Truancy

This morning, my son didn't go to school but he asked me to take him to school about 9 something in the morning. He wanted to get the trumpet from the band room. But he wore casually, his PJ t-shirt, school long pants and his slippers. I commented on him. He shouldn't be wearing so casual to school. He said, 'Nobody would bother.'

When I reached his school, I waited outside the gate and I gave him only 10 minutes waiting time. I didn't have much time to waste as I needed to prepare our lunch.

A short while later, I saw a group of boys coming out from the school gate. But I noticed the guard was on duty! They crossed the road and continued walking to the far end of the road. Then a few more came along. Less than 5 minutes, my son was back. I asked him why those boys just simply walked out. He said that after the school exams, the school is in a mess and most boys would just 'ponteng' school.

I was still looking far and I saw a boy was changing his school shirt into another shirt. Guess those boys are going to 'lepak' somewhere..

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Tonight I was working in the shop. But the boss was not in as he had to attend a wedding dinner. As I was taking some biscuits from the shelf, my staff motioned me to go behind. As soon as I put those biscuits on my table, I quickly walked to the back. I guess something must have happened.

True enough, my staff showed me a chocolate wrapper thrown there. I picked up the wrapper and confronted the school boy. 

I just asked, "Did you eat this?"

"No, I got buy."

"Are you sure? We have cctv and my people saw you eating the chocolate."

"Ok, I will pay."

"You shouldn't do this in future. It's bad."

"Ok."

I took the wrapper and asked my cashier to charge his mother. Then I told his mum about it, she was not shocked or angry. Surprising! When I told my staff about it, she said her son was actually offering the chocolate to his mum.

Oh dear, what's happening to some people??


Comments

  1. I think the choc one maybe due to they biasa open and eat first at those big hypermarket then pay later.

    Saw many does that at big hypermarket

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    1. not sure about that but initially he denied that wrapper was his..

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    2. Saw that in Tesco, too - little boys and girls having yogurt drinks in the cart and I'm not sure whether they pay out at the cashier.... you know they finished it up before their parents finish shopping.

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    3. Anyway, they should throw the wrapper. I think the boy purposely wanted to eat free chocolate. Otherwise, his mum sure explained that to Wenn.

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    4. young kids need to be taught about the ethics in shopping..

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  2. actually am guilty of that also . There was once my son dirtied his baju in the hypermarket and I did not have a spare baju for him. So just took one of the baju from the rack and let him wear.

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    1. well, he should keep the wrapper and then pay at the counter. But he just left it somewhere behind.

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  3. At the counter the cashier tarak notice also. But we gave the tag to the cashier to punch in the price. If we tarak give the tag, i think the cashier also tarak apa attitude.

    Kudos to your staffs for being so alert and not lepas tangan attitude.

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    1. some of my customers did that too..they will show the empty bottle or ice-cream stick to us.

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    2. The hypermarket is so huge, cannot expect the staff to be 100% alert. Sometimes they miss out one or two incident.

      But in smaller shop like wenn's, it's easier to catch the culprit.

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    3. true..even then we missed out so many. We found empty wrappers everywhere but couldn't catch the culprits..

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  4. as for ponteng...how can the school let the kids go out of the school just like that? I thought once the kid got in the school it is the school responsibility to ensure the kids stay in school? If the kids got in an accident outside the school coz ponteng, i wonder whether the parents can sue the school or not.

    last time, my school very strict. The Discipline teacher will go outside of the school to catch those who ponteng.

    Think mentioned it before...if wanna poonteng do it properly...dont come to school at all.

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    1. I just don't understand. When I was teaching in school, our discipline teacher always made rounds and caught some students too.

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    2. It's different nowadays. The students are more fierce and ganas, the school authority doesn't dare to "touch" them. Otherwise they will kena backfire - be prepared for car vandalism or blackmails.

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    3. that happened when my ex-colleague scolded the student..her car was badly scratched!

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  5. Sometimes I feel that the responsible partly falls on the parents. They should educate their children about the dos and don'ts.

    I strictly forbid my kids to consume anything that we have not pay. This means stealing.

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    1. True, shouldn't encourage, eat first pay later behaviour in our kids.

      Ponteng is also a very bad behavior. Before this happens to our kids, we have to hammer in their small little brain, what is the right moral and what is the wrong behavior.

      Parents have the biggest reponsibility in raising kids.

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    2. Totally true..we parents should educate our kids. Cannot just leave to the school.

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  6. As for the ponteng school.... sigh, I don't know what to say more.

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    1. sometimes my kids ponteng too but I had to write a letter of excuse which I hate. So I always make sure they go to school.

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  7. ah well, not uncommon to see the school boys "ponteng sekolah" especially now that they are just waiting for the academic year to end..

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    1. students are not allowed to ponteng for more than 3 days in a row..

      the school should organise some fun activities for the students..

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  8. but why wasn't your boy going to the school on a normal school day?? hmmmmm..

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    1. he said, there's nothing to do in school..

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  9. oh yeah, i sometimes do see empty wrappers on the shelf in supermarkets.. those people are really bad!!

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    1. seems these kind of people have no self-discipline..

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  10. Maybe like mother like son.. mom started it.. son followed! sigh...

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    1. we parents are actually role models for our kids..

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  11. really cannot understand how could those people do such things.. it's just as bad as stealing, errr, i think worse than stealing.. at least stealing just bring the things away, but consumed the things there leaving the empty wrapper troubled the shop owner even!!

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    1. both stealing and curi makan are really bad..

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  12. Now school scred to implement too much discipline to students already.

    Gangster kids with gangster parents who won't hesitate come to school and slap teachers.

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    1. parents are too protective nowadays..

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  13. Being a teacher, I face lots of ill-disciplined kids and their parents daily. And the kids these days are getting worse and they start young!

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    1. I had my share of those stories too..

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  14. Huh? Seriously??
    Sounds ridiculous yet scary, what happened to the society these days?

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    1. the world is turning upside down..

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  15. What happened to the mother? She seem don't educate his boy well at all.

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    1. I told the mum to advise his boy..

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  16. shocks that was kinda disturbing a child did that and hi mother didn't do anything? tsk tsk

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    1. yes, parents should play their role to discipline their own children.

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  17. i remember this student i saw on the market crying because she was caught stealing i felt sorry for her but what she did was too wrong

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    1. we can't help this kind of people..

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  18. happy blogging and have a great day wenn

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  19. Ooops! I'm guilty of the eat-1st-pay-later charge. Funny but I oni do that in Tesco. Open the potato bread for the kids to eat b4 paying. :p Of coz I always paid for them. But still wrong eh.

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  20. parents' guidance are important. The young boy should be taught properly else, this might ended up as theft. Not good.

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  21. difficult to keep an eye on them..

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