Saturday, June 12, 2010

Great Nasi Lemak, Bad Attitude

"The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any"
- Fred Astaire

Went to buy breakfast at one of the many Nasi Lemak stalls near my house (just before the Taman Sri Gombak roundabout). There is one particular stall that seems to be doing better than the others.

The customers will usually arrive earlier than the vendor. Everybody lines up in 2 rows and waits for the owners to get everything ready. I went at 7.50 am and this was the scene that greeted me.

~I was 5th in line (not counting all the people who cut the queue)~
I admit, the Nasi Lemak there is delicious. Mainly due to the excellent sambal. They also have quite a variety of add-ons like "ayam masak merah, sambal sotong, sambal kerang, paru, daging, telur goreng". I usually have Nasi lemak ayam.

~What to choose?~

~I will diet ..later!~

For some reason, the young man minding the stall today (usually it's a makcik and her daughter) was very rude. Probably he had a late night watching the World Cup and was annoyed to be up so early to sell Nasi Lemak. A bit sad, since I was very polite to him.

I notice this quite often with stalls that have alot of customers. They tend to be curt and sometimes even rude to their patrons. Almost as if they are annoyed that we are bothering them by buying their wares. So strange. I thought they would be happy to be busy. Go figure.


For all of you who missed last night's opening match between South Africa and Mexico (how could you!?), the score was 1-1. For more details (videos and pics), go see my favourite World Cup correspondent .... Darkbatman :)


sera said...

i missed the opening match, on purpose hehe ~

Hidayah Ismawi said...

sera: shhh... so did I..uhuhu... terpaksa tidokan budak2 :(

smallkucing said...

Guess they are just stress out espcially if he is not used to selling Nasi lemak. Moreover so many customer queueing say ayam one say sotong

Hidayah Ismawi said...

smallkucing: true I guess.. that one not including the "sambal lebih, nasi kurang, ayam bahagian peha jer yer" etc etc..hehe

But still, I think if everybody is courteous to one another, the world would be such a better place :)

Nia said...

usually it will be like that, if their business is good, they will be rude. as if they were thinking that, they will be other people that want to buy their nasi lemak other than us.

Hidayah Ismawi said...

Nia: that's the problem.. I guess.. they put lesser value on the customer.. when actually each person makes up their whole customer base


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