Tuesday, August 02, 2005

It Ain't Rocket Science


Win, Lose, or Withdraw

Before I hit the gym, I decided to be responsible and go pay my outstanding bills. So, I rushed my way to the BCB to withdraw some cash, only to find the longest lines behind two ATM machines, with no one standing behind the farthest left machine.

Based on what I saw, I deducted two things:

1) The farthest left machine is not working.
2) The other two machines are the only ones working.

With this quick logic, I went to queue like the rest of the grumbling customers. However, its amazes me, moreover annoys me completely, that some people don't think this way.

Despite seeing that people were obviously lining up on the other two machines, there were a few complete idiots who rushed to the farthest left machines, snickering to the rest as if we were the bodoh ones. Hello? What do you take me for???

There were a few ladies, with their sweet coy tone, asking, "Machine tuh rosak ke?" No lah, tak rosak. Kami semua nih actually retarded, I thought.

Once I finally got to the front of the line, I saw this Chinese lady also trying out the rosak machine. Trying to be the helpful Malaysian, I told her that it wasn't working. Instead of thanking me, she gave me this stare; this "Mind your own business" stare. Soon enough, she found that it wasn't working, and instead of queuing like the rest, she casually stepped out of the bank.

Whatever, I thought. WHATEVERRRRR!!!

27 Comments:

Blogger chics said...

muddy..really..in malaysia..even you try to be nice..they will still give you "mind your own business stare".

or perhaps the lady was retarded and her addiction is mesin atm rosak.hehe

5:55 PM  
Blogger A Babe Of Very Little Brain said...

hmmm ... there was this huge queue forming at the BCB near my place. but i had to go to maybank. bayar hutang .. teehee .. oh, and as a rule, i never speak to anyone when queuing at the ATM.

6:24 PM  
Blogger NajMie said...

hahahaha..did u do the 'w' sign with two hands and tongue in cheek eyes rolling eyebrows screwing as well? U should! bagi dia keluar payung sama asap .hahahahahahhahahahahahahah

7:02 PM  
Blogger wingnut/chickquita said...

heh happened to me at various maybank counters la. uptown, sect 14. they saw the rosak machine but still hoping for some crazy miracle to happen for them to withdraw money and could later snicker at us "fools" because we lined up and waited our turn.

i once joined a long queue at bcb, and when it comes to my turn to withdraw the money, the machine went dead on me. i stepped in, raring to withdraw the last rm50 i have to survive on until my next paycheck comes, and the machine is "experiencing problem at the moment". I cursed, walked away 3 steps away from the machine, looked back at the machine, and there it was. the guy behind me punching on his ac no. like BOdohhhhh siALLLL !!!!!

7:17 PM  
Blogger madnessinvain said...

"Hello lady, talk to the hand, the face don't wanna talk with you". Hohohoho.

7:32 PM  
Blogger Vlad said...

I once encountered a man who tried to stuff a cat into the ATM machine.

Wait, that was a movie.

Back to the topic. We shall leave those smart alec alone.

8:46 PM  
Blogger Pantani's 2nd Cousin said...

Makcik Muddy.

9:38 PM  
Blogger Panjang said...

naahhh...sometimes seeing is believing. some people just couldnt believe others (though it's obvious) and have to confirm it themself...:p

i am one of those...
i know most probably the machine is down, i know that the ones with long queues were the ones functional, but still... i just have to confirm it and who knows, as i stepped in there, the "out of service" will turn to "welcome"... it's just a matter of personality. don't have to be pissed about it...cool bro!

9:49 PM  
Blogger The Yoga Instructor said...

Maybe she thought you were trying to pick her up. Nevertheless, if that was me, I'd say "Thank you, you're a lifesaver" and flash my sweetest smile before saying, "Now, can I cut the line to be in front of you?" again.

10:28 PM  
Blogger The Yoga Instructor said...

Additional comment in reply: Muddy, kamu purak-purak 'nggak tahu.. I thot u donned Hazami's song when I saw you on last year's Top 50 MI.

But if you got me wrong (like your 'assumption' comment to my July 27th's entry), my mom mistakenly thought the singer died yesterday when it was someone from a Malay telemovie with a likely name.

10:46 PM  
Blogger 9 said...

don't u just hate it when u'r in a hurry and need to withdraw money and finding that this bloke in front of you takes bloody ages to withdraw his. it's as if he's trying test all the functions of the machine or something.

10:50 PM  
Blogger Christopher said...

Excellent blog! I give it an A+ with a Gold Star!! I'll be creating a blog on playstation 3 soon, in the meantime if you want to review my website on ps3 game cheats, i'd really appreciate it!

11:01 PM  
Blogger wildcat9two said...

funny

11:25 PM  
Blogger shell said...

sabar muds.. sabar..
heh.. but i also feel annoyed if i am trying to help, and it backfires back to me.
I have started to mind my own business and laugh secretly at their supidity :)

1:21 AM  
Blogger silent said...

1st i'd like to say i'm actually one of those idiots that tries the abandoned machine just in case the others happen to be bigger idiots than me.

2nd, kindness of strangers seem to not be appreciated these days. i was once at a bank, and i had a number but decided to pop out for a quick drink at the mamak as the que was really long. scared the number might get called while i was out, i took a second number on my way out. when i came back in, my first number just got called. my second number was just 6 or 7 numbers away. on my way out, i handed my second number to a middle age tudung lady just about to take a number. she had the nerve to glare at me like i'd just shot her son, tapi lagi kurang ajar is she took the number without so much of a thank you! cis!

3:44 AM  
Blogger the jamie said...

Maybe next time if you find that Chinese lady ever again, try show the "BIG L" on your forehead.

