But early this morning, there was a blip on my hand-phone. My normal reaction to unfamiliar sms is to delete and not read them at all.
But I made an exception this morning. After all, today is mother's day.
And the message was from the prime minister himself!
Selamat Hari Ibu. Pengorbanan kaum ibu kpd kesejahteraan keluarga amatlah dihargai. Najib Razak. Sender: Celcom
The contribution and sacrifice of mothers to the family's well-being is greatly appreciated. Najib Razak. Sender: Celcom
Thank you prime minister!
Nice try. Nice touch.
However, I do greatly value and appreciate the contribution and sacrifice of a mother.
Still, my vote won't go to you Mr prime minister.
I am just wondering how much you must have spent sending out the message to the rakyat.
Or is the cost to be billed to the PMO?
I surely hope not, because that will be another reason why my vote won't go to you.
Or was that a free service to you from Celcom?
But wouldn't it be better for Celcom to have sent the message on its own to its customers?
To all mothers, I wish you:
A Very Happy Mother's Day!
You deserve all the love and respect due.
To my departed mum, I wish the same to you too.
Love. From a son.