Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Cerita Haji

Orang kalau balik dari menunaikan fardu haji memang banyak bawak cerita aneh. Cerita saya bukan cerita aneh tapi cerita lucu. We went for haji ifrad, my parents and me and a friend HA. So our first destination was Madinah. All went well, except that the bus ride was just too long after the long wait and flight from Penang. cerita lucu ni, bermula bila we took a bus ride again to Mekah for the Wukuf. I am sure you have heard about the bus driver buat perangai mintak 'baksih" or some pocket money. The same thing happened to us. At first he stopped and came out collecting money. Some jemaah, did give sedekah they said. I did tell my group that Tabung haji must have paid all these drivers and we should not give him more. if we wanted to give, we sedekah at the end of our trip. I guess the driver became greedy and wanted more money, so after driving for a while he stopped again and this demanded more money or else he would not proceed to mekah. Some people became scared that they would not arrive in time. I was furious because 'my people' were being extorted. Nobody wanted to do anything, and the only thing they said was, 'bagilah". So, I stood up and said that 'no more baksih' until we arrive mekah. The driver was surprised that it came from a female. I told him to drive, but he refused...he went down the bus and disappeared. I talked to the passengers and told them if they wanted to give more money, collect it, and hold it as a carrot. I would tell the driver that we would give him the money after we arrived. he was angry. My next act was to get the ignition key to the bus. I told him I would drive to mekah if he wouldn't. He was cussing and cursing in a language i did not understand..biark pi lah...I also told him that my father could drive and i could read direction...
So after much angry words from him, he took the key from me and drove us to mekah.
Yang geram tu, bukan apa, geram sebab bus driver boleh bullied kita and i was not to be bullied by anyone

6 comments:

Kak Teh said...

hahaha! sal, i can just imagine u cekak pinggang, garang macam Siti Tanjung Perak! Memang kena ajark depa macam tu.

AuntyN said...

Anak mami Penang yang brutal lah ni. Way to go girl. Macam Kak Teh imagine Siti Tanjung Perak cakak pinggang sambil berkemban lagi...hehehe.

MakNenek said...

haha this one is really funny lah! cool lah kak sal!!!

Mutiara said...

Agaknya saya tak dapat Haji Mabrur lah tahun tu...I think the reason why our jemaah acted meek because they did not want to say or do anything 'bad' during the haji time, so as not to turun markah haji mereka.

atenah said...

ha ha penang women memang brutal, baru dia tau

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