Saturday, May 28, 2011

The World is Cruel.

the other day, I went to Giant Puchong for business(echehh)

went to the food court upstairs to wait for someone(echehh)

there I was, sitting alone at an empty table, waiting...(echehh)

Sitting at a food court waiting for someone usually makes u buy some food just to pass the time..not for me though, cuz i wasnt hungry(echehh padehal kedekut/jimat =P )

To pass the time, i played around with my phone, surfed the web, walked around the mall a few times, but still. bored as hell. Naturally, i did some people-watching!

and what I saw opened my eyes.

I saw and old woman, probably in her late 50's or early 60's. She wore a green Giant Cleaner tshirt, moving from table to table, picking up all the dirty dishes, clearing all the unfinished food and wiping the tables clean.

What saddened me the most is when she would push the cleaning trolley from table to table, limping as she walked. Each step looked as painful and as uncomfortable as the last...

She did her work quietly but determinedly. U could feel her sincerity in doing her work, despite her age and her health condition..

I could only look at her with sympathy and smile when she looked at me and pray that she leads a better life tomorrow.

And then I had a stray thought.
What if my Mother was the one in her shoes.
Limping from table to table, picking up other people's dirty dishes...

Dont get me wrong, I am in no way looking down at people in that line of work

I just believe that no aged woman/mother should be doing it

I know my mother wont
Because she has her 2 sons and daughter that she can depend on

The World is Cruel....But Thank God I have My Mother Here With Me.


6 comments:

Syamsuddin Faruok said...

omg. sama k. aku pun kalau nmpak makcik2 camtu mcm terfikir, kalau mak aku camner :(( sedih k.

difficult easy. said...

sweet gila kau maliq. aku pun harap mak aku tak jadi cmtu sbb die ada 2 daughters and son that she can depend on. :D

Nina :) said...

suweetnyer maliq.. alololo..
sama lah jugak. tp yg lagi aku emosi bila fikir mana anak2 dia..lg2 kalau yg mmg bila jln da menunduk je..kt sini byk weh... siap angkat2 kayu bakar bertimbun on their backs. rasa nk tlg, tp... haih..

Whoelses said...

bukan dunia yg kejam, tapi manusia yg bernama anak.

Bertuahlah ibu yang melahirkan insan kamil..

maliQ said...

sudu: yeapp sedih dowh..happy mothers day! lol tibe2..haha

izy: auwww terima kashihhh..lol geli.tahniah! semoga anda menjadi anak yg solehah! sile laa berubah mulai skarang! amin! =D hahaha

nina: shuweeeet shangat! pftt..tu laa dowh, we cant help them all. just help whoever u can however u can. insyaAllah balasan die terbaekk! =D

whoelses: maybe, but we dont really know the whole story to pass such judgement, so lets think positive and help the needy around us, shall we! =D

wantans said...

maka persoalan cmni pun muncul, aku sering terfikir knape warga2 tua cmni yang selalu menjadi cleaner? knape x orang2 muda. malu la kn nk jadi cleaner, well, bukannya aku bercakap pasal permanent ny kerja.. kje sambilan je, remaja2 skrg nk kje kt McD, Tang, Crocs and etc je.. LOL