Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Buffetting: Tied Down
How frequent does any of your family member buzz you?
Everyday? Every hour? Every fortnight? or Every month?
Well, I guess Everyday is for average people, Every fortnight is for busy people and Every month is for uber busy people.
As for me, I fall into the Every hour category.
It's just weird that when you are a lil techno-savvy in the house, all members coming pounding on you asking about every single silicon,wires and coppers about the computers and electrical appliances.
And from bothersome, it can evolve into annoyance, and ultimately it turns into enraging.
Over the years, the whole family has been so dependent, and it really does bother me when they just call me all the time just to expect me to fix something for them.
What's worst, as I've gotten my driving license, the butler frenzy never stopped, and because of these butler duties, I've been bounded to all the needs of my family.
As of now, as the maid goes MIA till the new one pop in I have to cover 50% of the existing house chores, as I'm the so-to-speak free-iest one around, due to the 9 months break before university intake.
So back to how being tied down affects my life. I'm joining a fitness center, and I'm picking up saxophone really soon. The problem is, I have been all cash out, but no cash in.
It is not like I didn't try getting the jobs, it's that I have to reject them every single time I was offered.
A: Mattress promoter in PWTC.
Parents: It's so far, and promoter jobs give nothing to you. Don't go la.
B: Tuition teacher in a center
Parents: Don't want la. You need to fetch your brother, maid not around. You are needed in the house. Low pay somemore
C: Teacher's job in ex-school
Parents: So low pay, morning some more, you sure you want to go meh?
Look, you are the ones asking me to get a job out there, now you are telling me not to take the job. Can you adults make up your mind? First you complain I'm slacking in the house, once I've got my jobs you say I'm needed around.
Contradictory beyond reach.
Well, these are the problems people don't see anyway. Some even comment on Facebook that because of my "Typical Picky Malaysian" syndrome that ended me without any jobs.
Kinda hurtful, because it wasn't me that was picky, it was my parents. I always told my bosses money ain't issue to me, because experience is what I'm seeking. So, if I'm that picky, would I actually take up a job which requires 8 hours of work and only RM50 per day? Even promoters get RM100 a day without 8 hours of work.
But I don't blame the judging, as normally laymen perceive things on the first sight,thought, and condition. It takes closer bonds for people to understand what one goes through.
I'd just wish things will turn out right eventually. Although the parents have nodded to the membership and saxophone, I still don't feel comfortable using their money. People might think that I'm able to work for my income, which I really do hope I can.
Yet, due to these family issues which got me tied down, I can only dream and hope that the maid comes in ASAP. Fuck My Life seriously.
When does this shit ends?