Do you notice that people are always, always, damn, blardy kepoh? They often go for the news that is not important but dramatic in nature?
For example, let me show you a kepoh-ness that happened last night. I was with my son, waiting at the pharmacy in Lam Wah Ee. Then, two men who looked like construction workers from the hard boots and dusty, soiled clothes passed by on their way to the reception. (to register for whoever is in the ER) One of them is carrying a baby whose forehead has injuries, a nasty red gash. The other was lamenting something in Hokkien about ‘why did it happen to the person (her?), why not him etc etc’.
So, all eyes were on them. And I start to guess, probably the mom was carrying the kid on the bike and they got into an accident. Then, few minutes later, one Indian Muslim man came and spoke in Tamil (or some language like that) to his wife. At that point, I was talking to my son. But midway, I told him, yeah, the woman was riding a bike in Paya Terubong and got into the accident.
My son : Mom! You are so kepoh! You eavesdropped!
Me : No wor, I am not as kepoh as the ‘to the left, to the left’. (you know that song?) He even followed the two men to find out.
My son : People speak Tamil, how you know wor?
Me : I heard terubong, motorbike, accident so that’s all I need to know.
So, human nature is like that.
We are eternally busybody about the minor news and never really see much of the big picture. Like how the economy affects us, how the current situation in the country is developing, what is happening to the environment, who is our PM now, aiks hehehe.
All we care are those ikan bilis, kecik monyet stuffs like:
Why a pig’s head is left on a car?
Did Datuk K and Datuk Siti have problems with their marriage?
Who is that old, peverted old man?
What happened to the Porsche and BMW?
The above is a screenshot of The Star Online most viewed pages. Do we see people reading about our Deputy DPM who said Malaysia is an Islamic State? Do we read about any more serious news? No, we are all but a whole big nation of busybodies.
That’s why 5xmom’s blog rawks. Cos she is always full of shits and hot air. Now you know….