Among all topics, I chose Mr. Mahmud as my 'featured celebrity' for this post.
Allow me to introduce Mr Mahmud, he is our favourite Pemotong Rumput who comes every month to cut the grass since 2009. He is damn good at his job that his name rhymes with what he does best.
He's from Pakistan, aged 50++
and his looks are similar to a character named COUNT OLAF in Unfortunate Events
Mr. Mahmud inspired me in several ways. I'm sharing with you one of the best things that i learnt from him. Not Teknik Pemotongan Rumput, but something more valuable.
When my father first hire him, he was on his old bike, carrying his old machine potong rumput, dirty clothes, and a pair of almost grey black boots. He hardly speaks Malay properly back then (end of 2009). He kept saying his name, n the service he offers, something like this:
Abah: Boleh tolong potong rumput ka?
Mahmud: *pointing to himself* Mahmud, Rumput.
Abah: Celah pokok pun mau kasi potong baik2 ok?
Mahmud: *smiling* Mahmud, rumput.
Abah: Mahu makan?
Mahmud: Mahmud, Rumput. (ok, i made that up. hehe)
Every month he'll come, and my father fell more deeply in love with his work. He is the SIFUof potong rumput! He worked hard, he used to do rounds at my housing area once in every two days just to grab any opportunity of doing lawns.
Abah said, "he's smart and hardworking, one day Allah will pay him big"
One fine day, (middle of 2010), he bought himself a new motorcycle. A few months later, he has a helper who works for him. He divide his work with his helper and gain better profit. He managed to cover a larger number of houses since he has the helper with him.
This Year, HE BOUGHT A CAR and has more helpers with him. The last couple of weeks, Abah called Mr. Mahmud for his monthly routine. He came with his car, along with three men wearing blue uniforms. He didnt carry any machines with him on that day, instead, he stood at the side, in his neat white office shirt, and a pair of nice shoes, observing his STAFFS. Yes, he has Staffs in uniforms!!
Abah: Wah, Mahmud nampak lain lah. Sudah jadi boss. *teasing him*
Mahmud: *smiled* Syukur Alhamdulilah. Rezki.
He has come a very long way since the day we first met him. He knows he is good at what he does, he focused on that n expand. His hard work, skills and patience inspired me. I hope he inspires u too.
Shout out to Mr. Mahmud: Semoga Allah pjg kan umur & murah kan rezki!!