Thursday, October 1, 2009

An evening with Dato'

So there was a powerful earthquake taken place yesterday. It was felt by many especially those who either live in high-rise condos or working/surfing porn in their office cubicles on top of the sky scrapers scattered around town.

I belong in the first category. But I didn’t realise there was actually an earthquake until all the residents were told to evacuate our respective units.

And I was like, hey what’s going on, before went in again to fetch my Ramones’ Box-set CDs. I mean, if the buildings were to come crushing down, at least I can still claim to be a proud owner of a rare music album.

This evacuation exercise thing was a new experience to me. With all the residents taking their own sweet time evacuating clad in home attire (boxers, kaftans, sarongs), I thought the scene was like there was a huge orgy party going on.

But of course, a party is not complete without a clown.

Appeared out of the crowd was this bloke in his chequered pyjamas, cracking recycled joke that the earthquake should happen more often as so the residents can mingle around regularly and stuff.

And I went like, sure Mr Krusty.

The thing is, I don’t mind the used joke as his ice-breaker but what’s pathetic was he actually introduced himself as Dato, and his (young) wife, datin.

Firstly, what’s with the bright orange-coloured pyjamas la Dato? Secondly, stop being so formal because thirdly, we ARE living in a close-knit community – as apparently this fella was not aware of - naturally we address each other by our names.

If there’s someone who needs to socialise regularly it is our resident dato. Instead of cooped up with his (young) missus all the time, make an effort to read the condo’s notice board and join one or two of the residents’ many activities.

That way if there’s another earthquake occurrence (Nauzubillah), we can keep it completely informal. After all, its just an evacuation exercise, not a real orgy.

15 comments:

Pi Bani said...

So, were you in your seasoned Pagoda? :)

Salt N Turmeric said...

Ppl wear pyjamas meh in Msia? I know kids wear them but adults? Panas babe.

Achilles said...

Kerp: I oso didn't feel anything. but some of my colleagues say they felt it.

I honestly don't like people who like to introduce themselves as Dato' so and so or Dr So and so... its like in your face. Why tell us that when you introduce yourself? should we be treating you differently? I feel its like Syiok sendiri kinda thing....

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

kak Pi,

as usual la kakPi, macam tau2 je. Pagoda and kain pelikat jawa...hehehe...


Far,

apparently some people do. kids and, old people. chequered bright orange some more. and it was only 6pm!


Raj,

definitely shiok sendiri la what else. i mean come on, i'm sure they've got a name to be proud of. this fella's the showoff type, and believe his datukship makes him look great. to his lackeys maybe la but he's got a wrong guy as i only cared for my box-set CDs...hahah...

bennyloh said...

Time changes but some people can't change, Kerp.

30 years ago most of my neighbours and me are bare-bodied in our house compounds but today I am the only one having problems with my teenager kids-they warn me to be in something when their friends passes by.

30 years ago my friend's wife warn him to be only in shorts if he is not taking her out. Those days men would not go out dating in shorts

Achilles said...

Kerp: Me always wondered what me would save in an emergency situation.... for now, me think me will have to save my car-lah. hehehehehee

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

benny my man!

that reminds me of our good ol' uncle bernard. he's always either in his boxers or sarong minus his top whenever at home. i dont think the community we live in actually mind at all.


rajan,

hahaha...obviously! i'd say my laptop but in emergency its grab and go, so the box set CD was the only thing i had in mind...hehehe...

Kata Tak Nak said...

What if suddenly after evrything is over he found that his wife is missing?

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

there are 2 possibilities cikgu. either she's in my room or cabut with the a security guard manning the parking lot...muahaha...

Tinesh said...

fucker dont lie. you were in the 2nd category rite?

maybe his name mmg dato. his children maybe apan bin/a/l dato? :P blood pretentious buggers la these flers who insist must call em dato and tan sri and puki

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

that last part i have to agree with you Tman. his name could be Puki, short for pukimak.

anfield devotee said...

Biasa la, these title obsessed khants . . . ye know like a certain cheating EPL manager who insists on being addressed as
"Sir" Cheating Bastard . . .

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

muahahahahaa...really ah? eh tinesh, really ah?

but credits to all the Sirs, the title cannot be bought, unlike datukships here.

Tinesh said...

i dunno la. i call him fergie ferg hahaha. yea true but there's also complaints there that the knighthood is given away quite alot. not bought but like suddenly everyone's got Sir in front of their names. Case in point, Bush Sr :P

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