I was driving to work this morning when my handphone rang. I picked it up and said :
Me : 'Hello'
Caller : "Boleh nak cakap dgn N ?" (Can I speak to N?)
Me : "Saya" (Yes, it's me)
Caller : "Nama saya Roslan" (My name is Roslan)
Caller : "Awak bagi no telefon ni kat saya". (You gave me your number)
Me : *Still thinking that this could be a business call. I am quite used to calls asking to see me on factory matters*. "Ye ke?" (Is that right?)
Sometimes my KL office or my colleagues gave my number to someone for business purpose, factory related matters.
Me : "Pasal apa ni?" (Why are you calling?) *Still in polite tone, I can't remember when I gave him my number and I don't recognise the voice*
Caller : Saje nak kawan2. (Just want to be friends)
Me : *Getting suspicious* "Bila saya bagi no. tel. kat awak?" (When did I give you my number?)
Caller : "Hari tu bagi". ( The other day)
Me: *Getting annoyed* "Awak nak apa sebenarnya?" (What do you want actually?)
Caller : "Esok ada ?" (Are you in tomorrow?)
Me : "Kenape?" (Why?)
Caller : "Nak ajak keluar makan2" ( Want to ask you out for a meal).
Me : "Macam mana kalau suami saya marah?" (What if my hubby gets angry).
Caller : "Tak payah bagi tau lah, bukan apa kawan2, makan saja". (No need to tell him, it's nothing just between friends and a meal only)
Me: "Takkan tak beritahu kat suami, dia mesti marah". (Surely I have to tell my hubby, he will definitely be angry) *Trying to get rid of the caller*
Caller : "Tak payah cakap lah" (No need to tell, OK)
Me : "Awak ingat saya ni umur berapa hah?" (How old do you think I am, hah?) *Getting exasperated*.
Caller hung up.
If he had continued, I would have said,
Me : "Aku dah 50 dah lah, awak ni tak malu ka nak ngorat pompuan tua yang dah kawin ni". ( I'm 50 years old and have you got no shame to pick-up an old married women).
The call reminded me to something that had happened many, many years ago. I had received obscence phone calls before. This happened when I was still staying at my mother-in-law's house. I already had 2 young daughters.
I had to have my home phone numbers available for the factory to call me in case there were problems at the factory. They were running 24 x 7, and I have to always be available.
The caller would call at any time of the day or even night. When a female voice replied be it my mom-in-lay or my sis-in-law or even my elderst daughter who was about 4 years old at that time, he would talk obscenities, telling them about how se*y I was, that he had slept with me and his p****s was how big, what he wanted to do with me etc, etc. I did pick-up the call several times, his voice was very familiar (like one of my subbordinates), so I naturally thought that was a call from the factory. (This factory is not where I am working right now. This was the factory where I started work. I have left the company almost 10 years ago).
I used to shout at him and threatened to make police a report. What made me angry was that he was so crude (that is too mild to describe him) to say such thing to an old lady (my mom-in-law) and to my young daughter. My daughter even told us, How come that man say all the bad words. I was so tensed-up that I even thought of changing the number. Didn't do that because it was mom-in-law's house and imagine all the trouble of telling all the relatives and friends of the new number.
After a few times of slamming down the phone on him, the calls stopped. Alhamdullilah.
So, En Roslan, I do know your number and if you try that again I will publish it here. I don't remember giving you my number, however way you obtained it, I'm not interested to have a meal with you. Thank you very much.