Cik Irma Karangkraf

Tadi pergi ke pejabat Karangkraf Shah Alam.

Dalam bulan November tahun lepas saya pernah contact Karangkraf untuk beriklan di majalah terbitan Karangkraf dan pada masa tu panggilan saya disambut oleh seorang staf bernama Cik Irma.

Selepas tu saya ada menghubungi beliau beberapa kali tapi tak mulakan iklan kerana belum betul-betul bersedia.

Siang tadi ada seorang kawan memberitahu bahawa dia akan membuat iklan di dalam majalah dan saya pun cuba call Cik Irma berkali-kali tapi tak dapat.

Last-last saya minta contact no staf yang berurusan dengan kawan saya. Dan pukul 5.30 petang tadi saya pergi ke Karangkraf untuk berbincang.

Apabila kami berjumpa, saya memaklumkan kepada staf tersebut bahawa sebelum ni saya pernah menghubungi Cik Irma. Saya juga bagitahu bahawa saya pun cuba call Cik Irma hari ni tapi tak dapat.

Masa tu, muka staf tu berubah sangat.

Dan seterusnya beliau memaklumkan kepada saya bahawa Cik Irma sudahpun meninggal dunia pada bulan Januari yang lepas disebabkan kanser payudara.

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm……………. Terdiam saya kejap.

Dalam kesibukan mengejar dunia, terdiam sekejap.

Terus saya ingat semula bahawa saya pun akan meninggal pada bila-bila masa.

2 thoughts on “Cik Irma Karangkraf

  1. amirahzainab

    Once upon a time, a very strong woodcutter asked for a job in a timber merchant and he got it. The pay was really good and so was the work condition. For those reasons, the woodcutter was determined to do his best.

    His boss gave him an axe and showed him the area where he supposed to work.

    The first day, the woodcutter brought 18 trees.

    “Congratulations,” the boss said. “Go on that way!”

    Very motivated by the boss words, the woodcutter tried harder the next day, but he could only bring 15 trees. The third day he tried even harder, but he could only bring 10 trees. Day after day he was bringing less and less trees.

    “I must be losing my strength”, the woodcutter thought. He went to the boss and apologized, saying that he could not understand what was going on.

    “When was the last time you sharpened your axe?” the boss asked.

    “Sharpen? I had no time to sharpen my axe. I have been very busy trying to cut trees…”

    Reflection:

    Our lives are like that. We sometimes get so busy that we don’t take time to sharpen the “axe”. In today’s world, it seems that everyone is busier than ever, but less happy that ever.

    Why is that? Could it be that we have forgotten how to stay “sharp”? There’s nothing wrong with activity and hard work. But we should not get so busy that we neglect the truly important things in life, like our personal life, taking time to get close to our Creator, giving more time for our family, taking time to read etc.

    We all need time to relax, to think and meditate, to learn and grow. If we don’t take the time to sharpen the “axe”, we will become dull and lose our effectiveness.

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