It was Friday today, Friday the 13th to be exact. I am not really a superstitious person, but after a series of events that happened throughout the whole day, I am starting to give it a benefit of the doubt. Seriously, it is the story of the flying Ipod on the freeway !!
I was with this cool dude named Craig (an ang moh), and we just finished a site inspection job at Maida Vale, and we were on the freeway heading to Midland. The sky was gloomy, it was windy, traffic was usual, and everything else seemed rather normal, like any other Fridays anyone could expect it to be. But no.... At one of the traffic junctions, a driver behind us stepped out of the car, and came to Craig telling him something rather stunning !!
"Dude, your lunchbox was on the freeway, and everything else in it was scatterred everywhere !!!"
I went like....
and Craig went like.....
then I turned to him... and he said...
"My Blardy IPOD that I bought one month ago WAS INSIDE THAT LUNCH BOX !!!!"
Ok, by now I am pretty sure some of you are a little clueless of what was happening back there on the freeway. Apparently we were rushing from one place to another, so we thought we have packed everything inside the car. Unfortunately, Craig left his lunchbox, together with some food, important documents, and an IPOD inside it, which the box was still left open and sitting on top of the truck !!! So when we drove off, initially the lunchbox with everything inside was sitting still at the top of the vehicle, until we hit the freeway and he accelerated.
BAM !!! The lunchbox must have slided off the top of the truck and left scattering everything inside all over the freeway behind us.
And imagine the cars and other vehicles tailing our truck....
Its a ciggarette box....
Its a mobile phone...
Its a pack of Kotex...
Its a FLYING IPOD !!!!
*Superman Opening Theme rolling in the background*
I bet it must have been a sight worth a million dollars.
Definitely much better than seeing a flying saucer.
Right, now you get the story, back to where we started, after being told about the flying lunchbox at the traffic light stopping, we made a U-turn and go back to the place where we came from as soon as we could. Bear in mind it was a freeway, and it would take a long detour to get to where we were previously. By the time we got there, we found nothing on the road. We drove further on, and spotted a giant truck (something like Optimus Prime) stopping at the shoulder (side) of the freeway.
We approached the driver of the truck, and God Bless his soul !! He pulled over and went down to the freeway collecting the lunchbox and all the scattered items in it, and actually waited for us (or could have been anybody else) to come back and claim it !!!
I am gonna take a pause here and make a short commentary.
1) The guy at the traffic light who came to imform us about the lunchbox flying around.
2) The guy who stopped the truck, picked up all the scattered items, and waited for us to come back and retrieve them.
This is something portraying Australia, or rather a true display of how different, and how incredible the mentality and the way of thinking of the people here can actually be. If this kind of shit ever happened in Malaysia, I doubt any of the people would be selfless and kind enough to do half of what those two guys did. An IPOD flying around on the road.... that would be the same thing as seeing a gold necklace flying around. Believe me, I am still feeling very impressed, and somewhat shocked by the willingness and act of good will of the people here.
Now who says Western culture is bad?? Screw those brainwashing Malay Government School systems that polutes our innocent Malaysian minds saying that our own culture is all good and others are just crap. Seriously, screw that.
A Wicked Combo
Ok, back to the flying IPOD. Remember that it was flying off from the lunchbox to the freeway, landed on the rough pavement, and somehow miraculously managed to evade any incoming rolling hot wheels of heavy vehicles, and ended up being collected by a truck driver. The impact on the groud, probably skidded and rebounded a few times (try imagining this with slow motion 3D matrix style) and in the end guess what??
There was no scratch on the body, because it was protected by a rubber casing (phheewwwwwwwhhh) and it still BLARDY WORKS !!!! I do not know who told me IPODs are fragile, but after this incident, I dare tell you, it is DAMNED TOUGH.
Poor Craig, he must have been traumatized by the whole thing. He was just really relieved and glad that his IPOD was alive.
Yeap... that was the end of the story for the flying IPOD part.
Now, here is a story of my own.
For those of you who do not know, I have started working not too long ago. I am still new, so there really is not much to say at the moment. I would not say much about my work, and my workplace for good legal and logical reasons. Mainly it is for my own safety and protection. Nevertheless, when there is a harmless and innocent stuff to tell, like the flying IPOD, I shall gladly share it with you guys.
My Dinner: Penang Fried Kuay Tiaw
This also explains my less frequent updated blog lately. When you have a job, it just eats up all of your life. Seriously, a huge chunk of my life is gone just like that. And blogging time would have to be sacrificed for more appropriate utilization, as much as I hate to do it. Priorities suck, big time. It just bugs me a hell lot, when I can't do what I really want to do.
I shall talk more about my job (of course only the things that I feel safe to reveal) and my life, or at least what is left of it in coming entries. For now, I am just freaking exhausted. I did Site Inspection for the entire day.... so yeah, cut me some slack will ya?
Have a nice weekend all.