And I went like.....GULP !!!!!!
Alamak.... the immediate question that came to my mind, err...Mr President, Sir, your wife kena masak ke?
I've hosted a meeting with my team members at our house too before no doubt. But that was a day before I went into labour - who dared to stress up a lady with fully blown up tummy? And it was fasting month. How convenient.... bulan puasa memang tak payah serve food. hehehe.... nevertheless....regardless.... those who could not fast or non muslim, still should have some snacks right? But you see.... these were my bunch .... who have been brainwashed since whenever, that this colleague of theirs or perasan like boss sometimes .... simply DOES NOT COOK. So come you may if you so desire, but help yourself to whatever there is in the kitchen. And this cool bunch of memang no need to control macho type really helped themselve they did. The minute I said, let's have a break.... bertaburan la they all roamed into my kitchen, checking the pots & pans, biscuits/cookies in the jars, chips in the snack baskets, fruit juice & soda in the fridge, and hot drinks at the drink counter. Some even befriended Bibi and got handsomely rewarded with heated up masak asam pedas which they gobbled up with white bread (roti cicah kuah asam pedas pekat , pernah try? sedapppp.......).
Eh! Wasn't it fasting month? Yes, it was. Those who were fasting memang ler puasa..... But those "uzur" and non muslim surely knew how to have a feast in my kitchen! In the end, they were fully seated around my kitchen table menjamu selera with whatever edible they could find. HAHAHAHAH..... kesian sungguh....and kelakar sungguh....... And they really enjoyed themselve very much. If only I had snapped a photo!
But you see... this was ....my bunch. The kind of bunch that... err... what did I say just now? Err... the 'no need to control macho' bunch of gals/guys. The kedai runcit bunch of people whose working life revolves around 'sourcing & finding for food' come what may anyway.
Back to our newly appointed Mr President.
For you Mr President, you really should not hold your inaugural meeting in our house, Sir! Because Mrs President is simply incapable of providing the support at this juncture. Your new committee members may not survive the creative challenge on the search for the unserved food/drinks.
Your newly appointed committee members look up to you I'm sure. And I think they have a damn good reason to do so. And should continue to do so. I don't think you should risk your reputation too early in your appointment, Sir, simply because of the lack of a certain competency on the part of your other half.
Don't shake their confidence too fast too soon.
Not good for your credibility.
To cut the long story short - go get another venue..... hehehe
Esok esok when they have been inducted to understand how the 'household' operates and if they are willing to accept the enjoyment of indulging in biskut pilihan (many choices) cicah air nescafe tarik buat sendiri... then yes..... maybe..... hehehe.....
Sorry Bang....Ya Ampun.....
THIS DOES NOT IN ANYWAY WHATSOEVER RENDER YOU, MR PRESIDENT, ELIGIBLE TO HOLD ANY SUCH MEETING IN ANOTHER NEWLY ACQUIRED HOUSEHOLD YG PANDAI MASAK PULAK KONON !!!! THE IMPLICATION OF SUCH MISINTEPRETATION IS SIMPLY DISASTROUS. BE WARNED.