Well I know there are plenty women engineers out here in Malaysia but somehow during my years as an ‘active’ engineer, I mostly work with men.
That is not the problem.
Actually there isn’t one.
I was just thinking last time, when I was at a different outfit but with the same boss (he he), usually when there is a project going on and then you know the normal working hours were not enough to accommodate our workload, we sometimes had to hole up ourselves in the office until the sun ain’t shinin’ anymore.
That is again not a problem.
Since I am a girl (ha ha), I always offered to make the coffees and teas for the team. Nobody told me to but I just assumed the responsibility. Especially dah malam-malam kan, mana ada tea lady yang nak buat. Depa dah balik. And I somehow tak rasa macam ada lelaki yang akan offer nak buat air.
Anyway, aku ngak apa-apa sih nak buat-buat air ni. Yang aku risaukan ialah since I myself do not indulge in tea or coffee much, I was very much concerned with the taste of the beverages I made.
Untillah one day, E the lovely guy who offered me this position and introduced me to my soon-won’t-be-current boss asked, “Tak pe ke ? It’s okay ke ?”
Eii ? Nobody asked me before. At my puzzled face he explained, “Dah belajar penat-penat tinggi-tinggi last-last kena buat kopi jugak….” with a smile.
I laughed all through the way to the pantry and shook my head. Sekejap ja gelak tuh. Sebabnya lepaih tu sedikit resentment timbul. “Weii… aku ni engineer tau dak !! Apa kelas buat air ?” Ha bongkak gitu. Luckily perasaan penuh hasutan Syaitan itu bertenggek sekejap saja. After awhile, aku dah tak kisah balik.
He he… pantang kena cucuk sikit, terus termakan. Subhanallah. Pahala dak bagi orang minum ni ?
Kenapa aku tiba-tiba teringat ni ?
Sebab my boss ada meeting tadi tetapi tea lady pegi Giant so takkan lah takdak ayaq kan ?
When I asked C, our shareholder if he would like a drink as he passed my desk, he was taken aback and gave me a searching look.
“Errr…. black with sugar ?” He ordered hesitatingly,
He he… no problem lah C. Dah pompuan namanya. Cuma, kalau tak sedap jangan marah. Masa kecik-kecik Mak suruh belajar, dia tak bagi buat kopi. HHAHAHAHHAHAHA.