How aunts & uncles can be horrific "creatures"?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

It's been a long time since I last updated & I'm ashamed to admit that I don't have the drive & passion to blog like I used to. My life has been on a rollercoaster ride since grandpa was discharged from hospital & requires nursing care, not to mention lots of patience from us. Although exhausted each day, I still find some personal quiet time to recap on what has happened throughout the week. At least I may have something memorable to write about & to be kept for future reading. And to distract myself from the sorrows at home. *sighs*

Last week was our company's annual general meeting for public shareholders. Just like in previous years, we held it at the same hotel due to budget constraints. It was a surprising sight (at least to me) seeing the shareholders turning up very early, waiting patiently for the door to the ballroom to be opened. This is in contrast to our Malaysian habit of being fashionably late. Another interesting sight to take note is that the attendees are majority senior citizens.

Some came for the sake of collecting the freebies; most of them came for the food while only a minority are serious shareholders wanting to know more about the company performance & giving opinions on how to improve it. When the chairman announced the meeting adjourned, you wouldn't believe your eyes seeing a group of the shareholders rushing through the door - trying hard to get to the food before everyone else. Fellow aunts brought plastic bags to pack the food home. Out of nowhere, another old lady would push herself through & shove her hands through - armed with forks & spoons - to gather food to her containers; oblivious to the people around her who might not be able to get his/her well-deserved share.

After all the commotion, the buffet area was an eyesore with fruits & food bits scattered all over. It was shocking to witness uncivilised behaviour of what seemed like a group of well-mannered senior folks. I'm ashamed that we have such a wise community who can afford to behave like barbarians. Oh the irony!