Thursday, January 12, 2006

Tuition teachers who are too dedicated...

My neighbour's mother back in Malaysia is 77 years old this year. She fell down while getting up from the chair about a month ago. It was a terrible fall. The pain was unbearable. She couldn't walk for about a week and even after she could walk, the pain was still there. So, my neighbour (who lost her husband to cancer 5 years ago) had to hire an Indonesian maid to help her look after her mother. Auntie called her brother who lives in Birmingham to come back to Malaysia to visit his ailing mother. He came the very next day. She called her sister in KL to come. She came the next day too. But she had to leave the following day...why?

"I have to go back lah. Got tuition to give. Cannot miss."

Sigh. Her mother is sick. So sick in fact that now she has developed a stomach ulcer. Her stomach bled till she fainted in the toilet and was foaming at the mouth. Yet her daughter in KL refuses to visit her because of her tuition classes.

What a dedicated teacher...but a horrible daughter...