Thursday, September 18, 2008

Another Story of Old

Over dinner just now, Emak tells me of an old story in reference to the current scenario now. It is an old story told over generations, and was told to Emak by her mother many decades ago.

Once, there were 2 individuals by the name of Haji Bebal and Abu Dajjal. These 2 grew up and lived in the same village somewhere in the mideast. As the story goes, both men are not well off to do. And as the names suggest, one was not too bright a fellow, while the other is certainly not a saint.

One day, while AD was playing in the desert, he noticed HB walking alone and decided to follow him from a distance. After a short while, AD observed HB digging a hole and later, crouching beside it. After HB had gone off, AD approached the spot where HB dug the hole and saw HB had scrawled something on the sands which read "There is no money hidden here - HB."

AD, keeping to his namesake, dug the hole and took all the money. He then covered the hole and then scrawled "I did not take the money - AD".

Since HB's note mentioned that there was no money there, and AD admitting not taking any, the case was rejected when brought to the courts.

Emak told this story in referrence to a change of portfolio by some people of late. I guess, one does not have wonder far to guess who.

ps. Got a text from Elviza:
Solidarity vigil in front of Commercial Crime at 8.30pm, 18 September 2008.


Roti Kacang Merah said...

your mommy so bijaksana!!! the politicians should be ashamed of themselves!

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

i am not about to say who's who and who plays AD better but HB fits the older man's character aptly.

Kata Tak Nak said...

HB could also be called HL or HT
Hj Lembab
Hj Tidoq

cakapaje said...

Salam Alina,

Alhamdulillah, yes, I would like to think so myself, thank you :) But I guess, most mothers are.

cakapaje said...

Salam kerpie,

Hmm...yes he does, doesn't he? Perhaps, Cikgu's comment tops usual :)

cakapaje said...

Salam Cikgu,

I couldn't agree with you more :)

alinaabdullah said...

wah. cerita yang cukup bagus. mungkin encek shah patut bukukan semua cerita-cerita emak encek shah.

cakapaje said...

Salam Alina,

Hehe...entry ni kira proses membukukan cerita cerita tu lah :)

Er, Alina, can you please drop the encek business? Kat alam cyber ni, takdak pangkat pangkat. Dan di hari kemudian, kesemua kita akan sebaya di alam yang tiada detikan minit mahunpun saat :)

alinaabdullah said...

:). oklah en.. er.. shah.

tapi saya rasa 'encek' itu bukan pangkat. cuma rasa hormat. :)

Ydiana said...

Salam Shah

I am impressed. The ancient court must be quite sophisticated then. Good at manipulations and allowed the evil wins.

cakapaje said...


Hormat itu sesama kita, pada sesama hamba Nya Yang Maha Esa :)

Oops! Baru perasan, I jawab pada Alin menggunakan nama Alina, minta maaf ye Lin.

cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam ydiana,

Well, not exactly. Its just that there were no evidence which could incriminate one party properly; anyone could admit to having his money being stolen and point to another as the thief.

Water Lily said...

Yea! Saya juga tak suka berencik puan dll. Saya lebih suka berkakak-abang untuk yang lebih berusia dan ber'adik' untuk yang lebih muda.

Tak gitu akhi? Salam Ramadhan untuk akhi dan keluarga. :)

cakapaje said...

Salam WL,

Benar bagai dikata :)

Salam Ramadhan juga pada Marinie dan suami, serta keluarga di kampung. Eh, dah dekat ngan Syawal dah! :)