So last Friday, the three of us head off to a nice hotel to enjoy a free "Buka Puasa" buffet. As I mentioned before, I wouldn't dream of paying close to RM100 just to break fast! No. No. No.
Since this is Malaysia and we are multi-ethnic and multi-religion; there are Muslims as well as non-Muslims going to the "Buka Puasa" thingy, everywhere.
Nothing special about that, but I can't help but feel some people are quite insensitive towards their fellow table-mates who are fasting. And I find it totally insensitive when people order alcoholic beverages at these "Buka Puasa" buffets.
I mean, you go to a "Buka Puasa" thing. You know the majority going there are fasting and have to wait till break fast time to eat. There are your fellow colleagues or friends sitting with you at your table who are fasting. Can't you wait just a little bit and enjoy your food together with the rest of us who are fasting instead of stuffing your face in full view of others? I mean, didn't you eat lunch that you are so famished to have the courtesy to wait?
I wouldn't dream of complaining if it's a normal restaurant of a fast-food place where you do eat all day long but at a buffet that has either a "Ramadhan" or "Buka Puasa" promotion?
Am I being too sensitive? Is it too much to ask for, being considerate? Or am I too intolerant?
Maybe I am. The thing is, I have to contend seeing (and smelling) a junior colleague who thinks nothing of enjoying his breakfast and lunch at his desk which is right across my desk too, despite being asked to eat them at the break-room. :(