What is it about people who can gossip endlessly till the sun goes down, but when given the chance to hold the microphone and stand in front of the crowd, they run away?
“I can’t do public speaking, I get nervous.” – Isn’t it time for you to conquer your fear?
“Heee! I tak boleh! Tak boleh! Tak boleh!” – Fine, I get it, you tak boleh.
“I rather sit at the back.” – Duh! Even a 3 year old kid can do that.
“Takde orang lain ke?” – Why is every single person asking me to find another?
“Why don’t you do it?” – Trust me, if I’m able to do it, I won’t bother asking you.
In actual fact, I’ve been doing it many times, for many events. I’m literally the unofficial in-house emcee in my department. I’ve also been called to help out as emcee for events organized by other departments. I’m thankful for the skill that Allah has bestowed upon me and I don’t mind sharing it with others. But on that one particular day that I can’t do it, all I ask is for your favor to replace me. Can one of you help me out, just this once?
You know me, I don’t say no to being an emcee for no good reason. More so because I know how hard it is to find someone to do the job. Just so you know, I’ve been called to attend a super duper important meeting involving people from many different departments at top level (sense the importance?) on the same day at the same time as the event. There’s no way I can skip the meeting for the sake of emceeing (and the event is not even my department’s event to begin with), my boss will skin me alive. So please, I need help here. I will even prepare the emcee script for you. All you have to do is to stand behind the rostrum and read it out. You don’t even have to make eye contact of you don’t want to.
Off to find someone, anyone, to do the job.
P.S.: Funny that those who complaint the loudest + talk the most rubbish + badmouth all the time are the ones who immediately say no when given the chance to hold a microphone and be heard by everyone. How ironic.