Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Legendary Tantrum

Daddy is causing a lot of waves now. There’s no escaping the news. At the breakfast table, at the office, lunch at mamak’s, hi-tea, dinner -- the whole realm is buzzing with news about Daddy.

When Daddy left his pedestal not too long ago, everybody cried their eyes out and sang praises till the cows come home-- Ah, there goes our true father, we’ll miss you, you’ve been great, you’re a visionary, we owe you so much, you’re irreplaceable, thank you Daddy, you’re a living legend, blah blah blah.

All seemed well and Daddy seemed to enjoy his retirement. Then Daddy noticed that the New Daddy started to undo a lot of things that he did and which he was so proud of. So Daddy became upset and Daddy started to question New Daddy about all his decisions. The New Daddy insisted that he is doing the right thing and that since he is in charge, he will do things his own way.

Daddy was livid.

So Daddy started arguing with the new Daddy about everything, and the butt-lickers did not know how to react. They wanted to stay loyal to Daddy who has given them so much, but they also want that shiny new black SUV and a mansion up on a hill which probably can only be achieved by continuing to lick the New Daddy’s butt as well as those of his minions.

As such, one by one, Daddy’s butt-lickers left his old sagging yellow ones to go lick the younger buns and gave public speeches of how Daddy has been a bane in everyone’s existence. All of these, in the hopes of getting recognition from the New Daddy and his minions and huge rewards that guarantee them those huge mansions up on a hill with a lake full of cash floating around.

Daddy cried, Daddy ranted, Daddy cursed each and every one of them. Daddy tried everything to get his way including accusing people of a lot of things which he himself was accused of when he was at the pedestal. Nothing worked and Daddy felt dejected.

Spending countless of hours and days thinking and strategizing, Daddy came out with a brilliant plan. It is dangerous. It is lunacy. It is somewhat bratty. But it is classic Daddy.

At the risk of this act backfiring upon him and leaving him an outcast old dodo, Daddy threw a tantrum and left his family. Everybody jumped. The enemies clapped excitedly and the marauders sprang into action with glee but the butt-lickers and the minions came out in full force calling Daddy a brat, a nut, a senile old man, a traitor.

There goes the praises they heaped upon him when he left his pedestal just a few years ago.

There goes the adulation and admiration.

There goes all their respect to the man whom they used to call a legend.

Poor Daddy.

Or is it clever Daddy?

Let’s just wait and see.


FairyGodmother said...


verrrryyy well written! kudos!

and err..are you sure its yellow and not gray?

pugly said...

Really la. Macam drama swasta la these people, I swear! These people are missing the big picture here, obviously. They forget why they're there in the first place - what they are really supposed to do.

Ni tidak. Dok gaduh je tak habis2.

Typhoon Sue said...

I'd rather think it's yellow with age than gray with fungus ....


a'ah. tak abis-abis berdrama. Dah meluat dah dgn soap opera diaorg nih.

Hjh Esah Jolie said...

Clever Daddy la....but, new Daddy apahal bangang and tak reti bahasa sangat?

Sop said...

Daddy's just trying to divert eyes from his impending court case. It worked, no?

elviza said...

Dear Sue,

Old daddy is a consummate political animal with great mind. That equates to clever.

But new daddy (as highlighted by Hjh Esah) is, oh well, I have no words to describe him. That equates to disaster.

My take is as much as aptly put by you: just wait and see.

p/s: well written Sue! Kudos!

Typhoon Sue said...

he's been like that from day 1. Nobody knows why. Some says the acne he used to have ate away part of his brain cells.

ah, my darling anak menakan! read your blog and love it! Keep on writing.

as for Daddy, so far the court case remains to be seen. So we don't know how that'll go. just have to wait and see

he is clever all right, but sometimes luck plays a part too, especially when it involves a lot of other ambitious people. So far, he hasn't been lucky yet.

opie said...

LOL. Poor Daddy..... No followers and takers till now. All MP's are buttlickers la. Mesti jaga periuk nasik sendiri. Yang berenti ikut Daddy tu semuanya termasuk dalam kategori "So what?"

Pi Bani said...

Alah, biasalah tu, bila Daddy ada power, masing-masing punyalah ampu. New Daddy tunggu ajelah, nanti bila Step Daddy ganti dia, bayang dia pun orang tak pandang dah.

Errrr... any place for Sugar Daddy? ;)

J.T. said...

I think Daddy has always been brilliant. His moves are never executed if he knows it won't bring results (most of the time to his benefit).

Of course, it is best to wait and see.

A great man is often never praised all the time. What makes him great is how he challenges others and brings them to new heights. :)

Manal said...

So who's the mommy then?

Daddy comes, daddy goes....and soon, the other vindicated daddy de facto leader they say, will make old daddy once again in mixed feelings come september....somehow, they are all neighbours in those 2 states ruled by new daddies from the left wing.

Kalah citer Tamil !