Sunday, September 25, 2005

Kiasu-ism

I was at the Hytex warehouse sale yesterday. Boy! Those nice and pretty bajus were really cheap. I bought more than one dozen shirts for Brendan, more than one dozen dresses, tops and pants for Eryn, six for my sis, one for my mum, two for my maid, two for my maid's son, one dozen for a friend and my brother's girlfriend's SIL and two for me all at the cost of approximately RM100. That's a pretty good bargain.

I have to touch on the pathetic attitude of some of the parents there. The mad rush to grab the clothes when the workers were pouring them out were crazy. These clothes were as low as RM1, but there's no need to rush to grab it. Come on.... can die one ar if you don't manage to get those bulk of cheap clothes. These people were pushing and fighting and grabbing the clothes.

Don't care what sizes they are. Don't care what designs they are. Don't care if they behave like hooligans. As long as can get hold of it, can already. Eessshhhh.......

So, each time these happened, I'll go to the quieter corner and select the left-overs. Once the mad rush is over, I'll go over to the earlier mad place and look for more left-overs. There was this quite well-to-do and educated woman (based on the jewelleries and branded watch, shoes and clothes that she wore) who got tons and tons of beautiful clothes. I admire her for having the eyes in selecting the clothes until I realised that she's so damn self-centred. She had four basketful of clothes and then literallty booked one whole area, blocking others, and selecting the ones she wanted and dumped the rest. She was then down to two baskets. Then, again it happened. She went round picking another two baskets and again chose the nicer ones and dump the rest. And again it happened!! sigh!

There was one man who placed his son on top of the clothes. Another placed her daughter in one corner to sleep. And many others with children lingering around under the hot sun.

But I really cannot tahan when I saw this woman pushing and grabbing clothes while carrying her daughter of approximately two, or maybe three, in front of her. Her daughter was pressed and was screaming and crying in pain. She wouldn't give a damn and I was so pissed off I walked towards her, gave her a stare and told her off "Eh, you tak malu kah? Tengok anak you lah!! Nangis macam gila pun tak kisah! Malu lah!". I think if their child fainted also they wouldn't give a damn.

Such is the kiasu attitude of some people. Cannot get, try elsewhere lah. There are tons of clothes lying around. Why forsake your child's life for the sake of a RM1 baju?

The next time I go there, I'm going to bring my camera and take a shot at these people.

6 comments:

Lazymama said...

I have bought some bajus for my gal last Sunday at Jusco with just 20% discount, but can choose at my own pace...am so scare to squeeze myself in this type of whs.

But then, since majorities said the price are so cheap, I think I will join the crowd this Sunday but do it the way like you, select the left over! :P

mom2ashley said...

wow...i haven't experienced this kind of kiasu-ism yet when it comes to baby clothign sale like how you've experienced...but if i do..i'd definitely take a picture of the chaos! it's amazing how "decent" people can easily let the "animal" out of them when it comes to sale huh?...

Tracy said...

Wow, wow, wow, Sharon, u've got 49 pieces all in all. Dat's an awful lot. When Chanel said she got 29 pieces, I thought dat was a lot but compared to urs ......

Wah, u must have been hanging around there for quite some time as to be so free to be so observant (hee, hee).

Baby Smooches said...

Jefference, be prepared. Wear your safety helmet if you're bringing your kids.

Dinah, if you ever take the pics, send them to me. I'll pay you royalty. hehe

Tracy, it's impossible not to notice the "animal" in them. I was there for about 3 hours together with my mum. I think lining up to pay takes up about half hour of the time.

Jesslyn said...

I dun think my hubby allow me to bring along kids when go such place, can say is too dangerous for them! I ever came across this kind of kiasu shoppers while in Jusco J card member sale!! Of course i went alone,no kids around. They are pushing each others man, really ugly Malaysian!

AsleyLee said...

Sharon, next time don't forget to bring your camera, who knows the "targets" are known by us..hehehe...

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