Terima kasih kepada mak dan ayah.
Terima kasih Allah kerana menjadikan kami anak kepada ibu bapa yang hebat. Walau tak semua yang kami inginkan kami dapat tapi semua yang kami perlukan sentiasa cukup. Walau tak semewah mana kami tahu mak dan ayah sudah cukup bersusah payah agar kami tak rasa kurang.
Syukur.. kerana bukan kami bayi bertali pusat yang dibuang di tepian jalan malah dilimpahkan pula dengan perhatian, kasih sayang dan perlindungan yang tak terbandingkan.
Kini kami faham akan kesusahan dan kepayahan mak dan ayah demi menjadikan kami seorang insan. Walau seabad pun kami cuba membalas, takkan tersamakan dengan jasa kalian seumur ini.
Ya Allah, berikanlah mereka peluang untuk merasai kelapangan dan kesenangan diduniaMu ini. Sesungguhnya merekalah ibu dan bapa yang telah lama bersusah payah demi mencorak baik kain putih amanahMu.
Terima kasih mak dan ayah..
This happens yesterday.
Typical Monday afternoon, comes a dad with 2 kids looking for vitamins. The children looks so happy."Sejuk!!!" due to the aircond. The father smile. I guess as a fisherman, its really a different working condition. They just walked in.
They showed me a brand. Its RM25 a bottle.But, try being honest about finance. Tell them that today we are just checking out the price and learn about the product. Put them into the discussion ifit concerns them. If they are smart, this will make them smarter."Malu nanti budak-budak tu kalau bapak dia takde duit."Regardless of all age, once you are a father, you try your very best.I am proud of him. Really.
The kids pointed out the vitamins that they had in mind. Probably just enjoying the coloured boxes.
The father asked how much, my staff explain the price.
He looked into his wallet and started counting. He smile back at the kids, "Duit tertinggal"
The younger one said "Tadi ayah kata duit dah bawak, Mir tanya tadi kan?"
The eldest one said "Selalu macam tu, dah tanya kata dah, sampai kedai terus tertinggal."
I was walking towards them.
"Nak yang mana ni dik?"
I showed them a different brand, cheaper by RM8. The eldest bite his lips. I explain the item is just the same.
The father said, " Dah sebulan dia nak yang tu, janji Kelas, kerja rumah siap, tolong mak, upah dapat bitamin. Tapi ingatkan duit cukup, tertinggal pulak. Takpelah bang, nanti saya datang balik."
The eldest ask, "Ni ada banyak lagi ke satu je?"
Banyaaaaak lagi, kalau nak, abang simpankan ye.
The little brother smile. "Nanti datang balik. Sejukkkk"
They go out. Soon I forgotten about them.
Hours later, the father came back, took the vitamin and headed to me.
I told him the price, and out comes crumpled RM1 and RM5 notes with coins. Calculate it around minutes and it was enough.
"Tunggu orang rumah dapat duit untung jual kueh minum petang, ada duit lebih sikit lauk barang rumah. Abang, ni sebotol tahan berapa lama?"
I calculate and say 3 weeks.
He explain that the boys are getting smarter. And he thinks that his excuse of "tertinggal duit" could be ok to stall for time, but the boys are getting smarter.
I told him that he is blessed with smart kids.
The father look at me.
"Sapa yang malu sebenarnya?"
Another customer walks in and we bid goodbye.
He said his thanks many times and even to my staff.
As i was driving back home, I saw the family on a motorcycle. The big brother was not there, just the younger one. In the motorcycle basket, lays the vitamin.
Like all fathers in the world, nothing means more to them then to make their family proud. I know that.
I know I can talk to him more and such. But in the end, its how he likes to manage his family.
You ask if I cry at this, nope because I was so happy to see this hardworking dad and mom too. Some items we take for granted are luxuries to others.