Do you all remember the old, old version of Tarzan where he thumped his chest like a gorilla? He did it after a victory or is it when he was frustrated? I am not sure but I feel like thumping my chest in tulan-ness. That’s how I feel the other day when I read about this old couple whose ever so sweet, ever so slow, ever so gentle sleep were rudely waken by some over zealous officers on duty.
I am not questioning the religious or duty side of things. They have every right to do their duty, not my level to question. What irks me is how the top officials always pushed the bucks by saying something in similar line, “We will check with our officers and get a clear picture before making a comment.” Dey, if I am the boss, I would immediately pick up the phone and demand for an explanation immediately. Not wait for several days until the matter had caused shame to the whole country. Remember that this is the era of the internet where things get transmitted within seconds. We are not living on trees and relying on smoke signals, pigeons, horses to get our messages across. That’s why I said I feel like Tarzan. Monkeys remind me of the jungle, jungle reminds me of Tarzan.
Of course, this is not the first case. The case that is still fresh in our mind is how the whole of China got mad with us. Why? Because some pigeons did not deliver the message to the jungle to reach the monkeys. Monkeys thought it was a Chinese girl.
Haih…I believe each of us, humans, have this inner voice in us. Black is black, white is white. Why can’t these lower ranks officers just stood up and owned up? Where is their integrity? Isn’t it better to be wrong in the eyes of the law than to be wrong in the eyes of God? Tiu, I know this is wishful thinking.
Ok, rant #2. Recently, I wrote for PayPerPost and there were some bad vibes from the Big G. You know what? I’d rather take off Big G, lose about USD50 each month from that site. Read why here. Why should I let anyone breathe down my neck?
One more rant. I have two food blogs which sells textlinkads and I wondered why I can over-sell one of them (each month all 10 slots were taken with others waiting) but I cannot get more than two links on the other. The one with two links have a much better content, updated more regularly and have twice the traffic of the other one. Then I realised that I made the mistake of calling it with our country’s name. So, bai-bai country’s name! Now it is known as ‘Best Food, recipe and travel’ until I can think of a more unique name which sells. So much for being patriotic. The only time our country’s name get on the international media is when there is a haze or something like that. Oh ya, there is still hope yet. We strive for most expensive public toilets! Blek.