Thursday, September 25, 2008

Hero but Still a Zero

Okay, so we were having some drinks at Ming Chu in SK new town. Whence the shop closed, we decided to head to 7-11 a few doors down to have a night cap. Whilst we were there (having our "last kopek" a suspicious dude entered the store drunk and was indecisive on what he should buy.)

We were still outside enjoying our brew before we wanted to disperse, but the dude who was indecisive was still in the store browsing, that made us suspicious and we decided to stay a little while because this was the 7-11 that we frequented and did not want anything unwarranted to happen.

The suspicious dude was most definitely drunk and was walking around the whole store and could not decide what to get. The store personnel started to get restless.

We were monitoring his every activity and got worried. I walked in to the store and asked the personnel if everything was alright, they were rigid. I told them to call the police and until the police came, we will wait. Finally the “restless dude” picked up a bottle of stout and walked out but did not leave. He sat on the stairs of the 7-11 store and did not move

The dude who was suspicious ( a foreigner ) was still seated at the stairs (drunk) did not move. We were still skeptical to move as well. Finally the Police came.

Whence the Police came, guess what?! We were the first suspects! Now the real suspect was seated no further than 8 feet away from us, the cops asked us “buat apa di sini?” we said “tak ada apa Encik”, they were like persistent on what we were doing there….finally we said…look, go into the store and ask them what happened…in whispers we told them…we were the ones who advised to call you in the first place. The cops still insisted on us to get lost and to sit near a restaurant.

Now the predicament that we are in is that the dude that was suspicious looked like a local (I am not going to mention the race!) the first person for the Police to question did not look like a local (us, who are of “Indian Origin”).

We explained to the cops that we are the ones who advised the 7-11 staff to call the Police BUT the cops still chased us away and only after that went into the store to get the details.

We were not seated too far away to see what the cops would do to the original culprit. After getting the full story from the staff is when the cops reacted to the situation by asking the “suspicious character” to leave the scene.

My question is, why come for a local first before questioning the complainant on who the culprit is? Is this not stereotyping? I shall leave the rest for you to decide. Thank you for reading 


Sherril Louisa said...

its a pity that our gorgeous caramel / mocha / expresso like skin colour somehow seems warrant such scrutiny even after more 5 decades…..

well..with the tides of change that seems to be rushing to shore,now, more intensely than ever before…lets see if any of this changes, within our lifetime :)

vickn3s said...

it happens all the time la bro..when we try to do some good stuff and end of the day get the blame...das why ppl nowdays just keep their ass shut even if the see crime rite infront of their eyes...who to blame?