi ada udang di sebalik mee :P

che'GuBard said...

salam....

Kirim salam saya buat Zunar...

sabar ajelah.....nak buek cam noe...

kata kat Zunar...perjuangan adalah perlaksanaan kata - kata..dlm perjalanan berliku mencari kebenaran kadang kadang tersadung juga...

teruskan kerja buat yang baik

cheguBard, Seoul

Roti Kacang Merah said...

amy,
well, kita kena understand juga that they're just doing their job... tapi kena la belajar diplomasi and PR, kan? Kalau orang dah muka macam tak nak tu, maknanya tak nak la, kan?

some have the charisma (which is very few actually), and some just don't. Those yang don't ni la yang eventually become annoying characters.

bard in korea,
w'salam.

Terima kasih atas pesanan Bard. Bard pun tahu how sincere Zunar is in ANY job that is thrown at his face. His conscience is always clear. Dan kita pun tahu, Allah akan senantiasa berada di sisi mereka yang benar dan ikhlas (InsyaAllah), noktah.

And I am very very proud of my husband at that. No words can ever describe my pride melihatkan kesungguhan dan keikhlasan dia bekerja, even at the price of precious family time.

Tolong sedutkan udara nyaman pre-summer di Korea buat kami di M'sia yang panas dan humid ini!

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