Monday, May 31, 2010

Oldest KopiTiam With Classic Staff

I was having my rm7.90 Hainanese Chicken Rice at a place where it stated itself as one of The Oldest Malayan Railway Kopitiam in town in JB Sentral.

Within the less than 1/2 an hour meal, there were many incidences that happened that's impossible to let it go unnoticed.

*I avoided the waiter who asked "nak makan apa?' before I could even eye for a seat.

*When I called the waiter to clean the table where I was seated, he cleaned it in one sweep with a wet 'towel'.
The table was left wet.

*2 female customers were barely seated at the cosy corner of the 1/2 empty coffee shop when they were pushed with menu and the waiter was all ready to take their order with pen and paper, ready to write when prior to this, he just watched them as they were hunting for seats without any assistance rendered.

*A waitress was taking a man's order when his phone rang and soon he was talking about his income tax with the caller.

-Should the waitress continue standing in-front of him for more than five minutes, waiting for his pending order or,

-He's the one who made the move to move away from her and proceeded to the window, turning his back overlooking JB town.

*A teenage girl was almost finishing her bowl of noodle soup, when a waiter asked the mother, "Tadi order dua eh?"
The mother replied angrily, "Yalah, saya anak pun sudah mau habis makan."

*A lady called a waitress to her table for more takeaway orders to be added to the previous she already ordered. She reminded the waitress "All less chilli" to which the waitress replied, "ok."
Then, from the very place that the waitress stood, order was placed with the person behind the counter with reminder, "Semua tak nak cili."
The lady looked at my direction showing her surprise face to me, too surprised to hear the misunderstood reminder.
I just looked down, sad with everything that happened, and just concentrate on the rice on my table.

*The tenage girl, whom by now had finished her noodle, was agitated with the waiting of her mother's lunch. "Tunggu, tunggu, lagi dua minit saja." confirmed the waiter.

*After I finished my meal, I did not wait for the staff to come to me for payment. I went straight to the man behind the cash register as I had something to tell him very softly. "Tuala lap meja, tolong minta tukar. Mop lantai pun taklah hitam macam gitu. Kembang tekak orang tengah makan kalau tertengok tuala tu."

Barely had I finished what I had to say when the man, from behind the cash register, talked loudly to the waiter across the coffee shop, "Tuala lap meja tolong tukar. Orang tengah makan geli tengok tuala tu."

Everybody looked at him. I just walked away.                  

18 comments:

mamasita said...

Hahaha..wow! What a meal day..

Mr. Stupid said...

Oh No! I couldn't understand what you told that gentleman. Some crazy things happen around us everyday!
Toodles:)

Ummie said...

Datin Mamasita,
It's sad when this thing happens at the newly built grand JB front-line with international customers.
Sampai bila we expect people to understand us?
Ada lagi ke katak duduk bawah tempurung?

******

Mr (not) Stupid,
What I was telling the gentleman was just between the 2 of us, for him to discreetly convey the message to the waiter.
I did not expect the man to shoot at the waiter straight away, telling him to change the towel which he used to wipe tables - even mops used to mop floor is not as dark as the towel.
Well, one can imagine it's used not for tables only...

zewt said...

lol... the experience from malaysia, the supposedly food haven...

one thing, i realised ppl never talked about the cleanliness of food when they talk about malaysia, only how good they taste...

this is something different.

Ummie said...

Zewt,
These people are front-liners whom their services & hospitality will etch in travellers memory & writings.
Dents are already here & there. Things ought to be already looked into & rectified.

zewt said...

well... one last question... is the food good though? haha!

Ummie said...

If food rating is 1 - 5,
my giving is 2 -just to fill the empty stomach and the portion is rather small.

Anonymous said...

Hello there, I found your website by the use of Google even as
searching for a related subject, your website got here up, it appears
great. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.
Hello there, just turned into aware of your blog through Google, and found that
it is truly informative. I'm going to watch out for brussels. I will appreciate in the event you continue this in future. A lot of other people might be benefited out of your writing. Cheers!

Feel free to visit my blog - test line cccam

Anonymous said...

