Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Typical Malaysian

Mahmud grew up in Kota Baru, a town located on the East Coast of Malaysia, and then moved away to Kuala Lumpur to do his law degree in order to fill up theBumiputera quota. He decided to come back to Kota Baru, because he could be abig man and really wanted to impress everyone. So he returned and opened his new office.

The first day, he saw a man coming up the sidewalk. He decided to make a big impression on this new client when he arrived. As the man came to the door, Mahmud picked up the phone. He motioned the man in, all the while talking. "No. Absolutely no. You tell those clowns in Kuala Lumpur that I won't settle this case for less than one million ringgit......Yes. The Appeals Court has agreed to hear that case next week. I'll be handling the primary argument and the other members of my team will provide support. Okay, tell the State Prosecutor that I'll meet with him next week to discuss the details."

This sort of conversation went on for almost five minutes. All the while the man sat patiently as Mahmud rattled instructions. Finally, Abdul puts down thephone and turned to the man. "I'm sorry for the delay, but as you can see, I'm very busy. What can I do for you?"

The man replied, "I'm from Telekom, I've come to connect your line".