Friday, September 28, 2007

...howwwzattt... for anger management??


In cricket, an appeal is the act of a player on the fielding team asking an umpire for a decision regarding whether a batsman is out or not. According to the Laws of Cricket, an umpire may not rule a batsman out unless the fielding side appeals. There have been occasions when a batsman has otherwise technically been out, but the fielding team neglected to appeal so the umpire did not declare them out. An appeal may be made at any point before the bowler starts his run-up for the next ball.According to the Laws of Cricket, an appeal is a verbal query, usually in the form of, "How's that?" to an umpire. Since the taking of a wicket is an important event in the game, members of the fielding team often shout this phrase with great enthusiasm, and it has transmuted into the slightly abbreviated form, "Howzat?" often with a greatly extended final syllable. However, recently in international cricket cricketers even actually dance on the field as part of their appeal, urging the umpire to raise his finger, signalling the batsman out. Some players have established their own trademark appeals as well. Occasionally, when a bowler gets a batsman out, he may do the batsman's trademark appeal as a form of celebration but moreover a slight intimidation.


Recently the company I work for has decided to exercise the ESOS which stands for Employee Share Option Scheme where in my section the task had fallen onto the Foreman. For an employee to eligible to get their ESOS, the management has decided to introduce another acronym which is PMS that stands for Perfomance Management System (as usual, they really good in generating this kind of new terms). So, every personnels in my section were summoned up one by one by the Foreman into his office to hear his explaination on their perfomances and that includes me. The highest point is 4 (excellent) whilst the lowest is 1 for poor. When it comes to my turn, there were about 10 columns and it was graded accordingly which the lowest I received was for "appearance" where the Foreman has decided to give one point something (I received 2.75 which stands in between good and very good). The funny thing was, being in my grade it is a requirement to wear uniform which were given by the company complete with the safety shoes and the epaullete whenever we come to work. I'm not sure whether the Foreman was in his right state of mind or not when evaluating my "apperance", it seems like he has totally forgotten that in any way, my "appearance" before him has been dictated by the same company he works for. Am I mad at his remarks? Hell yeahhhh...


So, why don't we all manage our anger and just "HOWWWZATTT..." out loud, it gives you a sense of therapeutic effect...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

pakcik, apa hang mencarut ni... heheheh... tak faham le bahasa kriket... dah terlajak dah, tak sempat nak belajaq semua game. i think i just better with stick... i mean hockey le.

doraemon1972 said...

Hahahaha...tinggal la nama/nickname ka, baru la teman kenal sapa...