Monday, April 21, 2008

Naive cum Innocent

Last Sunday after 1/2 day work, I went to have my lunch at QQ Cafe (Pelita Commercial Centre) with Fern, Ching, & Ching's KL friend. Whilst we were enjoying our meals, we heard the below conversation between a waiter (a teenager) & a female customer who just sit a table next to us: ~
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待应: 要来点吃的吗?我们的手工板面不错哦,里面有放两粒水饺和两粒肉丸。
食客: 就这样而已?没有啦?
待应: 唔---还有一些些的树子菜和江鱼仔。
食客: 好, 那有干面吗?
待应: 当然有!
食客: 里面放什么?
待应: 有一些些的肉碎.......
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Waitera a: Any order? our hand-made noodle is not bad, with 2 dumplings & 2 meat balls.
Customer: Thats all? No more?
Waitera a: Err----still got some manicai (sayur cangkuk manis) & dried fishes too (ikan bilis).
Customer: Okie, how about "Mi Kering"? (dry noodle)
Waitera a: Of course we have.
Customer: Got what inside the noodle?
Waitera a: Got some crushed meat......
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Nothing wrong with the conversation above actually, just the way the waiter promote the hand-made noodle is too funny & naive, isn't it? 4 of us just can't hold our laughes after the waiter has walked away to make an order for the girl. Oh~so poor, it caused me choked by the chilli sauce somemore... : (
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Well, in my opinion, it is not a proper way to promote a bowl of hand-made noodle. He was just too honest & direct; he suppose to skip up certain information, I think? E.g the quantity of dumpling & meat ball added into the noodle? If you are the waiter, how would you promote the same bowl of hand-made noodle?
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11 comments:

keeyit said...

I am ok with the conversation with the waiters le.. honest not good meh.?

Lee Chien said...

i think he already tried to explain what he knows and sees..

JO-N said...

He's obviously not a sales person. A sales person would speak til you purchase.

bp said...

Hehe, the waiter is so detailed, precise! That's the first I've seen, heard I mean! Good thing the customer did go on to order the dried version!

Amei79 said...

keeyit:
Err...depend on what the situation we are in...some products we must emphasis on the quantity, but not suitable 4 food or drink, unless customer ask 4 it, but very unlikely.

lee chien:
No matter how, he is better than those people who just keep queit even there is a need for them to say something...

jo-n:
as a promoter or sale representative, main point is to let the customers (clients) have a better understanding, comment or impression on a product or service, so that if they dont buy this time, they may buy in the next round.

bp:
i wont buy, as 4me, only 2 meat balls + dumplings seem very little [im eating hand-made noodle that moment...:p].

Hazel said...

i think he is too honest, but this is good cause we won't get cheat.

levian said...

haha. that is definitely a "failed" introduction. i guess the waiter is too honest or "pure" in heart ?? my my .. XD

thanks for the link exchange !! i've added yours as well. ;)

宝茹 said...

Hahaha...at first I didn't find anything funny at the conversation--until you mentioned the meatballs and dumplings. :P

You're right--no need to mention the exact quantity. Good thing it's more than 1! :P

Milly said...

i dont think the waiter did anything wrong...

Sweetiepie said...

LOL!Yup I think he should promote how many quantity of meat in the noodle.If I know the noodle only have
2 dumplings & 2 meat balls I wouldn't order it.:)

Amei79 said...

hazel:
Anyway too honest not always good too, different condition has different tactics to handle.

levian:
But sad, now we hard to fine a teenager with a "pure heart"...hihi
U welcome.

宝茹 :
we can mention the quantity if other places sell the noodle with 1 dumpling & 1 meat ball at the same price, that will becomes an attractive point.

milly:
u r right, he did nothing wrong! just like levian said above---he has a "pure heart".

sweetiepie:
then how many of dumpling & meat ball only will u order it? for me, 3 acceptable lah...haha