Friday, April 06, 2007

New Age Kids

Not so many hours ago, I was at a nearby clinic with my dad who was having a slight fever. While he was inside the doctor's consultation room, I took my seat outside at the waiting lounge watching people, those who are sick and those who are not.

And it was then that I saw, two children, one was about 6 years old and the other around 4, were playing tag and running around. They were screaming, shouting and laughing like the clinic and the people in it are no stranger to them.

They ran around the reception area, and the next thing I know, I saw their small heads popping up next to the receptionist, not from outside the counter, but from inside! And from there those imps took their new found excitement gleefully, jumping off the counter, running in and out of the reception area and even getting into the dispensary section freely.

The receptionist and the nurse could just look at one another and pray that someone would say something to stop those little devils.

I was thinking, 'Anak-anak doktor ke ni? Ape pasal macam syaiton..?' Tetapi rupe-rupenye bukan. The parents, were just sitting happily next to me, chatting to one another, like those children weren't theirs.

Things has really change nowadays. Parents don't do nothing even if their children behave like hooligans in front of their eyes. I guess this is how the new generations are taught. They do not learn through parents yelling or shouting at them. Neither do they learn through ass smacking nor ear pulling.

Is this right? Is this what their parents want? For their children to have no respect for others? And lack of proper decorum? Kalau aku macam tu dulu mase kecik-kecik dah lame kene penampar, jerit dan diheret balik rumah. Me and my sisters had always been forewarned before any outings, that we should behave well or we would suffer the consequences. And if at any point we forgot or even almost forgot to behave ourselves, one good stare from my mom (yang matanye sampai macam nak terkeluar, which to us was very, very, scary..) and that was enough to bring us back to earth.

Oh, those kids simply made me feel like turning myself into an ogre and scream at the...parents! And not the children. Tahu mengongkek dan mengeluarkan anak saje, tapi tak tahu marah anak. Those children, I only felt like shaking them until their teeth rattle, which in this case can never happen. So, I just gave them a hard evil, 'mak tiri' kind of stare.

Parents, please have mercy on those ailing people in the clinic, and also for innocent bystanders, like me. Just leave your healthy children at home if you're going to the clinic. And also, please try not to bring them to the supermarket when you're doing grocery shopping because they are nuisances to other people especially when they start fighting over who should push the cart and who gets to sit inside. In fact, don't even bring them to the mosque, if they don't know how to behave.

So make sure your children show proper behaviour before you actually decide to bring them out in the open. Or if they are not well-mannered but you had no choice but to bring them out still, just be prepared to scold them and be stern. Wokeh?!

P/s : Once I went to a mall with my mom, and there was this kid sitting under one of the clothes rack with a hanger. And he will whack people's leg who happened to walk pass him. I was one of the victim too, but after he hit me, I bent down, see eye to eye with him, gave him a smile, took the hanger off him and threw it onto another rack. And he then ran to his dad. Aku sangat geram pada mase itu. Was I cruel? I only think that that was appropriate at that time.


Sarah said...

Noax, People in general nowadays are too self-centered even to the extend kalau anak-anak die menjadi jin aprit pun die tak peduli asalkan die dapat buat sesuke hati die la.

Tyiara said...

budak2 yg mcm tu la dah besar nanti jadik mat/minah rempit kerja nye.hehe. kalau aku la yg dkt hospital tu, dah lama aku suruh mak dia control anak2. pastu aku akan warn mak dia kalau tak diam aku yg marah kan nanti. hehe. dan ckp, "ni hospital kak, bkn playground. bawak la pegi playground. tak pyh bayar pun. pree lagi ha..."

and i still remember that kid with that hanger incident. padan kan muka budak tu. kalau ikut kan hati aku nak je cubit kecik yg sakit gile tu. hehe.

intan siza said...

as a mommy, i mean a cute one eheheh... i behave like my mom-a perfectionist. right before my 2 y.o son jadik jakun alien, i will call him with a very firm voice "ADAM DZAKWAN!!!" he knows, when i call his full name he might has done something not good. then he'll comes back to earth. bukannye nak puji my son, but he's a good boy, tgk le dr sape dia belajar kan. ask my sister (ima) she'll agrees. budak2 lain yg slalu buli dia time kat playground but he doesn't know how to fight back. but since i tought him "kalau ade org jahat pukul abang, abang pukul balik tau!" last week time kat playground ade a girl wont let him play the slide, adam jelir lidah & made some sound "weekkk!!!" at her. i was proud of him that time - "good boy, ikut ckp ibu!!" eheheheheheeh.. sorry terpjg. tata

intan siza said...

and sis ty, i wish i can do like what u did to the 'hanger kid' i mean, i wish i can cubiiiitttt or tarik telinga budak2 yg pukul my son eventho he was just standing to look at them playing & tumpang gelak2 dr jauh pun derang still dtg & pukul adam. anak2 syaiton betul la...!! hisk

Ty said...

you're right. And i need to see u very, very soon utk mencurah perasaan.

hoho..which reminds me of saty's trick. she would be extra nice to these kind of kids, lift them up and carry them, only to secretly pinch them hard under the armpit. And when the kid cried, she would coo.., 'laa...kenape sayang..? takut orang ye..?'

wahaha...aku memang seekor raksakse..nasib baik anak kau baik, tan. but u have to teach him to stand up to all these little bataks and future rempits.

chics said...

always i see during dining outside, kanak-kanak berlari rinag sekeliling restaurant dan menjerit-jerit seperti orang-orang lain adalah patung-patung and the parents are eating happily dan of coursela they say "alaaaaaaaaaaa budak-budak memangla mcm tu"

hehe, one time, i really feel like julurkan kaki biar budak tu jatuh tapi kang menyemburla pulak darah.hehe

Lianna said...

Have to agree wif u, it happened to me also recently, brought my kids to watch spiderman 3, got the aisle seat, there were 3 stooges (boys) running up and down the stairs screaming and laughing happily....some more they have nerve pulling my daughter and son to join them....the parents can just having their own sweet time enjoying the movie despite the maki from the other I took the liberty to teach them because their parents are MORON....i get to cubit and slap their BUTT... in front of their parents.... kan dah cakap aku gila kuasa...hahahahaha.... ( Pesanan Kerajaan: Jadilah ibubapa yang bertanggungjawab!)

Ty said...

Kau memang gutsy, brutal and everything..

Ty said...

And oh, chics,
betul. children shouldn't dibiarkan mcm itu.