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Khamis, 24 Februari 2011

Padah racist sangat... (tapi tak adalah padah sangat pun)



A Logical but True Story

This scene took place on a British Airways flight between Johannesburg, South Africa & London.
A white woman, about 50 years old, was seated next to a black man. Very disturbed by this, she called the air hostess. 'You obviously do not see it then?' she asked. 'You placed me next to a black man.

I did not agree to sit next to someone from such a repugnant group. Give me an alternative seat.'
'Be calm please,' the 
A Logical but True Story
This scene took place on a British Airways flight between Johannesburg, South Africa & London.
A white woman, about 50 years old, was seated next to a black man. Very disturbed by this, she called the air hostess. 'You obviously do not see it then?' she asked. 'You placed me next to a black man.

I did not agree to sit next to someone from such a repugnant group. Give me an alternative seat.'
'Be calm please,' the hostess replied.
'Almost all the places on this flight are taken. I will go to see if another place is available.'

The hostess went away & then came back a few minutes later.
'Madam, just as I thought, there are no other available seats in Economy Class. I spoke to the captain & he informed me that there is also no seat in Business Class. All the same, we still have one place in First Class.'

Before the woman could say anything, the hostess continued.
'It is unusual for our company to permit someone from Economy Class to sit in First Class. However, given the circumstances, the captain feels that it would be scandalous to make someone sit next to someone so disgusting.'
She turned to the black guy & said, 'Therefore, Sir, if you would like to, please collect your hand luggage, a seat awaits you in First Class.'

At that moment, the other passengers, who'd been shocked by what they had just witnessed, stood up & applauded.

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'Almost all the places on this flight are taken. I will go to see if another place is available.'

The hostess went away & then came back a few minutes later.
'Madam, just as I thought, there are no other available seats in Economy Class. I spoke to the captain & he informed me that there is also no seat in Business Class. All the same, we still have one place in First Class.'

Before the woman could say anything, the hostess continued.
'It is unusual for our company to permit someone from Economy Class to sit in First Class. However, given the circumstances, the captain feels that it would be scandalous to make someone sit next to someone so disgusting.'
She turned to the black guy & said, 'Therefore, Sir, if you would like to, please collect your hand luggage, a seat awaits you in First Class.'

At that moment, the other passengers, who'd been shocked by what they had just witnessed, stood up & applauded.

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Actually kat mana-mana tempat pun boleh berlaku racist. Tak kira pendalaman, bandar besar, mesti ada puak-puak yang merasa diri terlalu bagus. Tak terkecuali aku. Aku tak suka orang Pantai Timur. Tu dikira racist ke? Tapi bila fikir-fikir balik, tak kan sebab nila setitik rosak susu sebelanga, kan? Kenapa aku meluat dengan dorang? Adalah satu kes yang pernah berlaku dulu...

So i make friend, be friend dengan bangsa mereka ini. So it happened that my 1st ex-bosses were Kelantanese. True blood. There was long time ago, about year 2005. Bila dah kerja lama-lama dengan dorang, tak adalah rasa annoying sangat. Masa tu terbuka sikit hati mengatakan Kelantanese wasn't that bad, it just certain people. And bila dah pindah dari ofis lama, i miss them so much. Tak semua orang Pantai Timur ni berpuak-puak, tak semua yang terlalu tertutup mindanya, tak semua yang suka mendabik dada.

Ingatkan senario begini tak jumpa dah bila umur dah meningkat, tapi, ada juga ok? Macam apa yang kita buat semua tak betul, dia saja yang betul. Kita tak pernah sampai tempat tu, dia sorang saja lah yang dah explore tempat tu. Pendek kata semua nak lebih. Dah tu, bercampur dengan komuniti kita tak mahu pula bercakap bahasa universal. 

Tapi itulah attitude. Dah sebati. Tak boleh nak ubah. Semangat kekitaan yang tinggi. I'm not bashing the Kelantanese tau? Jangan salah faham pulak. Mungkin pengalaman aku tu asyik jumpa yang tak best je.

Moral of the story: Jangan rasa diri kita seorang je best. Show off ala kadar je. Boleh?


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* source of story from Pyaar Juhi