Hello peoples! I woke up early today, early as in 11am. Which is quite alright I guess. Not too early, not too late and the first thing that I did was to brush my teeth and turn on the computer and get online. It's been a few days since my last post, so I figured that I should do another update. Since I haven't been doing much lately, I'm gonna write abut something else instead of the usual. Pak Guards!! yes! Not just any pak guard, but specifically the malay pak guards.
It's a well known profession here actually. Well known for their vulgarity, rudeness and lack of respect towards other people. Especially teens. Now I've been having trouble with guards since the first time I started doing parkour. But most of the time I just walk away, IF the guards approached me in a proper way. You see, some guards are pretty cool, they watch us do our stuff, and give encouragements and on some occasions tell us off after a while but in a respectful manner. So we're cool with that. And we respond very well to courteous guards like that.
But unfortunately, most of the time, we have to deal with loud, insulting guards who think they own the fucking place. Most of the time, their arguments don't make any sense. Probably cuz they skipped school when they were younger. Anyway, the official way these guards greet us are usually with a loud "WOI!!!" or "OIII!!". Hmmm... My natural response for that kind of attitude is usually to tell them to fuck off. Especially when we're training in public parks where we're obviously not disturbing other people. We usually have a little spot for ourselves away from the crowd to avoid any mishap with the public and especially kids. We especially make this our number one priority.
So after the woi and oi they'll follow up with something like, "dah besar pon nak main lompat2 ke?" or "kalau nak lompat2 gi main tempat lain" and of course my favourite line from these guards is "jangan main kat sini, nanti rosak". Woooohh!! Rosak tu!! Gile ah, my limbs are made out of concrete maybe. I can break cement walls with bare hands and feet. I never knew I had such super human strength. But seriously, most of the time they don't even have a valid point for arguement. Just because they don't know what we're doing they're telling us off like we're a pack of dogs.
Apart from the usual encounter during parkour, we also sometimes get the boot when tricking on grass. There was this one time, when we were training near the lake in Putrajaya. We've been training there for more than a year and since it's pretty secluded, not many people are around. But one fine day, I guess this guard is a new one and too eager to use his new found power, not that they have any told us to stop tricking and get off the grass. He told us that we can't do it. Oh, wow. We can't even trick on grass where there are no people around? wow just wow. So I was curious to know why we can't train here. We're obviously not hurting the grass, It's carpet grass weyh. So I asked him. "kenapa?" as in why can't we train here. And he responded with get this, these are his exact words, "tak tau" and then almost immediately after he said that went off on his bike continuing his rounds. WOOOOOW!!!! AMAZING!!! SO COOLLL!!!!! That has to be the most coolest answer I ever got from a pak guard. Nak marah pon tak jadi marah. hahaha!! So we packed it up and headed somewhere else. Cuz his response certainly caught us off guard. LOL!!
Now I know it's not just me, and I have to point out, that most of these pesky guards are malay. I'm not being racist of my own race, but it's a fact. Most guards are malay anyway. And unfortunately, most of them lack a lot in the courtesy area. You're just a guard, you have no actual authority over anything. They fail to see, that most of us are pretty cool, IF, like I mentioned above, they're polite and speak some sense instead of speaking out of their asses. We respond well to that.