Wednesday, October 31, 2007

touch down

The flight home today was supposed to be at 3.50, but then my roommate would like to rush home on the earliest flight we could get, so I went along with her, but not until after lunch. Lagipun penganjur dah berpesan, makan dulu sebelum check out.

The course was funny.

Monday, you fly in, check-in and were supposed to attend a housekeeping briefing at 8pm. But after dinner, that was canceled.

Tuesday, we were supposed to have a whole full day of slots followed by a workshop in the evening. But that was canceled too. So we had the morning slots as usual, which we sped through like nobody's business, and then the afternoon slots and evening workshop was canceled.

That was great news for us, really. And the organizer admitted this morning that it's all right because everything is in the module and we're called in for the course so that we would be given some breather before we embark on this adventure. But the problem is, we were both dreading the fact that there would be one whole afternoon AND evening of free time when someone we both knew from way back when we first started off in this job as an avid salesperson.

This person can sell things like no one can. And she will dog you until you relent and take her goods and part with your money just to shut her up. I myself had to buy foundation I didn't need and a whole set of make up brush I already had! They cost me a bomb way back then when I first started out, but I paid up anyway because she wouldn't stop calling me at home, at work. She scared me into buying those things, I tell you!

On Monday night, we met her at the dinner table. We thought she would be different, since it has been 6 years since we last met her. Surely, she would have changed!

So when she offered us a ride to the mall (my roommate had to get some stuff for her kids and I myself had to get some basmathi rice for our coming open house since there is none in Lawas) said okay. We really could have taken the taxi. We really should have!

That night, I started having the coughs again. Knowing that she might weasel her way into our room tonight to sell her wares (she had started touting her magnificent magnetic health bracelet on the way to the mall! *shiver*shiver*) that night after the mall visit, I maxed up the coughing and even threw in "Oh! I think I am gonna die, tonight, with all this coughing."

That was enough to scare her into not coming to our room that night. In all seriousness, I was getting a little sick; with my nose running and the coughing starting to sound scarily pleghmatic (is that even a word?) and all I wanted to do was take my med, pump my lungs with the inhaler and go to sleep.

But that Tuesday, she's already asked s if we were going anywhere that afternoon. We said we were gonna go to another mall cuz the things we were looking for weren't at the mall we went the night before. Actually, we spent the hot afternoon taking a long nap.

Malam tu, hukuman Tuhan, kami tak dapat tido sampai kul 2 am! Huhuhuhu!

Then malam tu, baru kami cadang nak keluar. Petang tu panas sangat and I hate the heat anyway. Better keluar malam kan?

Pergi dinner, then terus ambil teksi pergi Boulevard. Kul 10 baru balik ke bilik. Alhamdulillah, tak ada dia ganggu malam tu.

Rupanya esok paginya dia kata dia call kami malam tadi tapi takde orang angkat. Kami cakap la kami pergi Boulevard. Memang pun.

Hari ni lepas course, dia kata nak datang ke bilik nak jual barang. .AMIK KO! Dia terus cakap! Mak nak pengsan.

Then mak cakap, "Ala kak... kami nak kemas barang, then nak lunch, and terus ke airport."
Dia buat tak paham je.

True enough, while I was in the toilet buat business, tetiba pintu diketuk. Bertalu-talu. Mak dah kaget dah. I heard my roommate on the phone with her hubby, terus senyap. Then dah lama pintu kena ketuk, takde plak dia bagi salam ke apa ke. Tak lama lepas tu, phone bilik berbunyi. Nak kata housekeeping, iron and board dah pulang kan! Memang sah dia. I told my roommate offkan my cellphone.

Lepas tu kami lepak dua orang dalam bilik, dah siap kemas and tukar pakaian, borak sampai kul 12, terus turun lunch. Kat lunch tu dia buat-buat tak nampak dengan kami, kami pun buat yang sama kat dia. Dah habis makan, terus kami ambil teksi ke airport.

Memang aku and roommate aku tu nampak jahat dalam cerita kali ni. Tapi daripada aku sabar-sabar and tetiba meletup keluar benda tah hapa-hapa dari mulut aku yang insured for a million pounds sterling ni, kut dia kecik hati sampai mati. So in order to avoid this incident daripada jadi out of proportions, baikla aku and roommate aku buat camtu kat dia. Dia pun tak malu kat kami, kami pun tak terucap benda puaka kat dia, just because dah mati akal nak menangkis serangan jualan dia yang padu tu. We know her so well, my dear. Don't go judging us.

Kat airport, dapat flight awal sikit and Alhamdulillah, rezeki kawan aku kut, kami tak perlu kena charge. Terus naik flight kul 2.25.

While we were flying over Brunei, hujan lebat. Memang la twin otter tu naik naik turun, naik naik turun. Dah la kawan aku kat belakang tu muntah-muntah, kesian. Tapi aku tak dapat nak tolong, sempit. And aku pun tak la kecik kan? Lagipun dia ada kawan kat sebelah dia tending to her.

Tapi my roommate dah terpaut-paut kat me, so I took her hand and sauk kan in the crook of my arm, and dia put paut la kuat-kuat dengan dua tangan dia. Hai, terasa macam real mommy plak. Bila dah keluar dari area hujan tu, flight pun stabil balik and we touched down in Lawas safe and sound. I was not worried. I trust in God, lagi pun I knew that there were stories of even worse weather. Tadi tu just a little bit jer.

Bella, I can't open your blog. I guess you moved. I hope you'll let me read your blog again soon. Tapi if not, thank you for the pleasure thus far. Do take care and I wish you all the best.

Anyway, nak pergi makan tomyam. Still on the steroids and it gives me the runs!

Good night ya'll!

2 comments:

Belladonna said...

Nok, nasib uols dah boleh masuk blog mek. Sorry naa aku tergatal tangan bah pi tukar address.

Kadang-kadang kawan ni kalau kita try jaga hati dia..dia buat tak paham. Susah betul. Kalaulah ada magic wand yang bleh buat diorang buat tabiat camtu kan best?

Anillynnette said...

Takpa nok...

Lately bukan apa... ada masalah peribadi yang sukar untuk aku selesaikan. Dan aku sebenarnya dah malas nak cari jalan terbaik untuk masalah ini. And aku semakin hari semakin jahat. Aku pun sedar juga. Aku tau entries aku lately sangat jahat, that's why aku tak hairan kalau ada orang dah tak nak kawan dengan aku lagi.

Aku insan yang sangat banyak buat kesilapan dalam hidup dia. Walaupun dah 31, tapi aku mula rasa macam kat secondary school balik, cuz my every move is misunderstood. Tambah pulak ada firestone, susah nak maintain kemarahan ni. So aku curahkan segalanya di sini. Maybe one day I will regret doing what I have done. Tapi at the moment, I am basking in its glory. Sebab dah lama sangat aku sakit hati.

Maaf, kalau aku sangka kau dah tak nak kawan aku lagi. Aku jahat. Aku faham. Aku harap kau tak kecik ati.