Thursday, January 10, 2008

Does This BLOODY make sense?

"Hi, can I check with you if the function room is booked for this Sunday?"

"No, sir. There are no bookings on Sunday."

"Great! I would like to make a reservation for it please."

"Which day would you want to make a reservation for?"

(tahan)

"Sunday. The coming Sunday."

"I'm afraid you can't do that sir."

"Why not?"

"Because you need to book 2 weeks in advance."

(double tahan)

"But nobody has it for this Sunday right?"

"Yes, but it's protocol."

(finds a pail of water, sticks hand in water. Water boils)

"Is there anyone I can speak to, to expedite the process?"

"I'm afraid not."

(water dries up. starts loading shot gun rounds)

"Well can you expedite the process?"

"The fastest will be one week sir."

(snaps shotgun together with a satisfying click)

"But there's nobody booking the place!"

"Yes, sir."

"So what do you do if there is no booking? Leave it empty?"

"Yes, sir."

(slings shotgun on shoulder, tightens boots, gets ready to head off to war)

I eventually got the function room. 5 years coming out from the civil sector. I am reminded again why it was I left in the first place. No, they do not allow anyone in an hour before to set up. It's protocol. And they may ruin their manicures to set that up.

9 comments:

Tianhong said...

haha damn funny. relax la dude. this always happen in army right? :P sometimes muz give and take.

DK said...

Classic just follow law. :)

Sheylara said...

Huh? What kind of idiocy is this? It's too much, man!! Makes me feel like doing what DK's avatar is doing. Hahaha.

So, do they now have to do 200 Hail Marys for breaking their own rule since they allowed you to book below 2 weeks in advance?

Vandalin said...

tianhong - Let's just say i wasn't the model soldier in the army. Frustration requires an outlet.

DK - Yup. Too bad they met a classic anti-establishment type. Rock n' Roll 4eva!

Sheylara - Maybe they'll be forced to recite the Penal code 20 times, while watching reruns of the Courtesy campaign MV. *shudders*

mamaseah said...

bloody hell.... if I encounter this i'll be equally mad.... wonder when civil servants are going to wake up their idea and exercise flexibility for their own good...

Anonymous_X said...

yo...a bit lost here. what's booking a room has got to do with civil servants? =\

KC said...

Booking a function room is more than that. The host of the function room needs to prepare for staff to prepare the room, increase staff to prepare food, music, etc, etc. That's why they have a protocol. T

bengz said...

"Hi, can I check with you if the function room is booked for this Sunday?"

"No, sir. There are no bookings on Sunday."

"Great! I would like to make a reservation for it please."

"Which day would you want to make a reservation for?"

(tahan)

"Sunday. The coming Sunday."

"I'm afraid you can't do that sir."

"Why not?"

"Because you need to book 2 weeks in advance."

(double tahan)

"But nobody has it for this Sunday right?"

"Yes, but it's protocol."

(finds a pail of water, sticks hand in water. Water boils)

"Is there anyone I can speak to, to expedite the process?"

"I'm afraid not."

(water dries up. starts loading shot gun rounds)

"Well can you expedite the process?"

"The fastest will be one week sir."

(snaps shotgun together with a satisfying click)

"But there's nobody booking the place!"

"Yes, sir."

"So what do you do if there is no booking? Leave it empty?"

"Yes, sir."

(slings shotgun on shoulder, tightens boots, gets ready to head off to war)
"WTF!? why U gahman people do things like tat one!??!!?"

"Nabeh! Sir, We need one week to sign out the key for the function room lah! Do U know how many cheebye forms I need to submit because of U?" "then we also need one week to clean up the fucking function room for U, if not hoh, kinna complain from u we sua sua lost our iron rice bowl, ok!!!!!!"

"Oooooo ... i c ...."

Vandalin said...

mamaseah - No profit targets, no quota, no motivation.

anon_x - The place where I'm booking belongs to a gah-men stat board.

kc - Staff? What staff? Only location. Lights, ameneties is one switch away. No food, no drinks, no nothing.

bengz - loads of forms to fill in, liddat den can justify increase in pay for our minister mah.