Ok I think I am not.
If anything, d Ketua Derjah posts (so far ada 3 je 😂) taught me to be sensitive with others' religions n beliefs. Normally, I will start the first day of meeting by asking if anyone is vegetarian. Then, followed by a trip to makcik kantin (canteen operator) telling them no beef is allowed during d meeting.
Korang tau tak Buddhist pun tak boleh makan beef?
For me it is simple. If d non-muslim can respect our pork-free diet, sewajarnya kita pun menghormati mereka.
It happened that one day we attended a function. When d food was served, I noticed the lady next to me only took vegetables.
" I m vege today", she said.
Unfortunately, d vegetables was almost finish.
Jadi I called d waiter, asked her if she could give extra vege because we have a vegetarian on d table.
She was hesitate n said, d food memang takder extra.
" Pleaseeeee try ok", mokcik cakap dan terus makan.
"It is ok lorr", kata orang sebelah tu..
Few minutes later d supervisor came, n promised she would try to find something.
"Please do, I really appreciate your concern", gitu kot mokcik cakap n terus laju makan. Mokcik lapar..
" Susah je la u ni", orang sebelah cakap lagi. Mokcik was not interested in small talk. Mokcik makan dengan bersungguhnya..
Later d supervisor datang n hantar food.
" Yang ni je yang ada, sebenarnya kita dah sedia satu meja untuk vegetarian. maaflah " dia cakap.
" Nope. It is more than enough. You r so thoughtful. Thank you sooo much", mokcik pulak yang lebih-lebih., orang sebelah cakap terima kasih je.
" Tau tak, I lapar dari semalam lagi. Thanks to Norizan, now I dapat makan sedap macam ni" she said to everyone in viccinity.
Makcik gigit lidah, takut terkeluar kata-kata yang menyinggung hati. I mean.., since they came a day earlier, takder ke siapa2-siapa yang tanya pasal food.
" Thank you", tak tau berapa kali she thanked me. Tak tau juga berapa kali dia dia cakap that was d nicest food she had in 2 days.
Somehow, mokcik pun rasa terharu la jugak.. Hikssss..
Korang dah makan?