Monday, April 02, 2012

The stark reality or we being superficial ?

I was having some drinks with my lovely wife over the weekend at our usual "kopitiam", most evenings,there bound to have some so called "beers promoters" walking the floor,serving the customers or simply pushing to sell their respective beers.

Some of these "promoters" at the "kopitiams" are not that kind donning the smoking hot attires that we can see gracing the F1 races,in fact they are so called mere "aunties" trying to make end meet or to support the family with some extras.

There was this "promoter" we got to know over our previous, she was gone for a while,so last night she reappeared, we (me and wifey) were kind of happy to see her back, when she saw us,she was kind of excited as well,chatting a little here and there but she said something that really caught my attention.

She said," Tonight I am back here but I don't know if I could back here again tomorrow, cos now my supervisor said,most people don't want auntie like me, worst still I am not that pretty" then she continued," If I were to be sent to other "kopitiams" die lah, so far " I then told her this,

I said," Okay, I see what I can do for you cos I know the boss of this "kopitiam" personally,may be I would help you out here." After hearing what I said, she was so happy,kept thanking me.

I then called out to the boss, waved him over to my table then jokingly said to him,"Hey Sen, please keep this Tiger promoter, she is good and we are very happy to see her back" After hearing what I said, the boss then promised me,"No worries." He asked the promoter to give a call to her supervisor,there and then, he talked to her supervisor,done, she could stay.

The beer promoter was so happy to hear such a news, cos she can work near where she stays, she wanted to buy us a drink, I said no cos I was only doing what I could, even she is an not a so pretty auntie.

I really want to thank God that I have the "gift of the gab" that I could use at times to help out others.

P/S : Can we look beyond beauty ?

27 comments:

  1. A masseuse from China told me that she was a beautician in her younger days. But when hit 30, her boss said her hands are no longer smooth enough to give facial massage to client. So competitive and it is a cruel reality!

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    1. Cruel but we shall try not to make it any more cruel to others,,,,I think this the least we can do

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  2. The world isn't ideal. God blessed you, Eugene.

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  3. I think the men are to blame.. hahaha...
    so nice of you to help, Eugene!

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    1. Not the men lah,,, our perception is to blame

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  4. Reality bites. Once you're old and over the hill...nobody wants you anymore...like me! Sobssss!!!!!

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    1. Sometimes it is not like that lah,,, older we are,we can still dispense good advice and sharing of experiences

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  5. You're really 'kind hearted' wo Eugene, just save someone's life ;)

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    1. I am only doing a little I can do lah

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  6. You're really 'kind hearted' wo Eugene, just save someone's life ;)

    He graduated and went on to be the Editor at Large of NST and is now Political Editor of the Sun.

    Pulis no.1 gangster in msia

    sad... but this terrorist are no better!

    resue alutions

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  7. Lol drinking beer @ kopitiam.....
    I used to have a couple of beer with my dad when I go back to hometown..

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    1. kopitiam better lah bro,pubs confined space,second hand smoke a lot ma

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  8. Reality bites...when Im in my 40s and 50s, I want to be a hot mama!

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    1. if you want to be a hot mama by 40 or 50, you've got to start working on your body now,,,,,,nothing comes easy one

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  9. you're really a nice man bro .. i like you :)

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    1. Bro, everybody can do a little one lah,,

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  10. it's the fact of life..surely the boss prefers younger ones..

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    1. agree but then again, we need to sometimes help out,,,,,,,,,,

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  11. So nice you gave her a help and thanks to the kopitiam boss too.

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  12. Well done Eugene. Happy to hear that you are helping a helpless soul out there.

    Over here also have some aunties work as beer promoter. They actually more friendly and helpful than the younger and beautiful girls. :p

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    1. actually you are right,, they are more friendly,,,

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  13. I've said it before and I'll say it again, You're a good person, Eugene. We need more people like you to make the world a better place. Keep on doing what you are doing, Eugene.

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    1. you know what? I believe God has given me some talents that I could use,such like talent of influence for good cause,,hahahhaha, anyway,this is just a small thing to do lah,i am not amplifying my deed here, it just that i feel sad at people being rejected just because of age,beauty and others

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  14. You are very kind and that little gesture that you've just made is already saved somebody's life.

    Keep it up, Eugene.

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    1. again I said,, thank God that I got to know her,thus I could help her out in the little that I did,,no bid deal one lah

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