30 October 2013
This morning, I had a chat with two of my workers while they were busy cleaning the office.
Me: So, how much have u save ur salary so far?
Miss A: I gave all to my mom & she helped me bank in the money to my account.
Me: Great. But if u give her all, what's left for u to spend? Say like u wanna buy reload for ur phone, or ice cream etc.
Miss A: My mom will give me when I asked from her.
Me: And u, Miss B?
Miss B: *looked at me with teary eyes & her lips trembled* My aunty took all my salary.
Me: Ouh I forgot u live with ur aunt. Sorry for asking, but where is ur parents?
---I dare not to look her straight to the eyes...I got emotional too easy---
Miss B: They passed away when I was still little. My sister used to take care of us but when she got married, she moved to Lahad Datu & stays with her in laws. Ever since then my younger sister & I live with my aunty.
Me: I see. She took all ur salary? That's what u said just now, right?
Miss B: Yup. She took all & only gave me RM2 daily. For the bus fare.
Me: So she keeps ur money just like what Miss A mom does.
Miss B: No. The RM 2 daily is considered my salary.
Me: What?? I don't think ur salary is as little as that. Where is the rest? Do u have any saving account or anything?
Miss B: I don't have. My aunty said, she wants to buy gold.
Me: For u?
Miss B: No, for her.
Me: The other day u borrow money, was that for her?
Miss B: Yup, she asked me to borrow from the company because she wants to used the money to buy things.
Me: What the hantu?? She thinks this company runs some sort of money lending service? Next time, I won't let u borrow anymore.
Miss B: If I don't get the money, she will kick me out from the house.
Me: *holll* As if making u work & taking ur money aren't enough. She even makes u do the housecores.
---Speechless! I never thought this kinda thing occurred in real life!--
How could a woman does such thing to an orphan when she is a mother herself. For God sake that poor kids are her sister's daughters; her nieces. Her own flesh & blood! Wasn't it her responsibility to take care of them?
Listening stories from my workers made me realize how fortunate my life is. Yet, the one who is always gripe about life is none other than Yours Truly. Not them. Dasar minta makan kaki!
Be grateful please Bie, before Allah tarik balik semua nikmat yang Dia bagi sama kau!