When I was still a freshie, I had the (mis)fortune to work in a company with an idiot boss who got rich through buddy/crony connections but had no idea how to run the business. He fancied himself a doyen of the advertising world, while the fact was he was merely a printer's apprentice who got lucky. He did paid good money for good staff, but just as quckly dismissed them if for some reason he ceased to like your face.
One day, one of the key account managers called in for a day's emergency leave. He had to take his father to the hospital for an operation. My dear boss was none too happy as there was a big presentation coming up and he expected everyone to burn the midnight oil while he went home to relax with his family in his bungalow, served by 3 Filipino maids.
He went sulking around the office, pouring out his peeves to everyone who was willing to listen (and who's not "willing" to listen to the boss, eh?).
"What do y9ou think of this fellow ah? OK la, he wants to take his father to the hospital. But does he really have the whole day off ah? Take one or two hours enough lo...I can understand if he wanted to take leave if his father died la. But this one...hospital only what?"
Being the idiot that he was, he didn't notice the incredulous looks on our faces or the way we looked at each other when he said that or the how we rolled our eys or groans and snickers when he left the room.
He was caught up in his own little fantasy land where he was the all-wise one and everyone was born to serve his fancy. For us staff, we couldn't decide if he was complete moron, a callous a**hole or just totally oblivious. Perhaps it was a combination of all three.
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Muhyiddin: Don't use ISA as a reason to quit
(NST) KUALA LUMPUR: Elected representatives should display greater responsibility towards their constituents rather than abandon their duties unreasonably.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said M. Manoharan should not use his detention under the Internal Security Act (ISA) as a reason to quit as Kota Alam Shah state assemblyman.
"After winning an election, it's time for him to get to work. He should be responsible enough and not step down unnecessarily as is being done by those from some political parties.
"The exceptions are when he is declared a bankrupt, convicted or dies."
He said DAP's Manoharan could still perform his duties despite being under ISA detention.-------------------------
What? Mano can perform his duties like debating at the DUN, seeing to his constituents' issues, officiating events, attending meetings, ensuring suitable policies are made and carried out, etc, etc, etc while still under ISA detention at Kamunting?
You throw him in jail without trial. He can't even see his family, friends or home. His world is only a prison regiment within 4 walls, and YB Mano is being lectured for being irresponsible and not "getting down to work"?
What really takes the cake is when Muhyiddin states that Mano should only resign if he was "declared a bankrupt, convicted or dies."
Oh..."I understand if he wants to resign because he's dead la. But this one...?"
So is Muhyiddin a complete moron, a callous a**hole or just totally oblivious. Perhaps it's a combination of all three?
BTW, the Kuala Nerang UMNO ADUN has been declared bamkrupt since November 2008. How come his ass still firmly glued to the seat?