Sunday, March 26, 2006

Tudung, Sarong & Telephone

This Reuter report is very interesting:

“Up to a third of telephone users in the Britain make calls in the nude, with men more prone to do it without clothes than women, a survey revealed on Thursday.”

“Research commissioned by Britain’s Post Office, which offers a fledgling home phone service, revealed that 40 percent of men admitted to nattering naked compared with 27 percent of women. The results were based on a survey of 1,500 telephone users.”

Only 27%! I am a bit disappointed. I wonder whether wearing sarong without undies would count as naked, because my sarong would always slip down whenever I answer the phone?

Imagine the following telephone conversation!

Fu: Datuk, koyak lah!* Where I put my face now?

* torn, ripped apart

Datuk: Alamak* Fu, it’s almost 11:45 pm, and you’re moaning to me about ‘face’. I want to put mine on the pillow now. But what are you moaning about?

* Malay exclamation

Fu: It’s the police tudung* business lah. How can man?

* Muslim female headscarf

Datuk: Relax lah, Fu. It’s only a storm in a teacup! We’ve more important matters to worry about?

Fu (suddenly alert): You mean he who cannot be named? That's no teacup storm, Datuk!

Datuk (sigh): I want to sleep on that. Can you on yours?

Fu: Banyak susah loh*, this tudung for me banyak susah loh!

* terribly difficult

Datuk: Fu, you’re repeating youself on the banyak susah loh. Look, the police like their women covered up. In fact, come to think of it, they like their 'everything' covered up.

Fu: Not when it’s naked or bald, hehehe!

Datuk (smiling): Or video-ed! That’s the spirit Fu, keep up your sense of humour. I had mud splattered in my face today when that Bakri told everyone while I was there that his organization rejected my decision outright. Lu* banyak susah, wah lebih** banyak susah. Where’s my face now?

* you; ** I am even more …

Fu: Datuk, I am really koyak with this tudung business. How to get re-elected now? I feel very naked.

Datuk: Hehehe, you think you’re like the Mat Sallehs*, talking in the nude? Why would you worry? You re-election will be under UMNO’s sarong. Goodnight Fu, sleep tight & hang on to your sarong hehehe!

* English

1 comment:

  1. Amazing Malaysian way of doing things ..... But be careful ... hold on that milk bottle .... DON'T SPILL the MILK on to that tea cup. ....

    What if that storm in the tea cup overflows into a SUMAMI ... IGP declares a police state and PM dish off to keep his face?

    Pull up your Sarong (Socks) and get to work ...Don't play play dearest MPs..
    We got to get the 9MP to move fast;
    1.MAS to take to the sky;
    2. Education to get the young brains employable;
    3. Incentives to stop the brain drain;
    4. Buses to connect all the "wrong" locations of LRTs, Monorails, Komuter and what you have you to win the public toward usage of public transport over.
    5. Keep the National Car industries above water;
    6. To eradicate poverty in Malaysia regardless of race or religion, rural or urban
    7. Re distribution of wealth between ethnic groups and between rural and urban areas so that we benefit as a whole.
    8. Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink ... To improve on the basic amenities like water and electricity
    9. Overall, in the nut shell, to improve the quality of life enjoyed by all Malaysians as a developed Nation