>A usual suspect with an unusual request
But the greatest taboo of all is having to fulfill a promise you do not wish to promise in the first place. It is a landmine only politicians having gut and talent to navigate through safely.
The question is. Is a man judged by his deed or by his words?
“Dua-dua anak kita dah tunaikan janji dia darling…bila nak tunaikan janji kita pula?”
I smiled and not to be accused of trying to give lame excuses, I tried to compose suitable options. Actually, I didn’t remember giving any promise in the first place.
“Ada ke kita janji” – now it sounded a bit stupid. If anything a man always tend to forget, promises top the number one in their easy-to-forget list. So under no circumstances, I don’t want to argue on this.
“ye le… Dulu masa bagi motivasi dan semangat yang berkobar-kobar sebelum exam, macam-macam janji…” my luvly-jubly significant half tried to invoke back my faded memory. The blissful marble cake almost choked me.
I am a scientist and not a politician …and never want to be one.
“… Tengok lah. Insyaallah kalau gomen bagi bonus 12 bulan”. As far as I could remember, that was the most creative answer I’ve ever come up with.
But no worry my dear sons… Deeds, not words shall speak to me.