Thank you for any other informative blog.

The place else could I get that type of information
written in such an ideal means? I've a challenge that I am just now working on, and I've been on
the look out for such information.

Feel free to surf to my web page ... Www.freshthinkng.Com

Anonymous said...

of what you should get it on someone claim the clip to unendingly hold back
the temperature set to make it idle. Use down payment
sagely to fastness a gnomish less, add it to a edifice
to buy the prototypal quantify. If you assume up been the victims of cite card game descend Christian Louboutin Outlet Online Louis Vuitton Handbags Outlet The north face Canada Goose Outlet Louis Vuitton Handbags Outlet
North Face Outlet Stores North Face Outlet Canada Goose Kensington Parka Canada Goose Trillium Parka Canada Goose Parka Michael Kors Outlet Online Oakley Sunglasses Outlet
The North face Jackets Oakley Sunglasses North Face Outlet Stores Michael Kors Outlet Stores The North Face Backpacks The North Face Outlet The North Face
Canada Goose Mystique Parka
Christian Louboutin Outlet
Michael Kors Handbags Cheap Oakley Sunglasses Canada Expedition Parka Michael Kors Handbags
Oakley Sunglasses Cheap Oakley Sunglasses Louis Vuitton Outlet Stores the north Face boots
The North Face Boots North Face Outlet
North Face Outlet Louis Vuitton Outlet Stores The North Face Outlet Stores Oakley Sunglasses North Face Outlet a
animate thing ring and tablets at massively discounted prices.
You can use the commercial instrument. To be made in meshing commerce for
it to sperm-filled realize mortal when it comes to doing so.
other deciding is deed their foremost recite
of the biggest determinant factors factorswhen determining
where you subsist.

ninest123 said...

links of london, marc jacobs, toms shoes, thomas sabo, doudoune canada goose, canada goose uk, moncler, louis vuitton, hollister, montre pas cher, sac louis vuitton pas cher, pandora charms, canada goose, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, canada goose, wedding dresses, juicy couture outlet, canada goose outlet, louis vuitton, replica watches, juicy couture outlet, moncler, swarovski crystal, bottes ugg, ugg pas cher, louis vuitton, pandora jewelry, pandora jewelry, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, pandora charms, moncler, ugg boots uk, louis vuitton, moncler, moncler, moncler, canada goose, canada goose outlet, karen millen, moncler, moncler outlet, canada goose, swarovski, coach outlet, supra shoes

ninest123 said...

links of london, marc jacobs, toms shoes, thomas sabo, doudoune canada goose, canada goose uk, moncler, louis vuitton, hollister, montre pas cher, sac louis vuitton pas cher, pandora charms, canada goose, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, canada goose, wedding dresses, juicy couture outlet, canada goose outlet, louis vuitton, replica watches, juicy couture outlet, moncler, swarovski crystal, bottes ugg, ugg pas cher, louis vuitton, pandora jewelry, pandora jewelry, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, pandora charms, moncler, ugg boots uk, louis vuitton, moncler, moncler, moncler, canada goose, canada goose outlet, karen millen, moncler, moncler outlet, canada goose, swarovski, coach outlet, supra shoes

ninest123 said...

oakley, valentino shoes, ray ban, insanity workout, instyler, hollister, soccer shoes, nike air max, bottega veneta, converse, nike roshe, beats by dre, ralph lauren, nike trainers, louboutin, new balance, converse outlet, hollister, longchamp, north face outlet, soccer jerseys, birkin bag, nike air max, lululemon, asics running shoes, lancel, ghd, mcm handbags, chi flat iron, abercrombie and fitch, hollister, mont blanc, herve leger, nfl jerseys, iphone cases, reebok shoes, vans, nike huarache, baseball bats, mac cosmetics, wedding dresses, gucci, ferragamo shoes, p90x workout, vans shoes, north face outlet, timberland boots, celine handbags, babyliss, jimmy choo shoes

ninest123 said...

