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Friday, April 06, 2007

Rojak Part 2: ‘Hello!’ An encounter of the not-so-third kind

It was really funny yet bloody stupid. It happen in the MAS flight from Bangkok to KL. We were just boarded and the plane is still taxied in the runway, ready to move out any minutes. As always, most of the passengers were busy reading the books or the newspapers, hoping the plane could take off asap. Suddenly there was a very loud “Hello” behind me, that kinda surprise quite a number of people. The ‘hello’ was coming from a male passenger, perhaps in his 40s or 50s.

As for the ‘hello’, he was not calling the crews for help or greet other passengers. He was saying ‘hello’ to another party in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur to be specific via his mobile phone. He was calling a limo/taxi service asking the other party to pick him up in KLIA. And he was really talking very loudly that everyone were aware of his mobile phone usage.

Even after the advice from the crew to switch off his phone, he still continue to talk for a few more minutes. In the first instance, everyone knew about the no phone usage regulation in the plane and even though it is still ‘okay’ (don’t quote me on this) to use your mobile phone since the plane is still in taxied, do so discreetly please.
And considering one had such a lengthy time in the airport (from checking-in to boarding) I believed the time is significantly sufficient for one to make a phone call to get a taxi service


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