slippery when wet…
i baru balik from the usual friday solat. it rains. dari awal pagi lagi up till now. stranded gak kat masjid tadi. after this; i’m going to KPJ Seremban. One of my clients son was admitted few days ago for a severe asthma attack coupled with lung infection. he is just 21 months old btw.
this boy is the only child for this couple. their second daughter passed away few months back after a brief 4 days after birth. the doctors had already warned them about this and persuaded them to abort the baby at early trimesters but they refused and they want to carry on…
sempatlah for a few days even all the time were spent in the ICU. Alfatihah….
She SMS me few days ago that for the time beeing; one of her colleague will take over their coming project. i replied why and she answered – son admit;lelah teruk. A few more sms complete the whole picture and i decide to pay them a visit today. the husband is also there so i got the chance to meet him also. previously it was just a few words of thank you when i make a condolence call back then.
Now i came to the point of this entry. Frienship…The family, or rather the wife is one of my clients. She is an officer – attached to the company that i served; and through other guys, she get to know my company and she eventually became one of my loyal clients.
We are all human beings. Even though each and every guys/girls that our company connect; is normally considered as clients, i do take a further step beyond clients. treat them better. and this, is where some of the ‘local’ businessman fails. yes they do hoo haa hoo haa with their clients. they do go makan together, golf, karaoke and such together… but its just plain business kind of things. kawan sebab ada ‘sebab’
I tried to befriends with all of them. get to know them one step beyond business. asked about their kids, their family, their parents and so on.send birthday cards for some cases, congrates them on their promotions and so on. and if you do it with all the honesty and keikhlasan, there will be a mutual connection with them.. its not just because of business anymore.. its more to friendship…
and bila dah jadi kawan, most of other things akan jadi lebih senang. but i NEVER and will try not to take the friendship with them as a special ‘visa’ utk do cincai in the business. delivery their things lambat, low quality or whatso ever… kawan is kawan but business is business !
tak salah and takder rugi kawan dengan semua orang… tak pernah dengar ada company bengkrap sebab boss selalu senyum. tak pernah dengar salesman kena bersumpah sebab tanya khabar anak clientnya yang nak ambik UPSR….tak pernah plak masuk paper client saman supplier sbb bagi kad raya kan…
tak rugi kita bersahabat dan tiada untungnya kita mencari musuh.
bila dah jadi kawan; bila dah jadi rakan.. insyaAllah; rezeki akan datang tanpa diundang. kita mudahkan jalan kehidupan orang lain; insyaAllah, Tuhan akan permudahkan perjalanan hidup kita !
its SLIPPERY WHEN WET MY FRIEND…..