Wednesday, 11 April 2007

Appointments

One of the thing I miss about Malaysia is the flexibility of appointments, or rather not required to have one. Over here, almost every single thing has to be pre-book via appointment....Doctors, tax office, dietician, fixing the roof, change car tyres, house viewing and even dinner with friends. If my frequently-visited clinic in Damansara would accept me whenever I go there when I was sick, we simply can't do it here. And I could only change my winter tyres to summer tyres only in 4 weeks, as the workshop is busy. I think almost all workshops along Jalan Pudu would be able to change your tyres almost immediately. Even my office asked me to plan for my 2007 holidays last year....

Despite that, the good side is, I can plan well beforehand. Now, being procastinator and a Malaysian (!) we tend to do things at the very last minute (or maybe we work best under pressure....). Here, we definitely have to adjust. Over the past 14 months, we learned that if you want service, make appointments. Otherwise, you don't get one at all....

I remembered when Ez and me were waiting for Kyrz (usually the case whenever he's late), he would call and say, I'll be fashionably late....hmmm....

H

appointment = afspraak

4 comments:

Frankensteina said...

I think we Malaysians work well under pressure ;) (on denial that we are always 'fashionably late')

Hmmm what if lets say you have an emergency? Would they still take you or you still have to make an appointment?

ez said...

Aww, feel like crying already. I miss those days...

Aidan's Mama & Papa said...

Frankensteina : for emergency cases, you can go directly to the hospital, but even that we were told to call before we go there....hmmm..

Ez: well, we sure enjoyed his whining during dininh...heheh

H

Aidan's Mama & Papa said...

everything semua kena appointment! emergency dia pon kalau boleh kena buat appointment jugak, we were given a phone number for the hospital emergency the other day! heran aku!!

ye, cik khaizul kita tu selalu lambat. but i kena sekali je, kena tunggu dia depan office, nak gi makan tengahari kat bawah pokok! nasib baik kereta ada aircond!

Z