There is this kid which I had been observing for a long time. He is about 9 or 10 years old. And has two maids following him around. Whenever he wants to put on his inline skate shoes, he will open his legs left and right. One maid each will tug the shoes, tie the laces and kept asking, “Sudah cukup? Sudah cukup?” (is the lace tight enough)
Then, he will be hopping around the skatepark like all posers do. The two maids will follow him every where, one with a bottle of water each. Every five farking minutes, they will call after him, “Minum airrrrr….”
Each time I see him opening up his legs for the maids to wear or take off his shoes, I feel like lastik (catapult?) his balls from across the park. I mean, he is old enough to do such things for himself. It is not like he is going to die if he did not take a sip of water every five minutes. Arrggh…I just can’t stand kids like that. And especially can’t stand his mom or grandpa (who come in occassionally) whenever they shrieked if he does just a little wee bit of gliding. Most times, he is just mere poser, a public hindrance, major pesk in the park.
Of course, he got two younger siblings. But they are younger and hence, need the attention. So, I can overlook that. But him? I silently wish he would fall flat on his face everytime I see the maids chasing after him with the water bottle. But he can’t fall ‘cos he did not even move but hopping on the inline skate shoes.
Recently, my relative took her son to Universiti Sains Malaysia for his first year of hostel stay. (all students must stay in the hostel regardless) She related to me how so many of the kids (yeah, almost 20 years old kids) don’t even know how to wash and dry their clothes. Duh! Some just dangle the clothes in its twisted form in the sun without even spreading it out and pin it. How stupid can they be?
I don’t know lah, I am absolutely against the idea of having maids waiting on kids like they are some little princes or something. It gives the kids some kind of superior air that they are to be served hand and foot. Wait till they are old and are expected to blend into society where the cruel world doesn’t provide such service. That time they all sure si-khiau-khiau (dead with legs in the air).
And this reminds me of a homily by a priest from a Singapore church, (Father Stephen Heng?) about the breakdown of marriages in Singapore. All the couples he counselled have problem because both parties expected to be served by their respective spouses and no one can accept ‘no’ from each other. You see, they are the children whom had grown up with modern slavery and hence, expect that kind of slaves to serve them. So, when they are living on a one-to-one basis, they cannot adjust.
You got practised modern slavery or not? Heh!