Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Run 847 Jan 6 is an In Run - RLC

  • Run 847 is by Jim Poh and Steven Yong
  • Jan 6, 2015 Tuesday 6pm
  • In Run - RLC

Scribe report: views expressed are that of Uncle Yap.

RLC Harriers Run 847, 6 January 2015
Hares : Jim Poh & Steven Yong
Runsite : Vicinity of Lake Garden
Weather : Dry but always threatening to rain 

The run started on time, this time horned off by no less than the
Grand Master himself, absent for the last two runs. The trail bordered
Panggung Anniversari and then out of Lake Garden, skirting Taman Bunga
Raya / Bunga Orkid, past the Bird Park and on to the Tun Razak
Memorial. At the Planetarium complex, there was a check which was
broken by Wendy Lum, running down and back into Lake Garden.

At that corner, the paper led us out into the tunnel to the Museum.
Then it was a merry city run past all the usual landmarks such as the
railway station, Majestic Hotel, DBKL and after a long meandering
course, back towards the Club. But, wait a minute, the trail did not
go straight but forced the front-runners to go up to the National
Monument before coming home. By then, the smart runners went directly
to the Club for their well-deserved Isomax

The Circle started with the birthday cake for the January children and
then GM Colonel Johan said this was one of his last chances to speak
and be heard. He paid tribute to all the Hashers who have made his
term as GM so memorable and successful. Summing up, he said the
various special events for the year went so well that RLC Harriers
have earned a well-deserved reputation for organising excellent events
and giving guests value for money. He was also pleased to announce
that preliminary reports would indicate that we will end the year with
a slight surplus (after the fiasco last year when we lost RM5,000,
apparently deliberately, according to Ah Lum Koh).

Colonel then started politiking early by endorsing Mr Woon Then Yew
for the next GM as the he is unable to carry on for another term due
to health concerns.

There was a discussion on the Hash Bar. So much hot air. This issue
was initiated during Veloo's time and we have been faithfully
promised, year after year, with the same story "RMXXX,000 have been
allocated" All these empty promises must end some day.

Then the Circle started in earnest, with one and all punished left,
right and centre for no apparent reasons. But all the hashers brought
up took the whole thing in stride and drank their beer sportingly. 

Then we started on our food, an array of dishes collectively called
nasi lemak. When the food ran out, we started questioning and the
Hares said they paid RM15 per head for 50 persons. What a rip-off.

I think it is time, we RLC Harriers make our voice heard. A few weeks
ago, Burns had nasi lemak in his house with the same ingredients plus
some fruit and this was what I reported - "Then we were invited to
tuck in Hassan Zakariah's nasi lemak, a food which we haven't had for
years. ... and his charges still pretty reasonable. Last night the
cost for the delicious nasi lemak with chicken and brown sotong  plus
local fruit was RM8.00 per head for 60 pax. Uncle Yap tar-pow the
remnant sambal."

Burns had fruit plus sambal sotong on top of what we got tonight and
he paid RM8 per head with so much left over. Tonight, everything was
walloped and some went home hungry. So have we been cheated or have we
been short-changed? Somehow, the caterers in RLC know about our RM350
per hare minimum contribution and they adjust their prices
accordingly. How stupid must we be to continue to pay such outrageous
prices for simple fare. We get cheated once, shame on the caterer. We
get cheated twice, shame on us. We get cheated thrice, shame on we
stupid people with IQ below 40. 

I think the President, the Vice President and the GC Member with the
highest number of votes should cause an investigation into tonight's
scandal of over-charging. You were all there, eating the RM15 nasi
lemak and should know what I am talking about.

Until then, I propose that in future, if we do have an IN-RUN, we
OUT-EAT. There are so many eateries around us with reasonable food for
the RM700 minimum. Kesuma, Keng Heong, Hoi Kee, etc anything but RM12
chicken rice and RM15 nasi lemak from RLC.

Next week is the RLC Harriers AGM Run. Make sure you are there.

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