I have a story, a story about "PINK"
its a bit technical so bear with me yah,
a japanese base factory in thailand making pen:)
there is a pen with part number 04B
(simply white body with blue ink pen)
there is also 04R(well, white body with red ink pen)
now of course blue ink pen is with blue cap,
and red ink pen is with red Cap, obvious right?
now the company decided to make another new product
which is a pink pen, obviously pen with pink ink
should have pink cap right?
Inside the work instruction, it is indicated
'fix the pink cap with 04P part'
but what happened was they produced about 4 batch
of pink pen with red cap.
wrong assemblied packed and sent to customer.
(One batch is about 1000 pcs)
Customer complained!! why 04P is with red Cap!!?
the management comes to search for the answer...
'kak, kami tak marah, kami cuma nak tanya saja,
kalau kak bagi jawapan macam mana pun kami takkan
amik tindakan, malah kami akan bagi hadiah lagi
kalau kami dapati berpatutan'
says the manager of the company (in thai language that is)
to the frightened makcik standing infront of the whole japanese boss.
'err, kak tak tau kaler pink tu macam mana..'
she says trying to hold the tears from her eyes.
'haaaaaa!!!!????' everybody's jaw was on the floor.
the most common sense thing is not known by the thailand makcik,
Now now pocket, i am not saying the makcik is stupid
by not knowing the colour pink, the management should
have shown colour instead of a word "pink",
when they show the blue colour cap to the makcik
'biruu' she answered
'merah' she answered when red cap was shown to her.
'merah hati' was the answer when they show pink cap.
i would undoubtly be saying 'merah jambu' if i was in the makciks shoes.
which would be different with u guys right?
merah muda? merah jambu? merah ubi? merah susu?
my point is, sometime word can be subtle,
requisition or instruction as clearly as
'fix the pink cap with 04P part' can also be misunderstood...
then how would :
'besok i nak balik kampung, tp sesorang cam tak beshnyeee...
nak kena beratur lagiii, takut kena kacau lagiii... u cuti kan besok...?'
'amboi amboi, tgk diorang tu, kecik kecik lg jalan pegang tangan..ihik'
'hoh, penatnya ari ni, kehulu hilir, rase cam nak tido jee..tp sampah tak buang lagi...haaiiihhhh'
i would never understand those!! can u please be more specific!!
'besok teman i balik kampung bleh?'
'pegang tangan yok!'
'tolong gi buang sampah!'
and my answer would be ...
'macam mana pun kami takkan amik tindakan,
malah kami akan bagi hadiah lagi kalau kami dapati berpatutan'
anyway pocket, the makcik got a pink hello kitty toaster with an engraving 'PINK'
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Ngacuman oleh Pocket Pada 8:51 PM