Wednesday, January 20, 2010

sha: celaka!


Golden monkey
Originally uploaded by floridapfe
Last week, I went to Zoo Negara with my best friend. We had so much fun bringing her niece, Mia. I mean, when was the last time you went to the zoo, fellas? At least, as an adult? If you're married, when was the last time you went there as a single? * wink wink *

When I was small, Zoo Negara appeared as a super-duper huge place for me. I didn't realise how much trouble my brother and I had created to our parents:P

Now that I know how it feels like to bring small kids to the zoo, I would love to thank ibu and ayah for such patience. Mia was wonderful - the only thing we had to do was to carry her when she was tired. She ran and she asked questions and her eyes were focusing on the animal. Good girl. Mak Sha was so proud of you Mia:)

It was hard to answer Mia when we saw a big monkey in a cage because Mia asked us, "Mak Sha, what is the monkey doing?"

I looked at the monkey and I saw the monkey scratching his huge hairy *alls. Hehehehehehe...

"He is scratching his back, Mia," I answered. Of course I won't mention the word *alls. Hehehe.

The three-year old nodded. Luckily she didn't asked that much.

***

It was a very hectic Monday. Massive traffic jam from Seremban to KL was expected - though I left home exactly at 6.30 a.m.

I prepared a pouch of shilling amounted RM1.60 from Central Market to KLCC. My plan was to use the machine since it was faster, but there were 2 machines which were out of service.

So, I had to que at the counter.

There, I saw it.

A huge "monkey" with sour face early in the morning. His hair was awful blond, spiky and not fashionable. His skin was tanned - a dark colour for someone who I shamefully describe as a Malay.

I handed over the shillings carefully to "it".

He said, "Hey...kenapa tak pakai machine?"

His intonation was ladylike.

I replied, " Dua machine rosak tu."

" Saya tak rasa machine rosak. Saja je," he pursed his lips.

"Sorilah, "I said. Though in my heart I was angry because he was supposed to accept his job as it is.

"Memang tau customer ni...bla...bla...bla...."

Babbling....babbling....babbling.

I kept my silent while he counted the shillings. Then I firmly replied,

"WHATEVER."

Masya-Allah. The monkey had *alls. But how about the creature who just provided me the worst customer service in my life?

25 comments:

N A N I E said...

Dear..even dah kawen pon I enjoy gi sana lagik..last time was last Dec..Petting Zoo kat Tambun :P

~mrs azmi~ said...

syok ape pegi zoo.. lagi2 kalau bawak anak2 yang banyak ragam.. seronok layan diorg

~mrs azmi~ said...

err.. what if mia asked u why its back is infront? hoho^_^

et said...

kenape die nak bising2? bg syiling pon oke ape..ape lah, kurang menghargai..huhuhuuu~

Dee said...

tajuk n3 menakutkan..hahaha..

well..aritu pun kak dee kena tau..org kt kaunter lrt star tu ckp..next time speak louder..kak dee jwb..next time korek telinga..hahaha..aci x?

Quiyah & Hasrul said...

ouh, u should stay here (in kl,i mean) sha..

u'll meet all sorts of cust service.

~LP Lum~ said...

hehehe... dah biasa mcm 2 kak sha... :)
skang nie mna ada yg cust service yg thap 5stars?? ;)
smuanya mcm hampeh aje.. baik yg gomen mhaupun yg bukan... smua sma aje... :)

julietchun said...

3tahun lepas pegi zoo, tu pon sebab sedare dari kg datang.:P

Kujie said...

tahun lepas pergi.... tapi tak larat dah nak menapak seluas2 tu...anak2 berlari sana sini...mak2 ni dok je kat kusi

kakpah said...

budak2 seronoklah pegi zoo. 2 years back we made a trip to the zoo. 4 buses loaded with tadika's children. just imagine the curiousity's questions that came out of their mouths .. penat nak jawab.

kadang2 terserempak dengan the two leged monkeys too.

a kl citizen said...

assalammualaikum sha

akak penah pegi zoo negara, dan terkejut 'beruk' sebab kebetulan masa tgh hi-time mating season for the elephants... first time ever ...scene lucah depan mata, gajah pulak tu... nasib baik anak akak tak perasan , sibuk berlari2 nak tengok tram yang lalu

Super Nia Hana said...

byk monkey moody pepagi sha..
ekekkeke

Ara Amnan said...

Hye Sha~ Dh lama x lepak kt cni. Last Dec pn ara bw my younger sis ke Petting Zoo Tambun. Best2. Klu nk tgu kita g dating sana, heh smpai sudah pn x pegi la kn. Haha..well, mmg kt zoo ad byk aksi luc. ;)

~Kak AZZ~ said...

Tak ingat la bila last pegi zoo negara....Cuma setakat ni baru pegi 2 kali je....Selalu pegi zoo johor je...huhu....Teringin nak pegi zoo taiping laa....

mmg "shilaka" kan kalau org buat kita sakit ati....

sI tEDI said...

dah lama x g zoo!

ashie023 said...

aihh..tedi aku pun..kekekke...
aku nak sgt pegi zoo....
jom kite moh moh...ahhaa..


sha...chipsmore tullah kome nih..
bleh tak lepas ni update ur new novel yang u ngah baca...or xde baca ape2??..just wanna know..

zaradgreat said...

going to zoo=excercise.
walking...
walking....
and looking animals..
but its fun!
totally!
yeay!!!
hohoho.

hate person like that.
saba ek...

zeqzeq said...

nasib sebuah ZOO terkena maki..

Pocket said...

did you saw 'it' balls sha?
then its 7 days of tak der rezeki tu!!

somehow tak sempat nak komen panjaaaannn!!!
dah nam setengah, keja lg 30 min!!

fa10 said...

akak dating kat zoo negara tau! jgn gelak... hahaha. kali terakhir gi zoo masa hari ibu tahun lepas, edinburgh zoo... bawa awla tgk penguin

~0~ said...

hurmmm...memacam

Cik Cookie said...

lama xg zoo negara.
kalau g mesti enjoy sbb feeling cam budak2 balik.

Cik Qemm said...

lame dah tak g zoo.

anyway, apa lah salahnya bagi duit syiling pun kan. duit jugak. malas la tuh.

hmm abaikan org mcm tu kak sha.buat spoil mood je.

LotsOfLove-Pearls said...

Sha Dear..
Mmm.. Ingat LOL lagi?
Hehe..
Lama tak berkunjungan..

Last LOL pegi zoo tahun 2006 kalau tak silap. Zoo kat Johor.

Memang best amat..

speckurosaklagi said...

wartever..