Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Some people make their life so difficult for no reason what so ever and they force their opinions on every one else.

for example yesterday a lady rang to speak to me, my colleague asked her if she wouldn't mind being put on hold because I was juggling 3 different jobs at once, the lady replied that she would wait, so my colleague placed her on hold.

now, like most businesses, when placed on hold, you get entertained by music, some choose the pop variety, others old school style of music, our work place prefers Mozart and Beethoven, classic stuff, its not like we can choose any way cause it comes with the phone package system.

so as soon as I finished what I was doing I spoke to her, this is how the conversation went:

me: hello, I'm so sorry for keeping you waiting, how can I help

woman: no problem, but I wish you wouldn't play music to your patients seeing how its haram

me: ummmm (silence) I wasn't playing any music, I don't have the time, but if you mean the phone, well the music comes with the phone and there are... Doesn't matter, how can I help?

see I was going to go into the whole difference of opinion blah blah blah etc.. But then I realised I was talking to some one which to me was the same as talking to a brick wall, no reaction no change, not willing to listen so really no point in entering into any discussions with this type of person, sad really.

the same lady a couple of months ago was sat in the reception area and was speaking to a devout Christian lady, both these woman are Arab. The opinionated lady was telling the Christian lady that she should do the shahadah before its to late, that she will regret it if she doesn't etc... The Christian lady told her that Muslims, Christians, Jews we all believe in the same god. The opinionated lady then turned around and said:

well I have done my duty, I have informed you, now you cant come up to me on the day of judgment and drag me with you to hell cause I have told you the truth'

applaud people applaud, a round of applause for this weirdo of a lady who does not have any people skills, my god where do they get these ideas of dawah from, inviting people to the din is through our actions not forcing our opinions on people and making them hate us and not want to be around us.

I swear the Christian lady couldn't wait to get away from this woman and I don't blame her, I am of the opinion that actions speak louder than words and we should treat people the way we would like to be treated....


The Godfather said...

A bit of Mariah Carey and Lionel Ritchie never did anyone any harm, did it? You should have that music playing on your phone. Hell, we should have it playing all the time!!!

Law 9
Win Through Your Actions, Never Through Argument

Any momentary triumph you think gained through argument is really a Pyrrhic victory: the resentment and ill will you stir up is stronger and lasts longer than any momentary change of opinion. It is much more powerful to get others to agree with you through your actions, without saying a word. Demonstrate, do not explicate.

white african said...

lol godfather, your really into your laws arent you?

th efunny thing was it didnt have any words it was just classical music full stop, some people just want to look for arguments all the time

The Godfather said...

I'm a Mathematician.....what would I be without my laws?

Anonymous said...

what an awful lady! God help you with this type of people.
sometime ago I went to a friend's wedding, he was sitting between some men, I pointed my camera at them and said smile, my God it was like if I threw a bomb on them! some of them jumped very high and all over the place while shouting NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, I froze, didnt know what happened?? then one of them told me that its HARAM to take pictures, I was so angry and really gave them a telling off, few of them then said OK go on take a picture, I said No way, there are better things to photograph than you lot.

white african said...

anglo i dont really know where these people get their fatwas and ideas from, i cant believe they reacted that way to a camera, it would be funny if it wasnt real.

Trabilsia said...

Yes , some people love making other people's life miserable.

As for music being haram or the fact of taking pics, as Anglo mentioned, I really still can't figure out. You will find these same people eavesdropping and telling lies. If we are to benefit our world we should never behave rudely. I mean what's with taking a photo , or listening to good music??

white african said...

Trabilisia i'm sure they get a thrill of seeing others miserable.

what yousaid is true, they do haram things yet are quick to point haram out to others when most of the time its not even haram


We should concentrate on sorting out our faults before trying to point out other peoples.
Then life would be less complicated and more pleasant.

white african said...

exactly native, its like the ayah that says we can not change a nation unless we chnage within ourselves.

annoying people