I was so pissed off (that’s the title)
Just awhile ago around 7pm here in Saudi Arabia, while I’m cleaning some dishes for dinner, I accidentally broke the water faucet (I’m strong hah!) so literary I should inform our Indian Residence Coordinator since he is the one who manage everything in our Villa, I was so pissed off.
Me: Sir! I accidentally broke the faucet.
R.C.: Why? What happened?
Me: I was washing our dishes when I accidentally broke it?
R.C.: So you expect me to tell that to our Manager?
Me: No Sir! I was just informing you so that we could do something.
R.C.: Yes! I know that’s why I’m asking you, you expect me to tell that to our Manager?
Me: Sir! You don’t have to lie, all you need to do is to tell the truth, and then let’s buy a new one.
R.C.: You see AL, each money I spent here, I should report it to the manager even if it is just 1 riyal.
R.C.: If you have money just buy a new one and we will just reimburse that.
Me: Sir! No need to reimburse its only 5-10 riyal, I’ll pay for that since I’m the one who broke it.
R.C.: So what do you want me to do now?
Me: Hah? (I was speechless; I don’t know what to say).
R.C.: What do you want me to do now?
Me: Hah! Sir, you’re the one who told Arnel awhile ago to wait for ten minutes and you will buy a new one for us?
Because when I broke it, I inform Arnel and Arnel inform him immediately (our R.C. as in Residence Coordinator) then he said to wait for ten minutes he will buy since the hardware is so near if you use the company service.
R.C.: Yeah! So what do you want me to do now?
Me: Sir! Can we buy a new one?
R.C.: Ok! So what do you want me to do?
That’s the part where I got pissed off.
Me: Sir! Used your imagination, I broke something what will we do?
Of course I know the answer to that, if you broke something you have to fix it, and for that we need to buy a new faucet, and since he is our Residence Coordinator, I inform him right away so that we can go to the hardware and buy a new one, because our company driver will not drive for us if we don’t have any permission from him!
R.C.: Yeah! I’m using my imagination now, what do you want me to do now?
Me: Hello! Sir! Use your brain.
R.C.: I’m using my brain ok, I am not your servant here!
Me: Yes! You are not our servant here, that’s why you have to act and think like a real Residence Coordinator, use your head ok! Do not ask me on what you’re going to do; you should know that, you’re the coordinator here, Use your head not your butt.
Then finally he realized what he have to do!
R.C.: I am using my head and not my butt, I am not like you who easily get mad, go now and buy from the hardware, I already inform the driver.
What’s that? He already inform the driver and he still asking me on what he will gonna do?
Why he have to ask me about what he will gonna do with our problem, if he already knew?
Is he joking?
Simple situation requires simple explanation; you don’t need to make it so complicated, you’re just wasting your time. Then I turn around and smiled and said “What the ****”
I am so pissed off.
“Why do you ask questions to which you already know the answer.”
- Magneto (X-MEN)