Sunday, September 12, 2010

Let us practise punctuality at all functions

I just came back from a wedding dinner. It was supposed to start at 7.30pm as printed on the invitation card but the dinner only commenced at 8.30pm, later by one hour. It seemed that it was the norm not to start at the stipulated time as some would be late. It is so illogical because the host has made those who are punctual wait for the late comers.

I am all for punctuality. All functions should start punctually unless some unforseen thing crops up. You can't make your guests wait for an hour if you are sincere in inviting them to your wedding dinner.

Let us practise punctuality at all functions.

2 comments:

YAAKUB ISA said...

Sdr Yeoh,
Saya sangat menyokong isu ketepatan masa, terutama dalam majlis perkahwinam sebagaimana yang Sdr alami. Di kalangan masyarakat Melayu hal demikian juga terjadi. Sebab itulah orang Melayu mengadakan jamuan majlis perkahwinan dalam jangka masa yang panjang: 12.00 tengah hari hingga 5.00 petang. Di kampung-kampung tempoh itu lebih lama - 10.00 pagi hingga malam, misalnya. Bayangkanlah betapa banyak masa terbuang... tapi, aspek positifnya ada juga: senang menguruskan (berbanding 200 tetamu datang serentak, hah!).

Roshidan Rashid said...

I agree with you.. But I hate when something is late and not according to the schedule, they say is as "Janji Melayu" (Malay Promise)