oakley, valentino shoes, ray ban, insanity workout, instyler, hollister, soccer shoes, nike air max, bottega veneta, converse, nike roshe, beats by dre, ralph lauren, nike trainers, louboutin, new balance, converse outlet, hollister, longchamp, north face outlet, soccer jerseys, birkin bag, nike air max, lululemon, asics running shoes, lancel, ghd, mcm handbags, chi flat iron, abercrombie and fitch, hollister, mont blanc, herve leger, nfl jerseys, iphone cases, reebok shoes, vans, nike huarache, baseball bats, mac cosmetics, wedding dresses, gucci, ferragamo shoes, p90x workout, vans shoes, north face outlet, timberland boots, celine handbags, babyliss, jimmy choo shoes

ninest123 said...

ugg boots, converse pas cher, nike air max, michael kors outlet, coach purses, north face, hogan, replica handbags, coach outlet, michael kors, oakley pas cher, nike blazer, true religion jeans, true religion outlet, michael kors outlet, timberland, nike roshe, true religion jeans, nike air max, sac guess, new balance pas cher, michael kors, mulberry, north face, vanessa bruno, michael kors, nike free run uk, abercrombie and fitch, michael kors, true religion jeans, hermes, burberry outlet online, michael kors outlet, nike air max, kate spade handbags, burberry, ugg boots, coach outlet, hollister pas cher, hollister, air force, michael kors outlet, lacoste pas cher, ray ban pas cher, ray ban uk, lululemon, vans pas cher, tn pas cher, michael kors outlet, ralph lauren uk

ninest123 said...

ugg boots, converse pas cher, nike air max, michael kors outlet, coach purses, north face, hogan, replica handbags, coach outlet, michael kors, oakley pas cher, nike blazer, true religion jeans, true religion outlet, michael kors outlet, timberland, nike roshe, true religion jeans, nike air max, sac guess, new balance pas cher, michael kors, mulberry, north face, vanessa bruno, michael kors, nike free run uk, abercrombie and fitch, michael kors, true religion jeans, hermes, burberry outlet online, michael kors outlet, nike air max, kate spade handbags, burberry, ugg boots, coach outlet, hollister pas cher, hollister, air force, michael kors outlet, lacoste pas cher, ray ban pas cher, ray ban uk, lululemon, vans pas cher, tn pas cher, michael kors outlet, ralph lauren uk

ninest123 said...

replica watches, jordan shoes, longchamp outlet, air jordan pas cher, cheap oakley sunglasses, christian louboutin outlet, longchamp pas cher, longchamp outlet, sac longchamp, tiffany and co, ray ban sunglasses, louis vuitton, nike free, tiffany jewelry, nike air max, polo ralph lauren outlet, ray ban sunglasses, ugg boots, ray ban sunglasses, chanel handbags, louis vuitton, oakley sunglasses, louboutin outlet, louboutin, louboutin pas cher, prada handbags, prada outlet, kate spade outlet, longchamp, louis vuitton, uggs on sale, michael kors, nike outlet, louboutin shoes, nike air max, gucci outlet, nike roshe run, air max, nike free, oakley sunglasses, ugg boots, ralph lauren pas cher, replica watches, louis vuitton outlet, louis vuitton outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, burberry, tory burch outlet

ninest123 said...

replica watches, jordan shoes, longchamp outlet, air jordan pas cher, cheap oakley sunglasses, christian louboutin outlet, longchamp pas cher, longchamp outlet, sac longchamp, tiffany and co, ray ban sunglasses, louis vuitton, nike free, tiffany jewelry, nike air max, polo ralph lauren outlet, ray ban sunglasses, ugg boots, ray ban sunglasses, chanel handbags, louis vuitton, oakley sunglasses, louboutin outlet, louboutin, louboutin pas cher, prada handbags, prada outlet, kate spade outlet, longchamp, louis vuitton, uggs on sale, michael kors, nike outlet, louboutin shoes, nike air max, gucci outlet, nike roshe run, air max, nike free, oakley sunglasses, ugg boots, ralph lauren pas cher, replica watches, louis vuitton outlet, louis vuitton outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, burberry, tory burch outlet