Friday, April 20, 2007

NO COMPLAINTS, NANTI KECIK HATI

Sometimes we are just too nice to people we call friends, kan? We don't wanna say anything to hurt their feelings, even though they deserve it, or at least we are entitled to air our grievances. On one hand, this is good 'coz it'll make people be nicer to each other and it will preserve friendships. On the other hand, sendiri sakit hati hehehe :-)

Take for example, my colleague Che Bi. Last week she ordered some pastries for a tea that she hosted. Here's a pic of some of the pastries :-

Looks nice, huh? Fruit tartlet, egg tart, eclair, mini muffin. Well, pics can lie, about the only good one there is the slice of orange. The custard in the fruit tartlet is the same as in the eclair, it looks and taste mentah, like tepung kastad campur air gula saja. Eclair? What eclair, pastry yang keras kedengkang tu? The egg tart pulak, almost a third of the order had half-baked egg custard, cayor meleleh, definitely a salmonella risk. The mini muffin lak was actually kek coklat kukus, I dunno about you but my muffins are baked, not kukus-ed. And believe it or not, we actually found some hair in the tarts. I refuse to think about where those hair came from, ugh!

My colleague was understandably upset. Initially she wanted to order the stuff from a real bakery, but this friend who is supposedly 'comolot' (what an ugly expression!) with a well-known female chef, told my colleague that she could get the chef to make the pastries, ala-ala jual nama gitu. Turns out, she took leave from work that day, and (we think) did it herself. Tu lah agaknya jadi sub-standard sangat *hmmph*.

So did my colleague complain about it? Noooo.... "taknaklah, nanti dia kecik hati". Adehhh.... you're being too nice la Che Bi, and it's not helping your friend either when she doesn't get any feedback. Nasib baik la kerajaan nak pertimbang naikkan gaji kakitangan awam. Tak payah la lagi ada half-baked (literally!) usahawan yang tak tido malam sebab carik duit buat keje part-time macam ni! Bila tak cukup tido, mulalah kepala weng kat ofis.

Errr... tak cukup tido sebab blogging, dimaafkan hehehe...

Meanwhile, the pastries should've been like these :-

Me, I ate quite a few slices of oranges, sweet n juicy, and definitely no hairs on 'em!

6 comments:

Dade Ghost said...

Jie, r u having a tough time sticking to your diet?? Kidding ok....

Bila orang yang saya patut jumpa tu punya last day. I might want to see her, tapi tak nak minta apa2 la kan. Just to wish her luck.....

Fauziah Ismail said...

Salam Jie,
True friends are the ones who can tell each other off without this feeling of kecil hati.
Er, sorry lah, tengok gambar sebelah atas tu selera tak terbuka pun.
It must have done your diet some good, kan?

Diyanazman said...

yuck!!!! camana sampai leh ada bulu dalam tart???
buekkk..gelinyaaa....

Jie said...

DG,

Yeah I do have some tough moments especially weekends yang I lepak kat umah, mom's cooking is too hard to resist! hehehe

OK,I'll find out when her last day will be, I'll let u know later.

Jie said...

Salams Fauziah,

My exact thought :-) That's because when u hear a negative comment from a true friend, u know it is sincere and sans malice.

How's Ache btw, is he back in the office?

Jie said...

Diyanazman,

Salam perkenalan :-) Sib baik I was helping to hidang the foodstuff, otherwise I wouldn't have known about the bulu... bleah! We put aside the tarts containing the bulu, and prayed hard that the rest were 'clean' hehehe.