The Silent Treatment
Soon after announcing a-10-Point Formula as a solution to al-kitab issue Mat Deris and his big brother, Najee, were having some problems at home and were giving each other the silent treatment.
Suddenly, Najee realized that the next day, he would need Mat Deris to wake him at 5:00 AM to be in time for a very early morning meeting with some angry NGOs.
Being ultra-kiasu (a trait that Najee loved to practice), Najee did not want to be the first to break the silence (and LOSE). He wrote on a piece of paper,
"Please wake me at 5:00 AM."
He left it where he knew Mat Deris would find it.
The next morning, Najee woke up, only to discover it was 9:00 AM and he had missed his crucial NGOs' meeting as it was too late to reach the meeting place.
Furious, Najee was about to go and see why Mat Deris hadn't wakened him, when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed. The paper said,
"It is 5:00 AM, Wake up."