al-kisah si wahab

My not-so-new department is a mini United Nations. You can find people of many different races and nationalities working together. My team lead is a senior guy from North Carolina (satu mukim ngan Kaktek tuh). Another parallel team that I work with is led by and India-Indian guy. Sitting directly opposite me is an Englishman. To my right is an American born Chinese. His good friend, a flamboyant Scotsman, comes over for a chat every now and then. Others in the department include Malaysians of the usual three major races, Germans, China-Chinese, Indonesians, Filipinos, French, South African.. what else.. perhaps several more.

One afternoon while we were busy working, the Englishman who sat opposite me (let’s call him Mr. B) made a phone call...

Mr. B: Hello, is that Wahab?

[*Thinking* Mr. B got a Malay friend? Biar betul. And his name was Wahab? Klasiknya.]

Mr. B: Wahab, is that you?

[*Assuming* At the other end Wahab asked “Who’s that?”]

Mr. B: It’s B here.

[*Assuming* Wahab couldn’t recall and asked “B who?”]

Mr. B: We met the other day. It’s me, B, the scary mat saleh!

Hahahahaha! Couldn’t believe Mr. B just called himself “scary mat saleh”! Super funny!

Guess what happened after that?

Wahab hanged up the phone! So Mr. B had to call him again!

From their second conversation, I gathered that Wahab was actually a wireman that Mr. B was trying to hire to install some electrical stuffs at his home. Apparently since they met, Mr. B had been having a tough time to get Wahab’s commitment to do the work.

Couldn’t help to wonder what kind of impression had Mr. B given to Wahab during their first meeting?

Because it seemed to me that Wahab was still scared of the scary mat saleh :-D

12 comments:

Nazimah said...

Hahaha, scary mat saleh? No wonder mr. Wahab hang the phone, hahaha.

dieya said...

yeah! but the truth is mr. B is really not scary, at least to me. wonder what he did that scared the death out of wahab :-D

JaJa'Z said...

wahab? classic nya nama....heheh..kang keluar plak nama kassim...mahmud...hehhe

Kak Nora said...

Wah pandai dieya teka-teka apa si 'wahab' jawab dalam perbualan Mr B and so called 'wahab'.

dieya said...

k jaja,
tuh laa pasal. confirm nama jaja tak keluar yek, tak cukup classic. tukar "jaja" jadi "jenab" laa.. kwang kwang kwanggggg

aunty nora,
kata suka tengok CSI kan, bab teka meneka ni mmg sudah terlatih :-D

Fertzy said...

sure ker nama dia Wahab? taula kan mat salleh nie bunyik dier lain, maksud dia lain. "coackroach" jadik "car crash"

"wahab" jadik "wat the heck?" wakakakaka

so, abang wahab tiap kali dengar mat salleh nie panggil dia sound mcm marah kot..."heyy wat the heck??"

terus laaaa...wat the heck kau mat salleh nak marah marah aku??

hahahahhahaha

dyanna said...

Mr B is quite persistent to get Wahab to work for him. while wahab is trying to run away... makes me wonder if wahab the electrician is the best in town?

Ps: What happened to Wordless Wednesday? Nampaknya Talkative Tuesday has taken over unintentionally :P

~jeet~ said...

siann wahab...pandai betul si b tu, siap bg nama kat diri sendiri ;)

mintak tlg your indonesian colleague belikan i dvd sinetron bole tak? hehehehe...

PatinPasta said...

Dieya,
Haha! Klasik gak tu. Maybe you buleh perkenalkan perkataan "meroyan" kat Mr. B. Nanti maybe dia buleh cakap "The meroyan mat saleh". Ahaks!

Maya Marisa said...

takde gambar pun... tipu yea?
hehehhee :P

dieya said...

noly,
saya yakin abg aznil nama dia wahab! :-D
muahahaha mcm pernah kudengar "car crash" jadi "cockroach" itu tapi di mana ya???

dyanna,
i wonder the same too! takde wireman lain kah? sampai ngeri si wahab tu kena stalk ngan mr. B!
p.s. hahaha wordless wednesday dah kena overshadow semalam. since i didn't write anything yesterday, anggap je laa ianya wordless ye :-p

jeet,
tuh laa kelakar betul! alamak i'm not close with the indonesian colleagues laa coz we r in diff teams, so i don't wanna gv u false hope. but just in case, gimme the name of the sinetron, kot2 lah i ter-bercakap ngan cowok2 itu sambil2 buat air kat pantry.. hahaha!

aida,
wakakaka takleh bayangkan cemana dia nak nyebut perkataan meroyan tuh! puas la nak kena train gulung lidah to pronounce the rolling R like we do.. ahaks!

dieya said...

maya,
heppp!!! saja laa tu nak provoke i amik gambo curi mr. B yek :-p
u tayang dulu gambo cha cha's cikgu george clooney! mana dia? mana? mana?