80年代生同事：tsk, 你不觉得很脏的咩？不噁心？ 给人家啦！捐出去然后买过啦！不要用人家用过的啦aiyerrr...
Everything starts from a second hand house. Oh correction, a fully furnish second hand house.
Including electrical items, sofa, cups, bowl, wardrobe and a very good condition king size mattress (no subsidence, no dirt, no saliva or other spooky marks and neither it is smelly, well of course I didn't smell it like a doggy but at least I don't smell anything in close distance)
And so, when people get to know that I'm going to "inherited" the cups, spoons, and mattress of the previous owner, something interesting happened.
60-70 era born friends, those who were not born in a rich family, who for once work hard to fight for a better living and are now having a better/more settle lifestyle, reacted as below:
Myself: eh I jimat a lot leh, the mattress at least need thousand over leh.
60-70 era born friends: eh you sure you wanna use the mattress ah? Hehe, no strange smell?
Myself: no woh, somemore I bought a mattress protector, thick one, put on top then settle lo.
60-70 era born friends: like that ok la good, save a lot...
However, those colleagues who born in the 80's, who coincidently from a good condition family background (which generally we can't quote them "the poor"), not the bread winner of home, and already have the capability & freedom to start enjoy life response as below:
The 80's colleague: Aiyerrr, why use other people's stuff? Buy a new one la! (showing disgust face)Myself: so new, can't persuade myself to throw it leh (here refers to the mattress). Somemore I bought a new mattress protector, put on top settle la.
The 80's colleague: tsk, aiyerrr, don't you feel that it's very dirty meh?? Not Disgusting meh? Give to other people, or donate out and buy a new one la! Don't use other people's stuff la, aiyerrr
During the first round attack I still patiently explain & try them make them understand why, but unfortunately after few rounds of attacks from diff batch of 80's in different timeline, I come to understand that it’s just waste of time, and thus I shoot back:
1) Disgusting? Dirty? Then what happen to you guys when u all go travel? Hundreds of people slept on the bed & even "hanky lanky" there, isn't it evn more disgusting? So you all bring your own mattress to travel?
2) And what happen when you guys having meal at the restaurant?? How many people put the same spoon that you use in your mouth before?? How sure are you that they washed it thoroughly & wash it clean? Isn't it felt more dirtier??
3) things that you felt disgusting you give to others or 'donate' out? Hello, people are just less fortunate, they are not a worthless beggar ok? No wonder the developed country likes to throw the old technology stuff to the developing country, this is the mentality huh?? (ok this one I haven't say it out)
Still, same reaction: it's diff mah, yiyerr
Yiyerr (Yii my ass meh?!)
Same situation but the reaction from the 2 (correction, 3) generation are poles apart. One demonstrate respect and understanding, another shows such an high-spirit that see no others but own feeling & thinking, what's in your mind doesn't really matter to them.
Is this what people called generation gap? Or solely the attitude that cultivated from the poor & the rich family background?
ANYWAY, to those fortunate 80's, if you so happens to see this post by chance and feel no good, I would advise you to leave immediately & don't leave a comment ok? Coz I'm not interested to see neither debate.
Yeap, this is me, overbearing and 'lan si', as here is my blog, my place, even if you don't like it, somehow you've no right to question it, understand?