bad vs good

A friend of mine once told me about her maid. How she drove my friend crazy and finally led to her decision to let her go.

Big city like Jakarta, with so many bad people who always try to find a way to deceive and getting advantage from you…make us hard and not trusting people easily. There are so many ruse that these bad people use to trick other people…

 Anyway, my friend told me her irritation on her maid who always easily talking with strangers in the neighborhood or elsewhere…
“If she is still teenagers or twenty something, I can understand it…, “ she said to me. “But she is fifty, for heaven sakes!”

What made my friend feel irritated because according to her, this maid could draw bad people to her easily. Her maid seems to think that everyone is nice and all of those strangers surely come from her hometown just because they speak in her language. While we know only too well, that language can be learnt.

“Whenever stranger greets her, she greets back. And when they were asking around about us, her employee…she told them almost about everything, “ she continued still irritated. “What if later the stranger turns out to be a robber and break in to our house?”

To her maid, her worries considered over reacting. While to my friend, her maid considered under delusion.

I sometimes think that if we used to live around people who always try to take advantage and trick us, we will be trained to be alert. And our instinct will order us to not easily try anyone especially someone that we hardly know. While the maid, probably used to hang out with people just as simple as she is… Being nice in order to try to steal something or taking advantage is beyond her thinking…

Due to the above reasons, I completely understand why both parties were frustrated to each other and agreed to let go one another without further delay.

If I were my friend, I probably going to kill her myself.... ^^;;
4 Responses
  1. hehee...emang gak mudah sih....menghadapi orang2 di saat sekarang ini. apalagi di jakarta. jadi, temanmu itu gak bisa disalahin juga ya. takutnya ketulusan sang pembantu disalahgunakan oleh orang jahat. serba salah juga. padahal dia kan cuma ingin bersikap ramah. Eh, ramah sama bawel tuh beda. Apakah dia selalu ngasih tahu ttg berbagai hal yang terjadi di rumah majikannya? Kalo itu sih namanya bawel.


  2. Tapi terlalu parno juga gak baik lho. Terlalu curigaan gitu. Waspada boleh aja asal jangan lebay.


  3. twitjune Says:

    Hahaha...my mom's maid persis banget seperti itu...very2 irritating memang..tapi mau dilarang dan dirubah sudah ga bisa, sudah kebiasaan di desa untuk being nice to everybody espc to a "perfect stranger". pesenin aja jgn membuka pintu gerbang pada orang yang tidak dikenal, apapun alasannya.


  4. bridge Says:

    @cerpenis
    yang bikin gondok temen gue sih karena pembantunya itu diajakin ngobrol oleh org asing dlm bahasa daerah nya langsung menganggap org itu pasti baik... Jadi gak mungkin org dari daerahnya itu berbuat jahat... Dan ditanya apa aja, pasti dia jawab dgn polosnya.... HAAHHAHAHAH
    memang sih kadang kita jadi parno berlebihan.... tapi ya apa boleh buat

    @Twitjune
    hihihih, pembantunya udah dipulangkan dengan tanpa paksaan daripada dua2nya sm2 sewot


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