3:45 AM  
Blogger *Splash* said...

ur musings are witty! keep em coming! :D

6:05 AM  
Blogger shobshob said...

hahahaha i think sometimes i'll be one of those stupid people.. huhu... but i wanna make sure that it really does not work..

sometimes the ATM can operate back to normal after a while of "not in service".. pasal dia tukar the money cartridge.. so ok aje kalau pegi to that ATM and try ur luck..

7:02 AM  
Blogger K. Light said...

At least she didnt step in front of you. Apparently there's an unwritten law here, if you stand in line for 3 seconds, you can then walk around and smoke and do whatever and come back as soon as the place you were at turn's comes up. I gave up on yelling at idiots cutting in.

"But I was here before!" kepala hotak kau you stupid cow.

5:30 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

chics :

Hahaha...that's a first! An addiction to a rosak atm machine. And sigh, that's sad to hear that people are not kind-responsive. Well, nevermind, i will continue to spread my kindness...huhuhu

the babe :

is near your place KLCC? if not, BCB seriously needs to fix them rosak machines. huhuhu...and yeah, i try not to speak to anyone at the ATM as well. perhaps that lady thought I wanted to steal her cash...man, do I really come off as a robber? ...awesome!!! Muahahaha....

najmie :

Hahahahahah...yeah, the W sign. Actually she deserves the L sign, moreoever my favorite finger as well. Hahahaha!!!

wing/chick :

Muahahahhaha!!! I am SO GLAD to know that you know where I am coming from. A few of my friends told me that it doesn't hurt to go check the rosak machine to see if it works. I am like, come by me with that again? rosak? works? hahahaha...there's no miracle with atm. Leave miracles to God, not banks. huhuhu...

madnessinvain :

Muahahaha!!! Yeah man, that whole experience brought out the attitude in me. The whole hello? sprung up from no where. I seriously think my yankee side heightened to a whole new degree after the atm encounter. Hahahaha!!!

5:42 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

vlad :

You are one eccentric dude, its damn cool!!! What movie is that? Stuffing a cat into an ATM machine??? Muahahhaha!!! Seriously salah loh.

theroadie :

Roads the Superstahhhhhh!!!

truth_seeker :

Hey pal, thanks for dropping by! :)
And yeah, perhaps i was overreacting a little bit, but you should see the people who went to the left machine. They have this face, as if they are SOOOO smart. huhuhu...not pissed man, simply annoyed. hahahah...

Well yeah, but imagined: if the left machine DID work. What a sheep I am...

yoga instructor :

hahahah...yes, you can always cut me. Just as long you will sing for me first. Heard you have a fantastic voice, yes? ;P wanna jam someday?

And hahahaha...i can't believe you remember my disastrous stint on MI. Even today, I find it quite embarrassing...hahahaha...

hur-hur :

There's so much truth in your statement, i almost spewed Milo out of my nose!!! Hahahahaha...I so SO agree with you.

And btw, thanks for dropping by! :)

5:53 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

christopher :

Hey pal, thanks for dropping by! :) An A+ and a gold star??? I seriously think you read the wrong blog lah. I am more of a C- and a red star. hehehe...

wildcat :

No, I'm just nuts. Hehehehe...thanks for dropping by. :)

shell :

Yeah, i really need to sabar sometimes. My sabar-ness have been tested too many times, I think I might as well be a rocket and shoot myself out of space. Mehehehe...

silent :

that's the thing. when somebody is nice to you over here, most of them think they have double motives. for example, when i open the door for you ladies, atleast say thank you lah kan; don't just walk out with the stride that i am your doorman!!! And for god's sake, I am not hitting on you; i'm just being a gentleman.

ps : that lady needs to be shot. Muahahahaha!!!

the jamie :

hahahahaha...the Big L suits her perfectly. As well as the Walkaway sign (the whatever sign turn downwards, with your index fingers walking-away...huhuhuhu).

6:03 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

waterfall :

hehehehe...i know. my musings never seem to end!!! Hahaha...which is cool and scary at the same time. ;p

shobshob :

listen, there will never be a miracle at the atm machine. get over it. Muahahahahaaha!!! but if its working, pass it over man.

and yeah, see you this weekend. welcome back to KL!

anuar :

An unwritten rule about stepping out and coming in back into the line? Woi, siapa engkau??? Muahahahah!!! That will definitely bring out the Mat Pret in me. Huhuhuhu...

6:09 PM  
Blogger disco-very said...

don't you hate how malaysians get all paranoid when people try to be nice and polite and carry out civil duties? like it's supposed to be written in our genes that we're supposed to be idiots to each other. i get glares when i help blind people cross the street or give up my train seats to old folks. My new maxim for national unity is WTF MALAYSIA?!?!

6:46 PM  
Blogger Willowsss said...

good post... thanks.

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7:43 PM  
Blogger Vlad said...

Are you trying to say that I am suffering from mental illness?

It's from the movie American Psycho starring Christian Bale. Worth a watch.

8:56 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

diso-very :

Hey model, thank you for gracing your beauty in my humble blog. Huhuhu...;P how ya babe? when can we chill again? and eat tons of chips? hahahaha...

and yeah, i think you should trademark that maxim. i won't be surprised if its the new theme for our upcoming merdeka day. (I love merdeka day!)

willowsss :

thanks! :)

vlad :

Hahahahah...no man, i never implied that. just that i find you quite dark, which is refreshing actually. i, on the other hand, run on sugar high. Muahahaha!!!

american pyscho. always wanted to watch it. and dude, that clown is scary loh. *i hate clowns, can't stand them period*

9:32 PM  

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