Saturday, September 20, 2008
Real Friend Shown by Words and Deeds
Case #1: You got a disease.
Normal Friend: “Should I even care?”
Supportive friend: “Ko nampak tak sehat” or simply “Syafakallah”
Extra-supportive friend: “Ko nak aku belikan apa-apa ubat tak?” (Fiza, I miss you!)
Case #2: You’re healed from the disease.
Normal Friend: “Owh. Dah baik. Then?”
Supportive friend: SMS – “Demam semalam da kebah?”
Extra-supportive friend: “Aku dengar ko demam haritu. Amacam? Ada baik?”
Case #3: You got arrested from a police road block.
Normal Friend: Stays in the car.
Supportive friend: Together with the driver to see the policemen.
Extra-supportive friend: Smartly backing up the driver when dealing with the policemen.
Case #4: You’re appointed for a position in a society.
Normal Friend: “Wow~ sweetnye...” *sarcastically
Supportive friend: “Aku menyokong penuh!”
Extra-supportive friend: “Aku menyokong penuh dan jika ada apa-apa yang boleh aku bantu, beritahu aku, ok?”
Case #5: Jom sahur sama-sama!
Normal Friend: No answer.
Supportive friend: “Jom!” or “Takpe... lain kali ye”
Extra-supportive friend: “Jom aku belanja! Banyak pahala belanja orang bersahur nih!”
I wish I could be the Extra-Supportive Friend, and (read: and) I do not expect everyone to behave like what I expect.
Posted by Muhammad Zaki bin Ramli at Saturday, September 20, 2008