THEY WILL ASK thee as to what they should spend on others. Say: "Whatever of your wealth you spend shall [first] be for your parents, and for the near of kin, and the orphans, and the needy, and the wayfarer; and whatever good you do, verily, God has full knowledge thereof." - Al-Baqarah (2:215)

Sunday, 6 April 2008

HOI! Want to rob, go rob the rich lah!!

No, I’m not saying it is okay to rob or steal or whatever you want to call it. It is wrong no doubt. But if you really have to rob someone, can you please consider who your victims are?! At least Robin Hood stole from the rich and gave to the poor!

I was in my office on Friday afternoon when Fuzi called. Her house was broken into (in broad daylight) and the burglar/s managed to get RM300 cash. Fuzi had a few days earlier received her monthly welfare aid (Bantuan Kanak-kanak) of RM400 in cash. That Friday, her son was ill and so she brought him to a clinic. She didn’t dare bring too much cash along with her so she left RM300 at home, slipped under her stack of clothes in the room. When she got back she saw the front door open. She went inside, saw that her room had been ransacked and the cash gone!

My first concern was if any of her children were at home when the burglar/s broke in. Thank goodness they were not. Fuzi sometimes has no choice but to leave her 13 and 12 year old daughters at home by themselves or to take care of the younger siblings when she needs to go anywhere. I can’t imagine what would happen to the girls if the burglar/s had decided to break in when they were inside. Sheesh!!

Of course, to Fuzi the RM300 is a huge amount. Hey, even to me that’s a lot! But her children’s safety is more important.

I think I have mentioned before in one of my earlier postings that the front door to Fuzi’s house is not really a proper door. Definitely not secure enough. It doesn’t even have a lock – just some planks from the inside to avoid people from opening the door from the outside. When I come to visit, she’d remove the planks to open the door and let me in. When the whole family needs to leave the house, they’d have to go out the kitchen door which can be locked from outside.

I have asked a friend before if he could find someone who’d be able to install a proper door to Fuzi’s house at a reasonable price. I needed a quotation to enable me to find a donor willing to sponsor the door. But the guy this friend wanted to recommend always seem to be busy (or maybe because there’s not much money he can get from this job) and has yet to visit the house to assess.

Today I called my friend again – explaining to him what happened and the urgency of getting a proper door for Fuzi’s house. He said he’d try to get somebody else to visit the house and give a quotation. Well, he’d better do that soon.

Poor Fuzi. What with her marriage cert thingy still not settled… now this?

To the burglar/s, whoever you are, I hope by now you’re having dyspepsia at the very least. Anything worse would be better. (I know, I know… I’m being too nice…)

HOI! If you really have to rob, go rob somebody rich lah!! If the occupants of the house can’t even afford a proper door for their house; that obviously means they themselves need the money. CHEH!!

14 comments:

U.Lee said...

Hi Pi Bani, so sad to read of her house being robbed.
These crooks have no real conscience.
You right, nak churi, pergi la churi orang kaya punya rumah...hope they catch him and 12 strokes!
Pi Bani, it was your blog music that influenced me to start one, only with my kind of music, ha ha.
You can imagine I was glued to Apple dua hari till 2am! Just doing my song list and of course have my all time favourite song, 'Bengawan Solo'.
My isteri sings that song very well too. Me too, ha ha.
You keep well, Pi Bani, lee.

Akmal said...

Kak Pi,
All robbers are sicko, but this one deserves more than that! But then again that's just who they are. At my place, there was one tried to steal a motosikal buruk during the afternoon. I guess the robbers nowadays just don't care...
Thank God the kids wasn't home. How's Fuzi right now?

Pi Bani said...

U.Lee:
Memanglah these crooks got no real conscience... but at the very least they should be smart enough to think that they'd be able to get more if they steal from the rich, kan?

Btw, I know lah you got new girlfriend... a beauty some more. Just don't forget you got to eat and sleep too, ya? ;)

Pi Bani said...

Akmal:
Nowadays tak payahkan motosikal buruk, apa-apa besi buruk pun laku! There is a possibility that the robbers were drug addicts who were desperate to get money to lepas gian. Fuzi's house door was easy to break open so they targeted her house lah.

Fuzi is okay, alhamdulillah. I must say despite all that she has to go through, she has been very patient.

Typhoon Sue said...

musti drug addicts tu. diaorg tu tak cukup pandai nak pecah masuk rumah org kaya yg ada pagar besi dan alarm, so they all pecah masuk rumah yg memang mudah pecah aja le - dapat RM10, 20 saja pun tak pe, dapat satu dos aje jadiklah.

Malang sekali fuzi ada simpan RM300 dlm rumah masa tu. Syok giler le diaorg. And now, they know already, rumah macam gitu pun boleh dapat 2, 3 ratus tau. SO, next time boleh masuk lagikkk!!!

Get fuzi to repair the door cepattt!!!

Pi Bani said...

Typhoon Sue:
I pun rasa mesti drug addicts. Am trying to get the door fixed ASAP. Like you said, there will probably be more attempts since they managed to get RM300 the first time. Already got someone willing to sponsor. Now just to get someone to do the job.

Salt & Turmeric said...

Pi, sedih i baca kisah Fuzi ni. one after another. I however feel tht maybe somebody knows she has some money at home? even if drug addicts, they wud/shud know tht Fuzi is 'poor' when it comes to money. why even bother. unless like i said earlier, they know for a fact tht she has a few hundred dollars in hand?

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

my goodness, dah jatuh ditimpa tangga lagi. trust me kak Pi, for some of us, 300 freakin bucks is a huge ammount! seriously, i know i've been making fun of the allowance but with rm300, it can do wonders by spending it to the right channel. sure she may get another payment but what matters is this month. i can really feel for her. cilaka punya perompak, tak lain nak beli najis dadah la tuh apa lagi.

Pi Bani said...

Farina:
Tak taulah tu... but kalau sungguh drug addicts they don't really care whose house they break into. Yang depa tau rumah Fuzi senang pecah masuk. Tak dapat banyak sikit pun jadilah. Nak kata ada orang tau, Fuzi doesn't really have many friends. Unless ada orang perasan I selalu visit on monthly basis and maybe they suspect I ada bagi duit kot...

Pi Bani said...

Kerp:
Rumah Fuzi takde tangga pun dia kena timpa dengan tangga. Memang kesian. For the past week ni asyik menalipon I aje kerjanya. For some of us maybe RM300 tu sekali jalan boleh habis, but for Fuzi she needs it for her monthly household expenses.

Nightwing said...

Those buggers are real sickos.

May they get the punishment they deserve. Whether it is from the law of man or come judgement time.

Pi Bani said...

Nightwing:
Oh they will get their punishment alright...

Monster Mom said...

That's why they are called crooks.. maybe because they got crooked heart...
Kesian la...

Pi Bani said...

Monster Mom:
Yep, the crooked crooks with crooked hearts!