Tadi masa aku makan breakfast kat kantin, PS kawan aku yang selalu travel dengan aku ke outstation tu ada cerita kat aku. PS is a single lady, her mom has dimentia and she and her sister live life to the fullest. Ni bukan cerita dia, ni cerita dia instigate another colleague to celebrate Mother's day.
Vel (an Indian man) works in the store. He is 55 this year and due for retirement in August. He is a small man with a big heart. Aku pun suka sakat dia ni. Kat sini diorang panggil dia Pakcik Vel. Aku kata aku nak panggil dia abang Vel, merah padam muka dia tu. Walaupun gelap sikit aku boleh nampak dia blushing tu, tambah2 masa aku kata tu ramai orang pulak tu.
What PS did was to ask him how he plan to celebrate the Mother's day. He answered that it was for his children to celebrate with their mother. PS then "scolded" him by saying, "How you can say like that. You are the father of your children so he should also do something special to make the mother of your children feel appreciated".
According to PS his face changed, but it get him to think. So PS actually followed up with Vel on whether he actually did or not celebrate the Mother's day. Vel related to PS that he bought his wife a cake and a stalk of flower. The wife was so happy and even her sisters were so proud of what the brother-in-law did to their sister. I joked with PS that I pity the husbands since now the ladies have got a good example to nag their husbands to be treated in similar manner. He also told PS that the following morning the wife had started to make him Vel his morning drink, again. It was quite sometime that Mrs Vel stopped making him a drink ever since he went to Australia for a vacation on his own.
It wasn't really his fault that he went to Australia alone. He has a brother living in Australia, who invited him and his mother to go to Australia for a holiday, all expenses paid. Vel had wanted to take his wife but according to him that she refused to go. Her excuses were no passport, scared of the flight and other tedious excuses. PS and I had different opinions on this. We actually told him that he should have insisted and do all the necessary, like get his wife to go and do the passport with him and buy her the ticket as well, no matter what she said. He should then presented it to her with an altamatum, if you do not want to come along, you go and return the ticket yourself. Or just insist that she went along. True to our belief, the wife memang merajuk with the vacasion. She stopped preparing his morning drink, speaking about the vacation and also the photos were taboo in the house. I stopped short of telling him "We told you so" because we think he had sufferred enough.
So, the little gesture for the mother's day did really do wonder for them after all. But I am wondering too why did she act that way when she had the chance to go to Australia? Nak mintak di pujuk ke? Orang perempuan macam tu ke? Kat mulut lain, kat hati lain pulak rasanya??
Aku rasa aku tak macam tu, sebab aku rasa kalau aku nak sesuatu aku akan terus saja cakap aku nak dan kalau tak nak tu cakap tak nak lah. Tambah2 kalau nak di offer an oversea trip with all expenses paid. Yang tu aku tak kan tolak lah.
Mai sat habaq kat aku apa you all rasa dengan cerita ni. Dari perspektif lelaki dan perempuan. Mesti ramai boleh belajar apa yang lelaki dan perempuan rasa tu.