Thursday, 9 August 2007

Guilt & Stupidity

As usual I was drifting in blogosphere reading articles and postings and I found some really good ones especially Docs Tokasid's post KANTOI which you can read here

What those idiots gave were stupid excuses. Some were really ignorant but some pretended to 'buat bodoh', but to give those kinds of excuses to doctors got to be the stupidest thing that they could do. They could have thought that if their kampong folks and buddies could buy their preposterous excuses surely a doctor is no different.

I would like to relate a true story here which touches on guilt. Guilt can sometimes make people do stupid things too. If in those cases in the good doctor"s post, the people were trying to hide behind a tauge plant, in mine, its quite the opposite.

Many years ago a friend suddenly walked limping into my house. Actually he was my neighbour. He asked if I could take him to the clinic coz he was worried about right his foot. I looked at it and clearly saw that it was swollen.

"Hey what happened to you"? "
"I don't know la Ajit, but this thing happened after I came back from Padang Besar"

Aah! you pakai the ayam there la?"

"Yes la, otherwise why go there? I am worried la Ajit, you thing this one VD ah?"

"I don't know la, maybe you step on something or what"

"No la Ajit, I did not step on anything, suddenly become like this. I tell you I don't want to go there anymore la, cheh! why I go and take that woman ah?"

So I took him on my motorbike to a clinic in BM town. He was inside with the doctor for sometime and came out smiling sheepishly.

"So what did the doc say, did he give you a penicillin jab?
"No la, aiyo I so malu la Ajit. Before showing him my foot I straight away told him that I went to the border and had some fun. Now my foot is swollen. When he heard me he was quite concerned, and then he had a look at the foot and you know what he said"?

"No, what did he say?"

"He looked at it and say, why, you put your foot inside ah?" When I heard it I don't know what to say la. Then he said nothing la, this is gout."

He was so afraid that it could be VD that he don't mind baring everything to the doctor. If he had misplaced fears because of guilt, then those people the doc Tokasid mentioned, could be suffering from no guilt at all.

And anyway, he kept his promise not to 'cari ayam' for a few months.

13 comments:

tokasid said...

Salam che'gu:

Your entry is actually another kantoi story.

Most cases I met, they try to kelentong to displace the blame to someone else or some other factors( see Tok Mudin Mobile's comment). I have also seen similar cases like you friend, they admit everything( which they thought is the reasons of their problems) before you could even ask whats wrong with them.

That guilt feeling thats bugging them is actually a good reminder for them. At least for several months they will be 'orang paling baik'. The ones in my story, most of them will learn nothing from their 'musibah'.

monsterball said...

kata tak nak....hahahahaa..That's was a good one.
Actually quite serious if gout sufferers do not take care of their health.
Because it is an insurable disease..patent needs to take pills daily...and anyone taking pills daily may have system under control....but there will be a chain reaction...stone in the bladder...quite common.
Is your friend still alive? How old was he getting gout and how old is he now?

Nak Tak Nak said...

Doc,
You are right, he was so scared that he tells all and others are not scared so they want to lie about it.

I don't know what type of people these liars are.

Nak Tak Nak said...
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Nak Tak Nak said...

Monty,
At that time that fella was about 30. Now he should be 60 if he is still alive.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

cikgu,

have u ever caught some of the students smoking and stuff? maybe u shld write abt it. surely there were kantoi cases with kelentong in between.

Mior Azhar said...

Salam Cikgu,
Orang sekarang memang tak takut dosa langsung. Bukan kata orang muda shaja, yang tua-tua pun sama. Dunia oh dunia. Memang nak kiamat sungguh.

Anonymous said...

Dear Che'gu,
This reminds me of a story (I heard from a friend). QE-II invited George Busg (GB) to England for a visit. So England get ready for the big day. Then GB's aide informed QE-II that GB would like to ride in a coach. No problem says QE-II. So big day come and GB gets to ride in the coach with QE-II. The coach is being driven by two strong, good-looking horses. Half way thru' the journey complete with waving and blowing kisses, one of the horses started to build flatulence. Something natural like this, how to keep.... so the horse just let go. Then the flatulence began to spread into the coach. After several minutes of enduring the pain (not to mention the silence), QE-II spoke up. She said "Mr. President, as you can see, there are certain things, beyond the control of the Queen". Nice guy, GB answered "Oh, thats perfectly fine with me. As a matter of fact, if Your Majesty did not say a word, I would have presumed it was the work of the horses". He gave her a knowing smile and patted her hand. Queen's English, heheheh...

Salam che'gu, just for lafs lah.

Nak Tak Nak said...

Kerp,
Yes, have caight a few and thanks for the idea. I will try recollecting those worth telling. Thanks there

Nak Tak Nak said...

mior,
Kalau rakyat biasa tak takut dosa dan hanya menyusahkan sorang dua tak la terok sangat tapi bila pemimpin tak takut dosa dan menyusahkan satu negara parah jadinya

Nak Tak Nak said...

Anonymous,
I love jokes and thanks for that jewel. Keep them coming

zabs said...

Salam Che'gu,
Semasa dalam service dulu adalah buat lawatan ke Medan. Semasa di sana ada 2 orang kawan tu telah terlebih enjoy, hingga bila nak balik ke Malaysia semula, dua-dua masih ada kesan "love bite" kat leher mereka. Kelam kabut minta doktor dikapal ubat untuk bagi hilang kesan tu. Tak bolehlah nak hilang serta merta. Sampai base, tak mahu balik rumah, dua-dua voluntier jadi duty officer, takut isteri churiga dan tahu kesan tu kalau balik rumah. Agaknya ada 3 hari depa duduk kapal tak keluar kemana.

Nak Tak Nak said...

Zabs,
Depa pi enjoy di luaq pun nak buat collection love bite ka? Apa la punya ngong punya orang. Tapi tau jugak yakut depa tu.

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