Get this, yeah; I was waiting for Megat at Pavilion's staircase near the entrance and sat down. A guard came near me and literally shooed me away! Fucking hell I was only sitting down.. I went to the concierge to complain:
Afiq: I was just sitting over there and one of your guards shooed me away. I would like an explaination!
Concierge girl: I'm sorry sir but you're not allowed to sit there.
Afiq: May I know why?
CG: Pavillion is a high end shopping complex and we would like to maintain a certain image. Loittering around the staircase will go against this image.
Afiq: This image of this mall being a place for the affluent and rich? How is sitting down at the staircase make this place look lowly and inferior? i'm not disrupting the flow of the people, there is hardly anyone there!
CG: I understand, but what you did will come down negatively to our consumers.
Afiq: I too understand where you're going at. Let me put it this way: I'm tired so I had to sit down. I didn't want to wait for my friend to arrive at cafes because then I'll have to spend my money on drinks. I'm tired and thrifty. These are human traits shared by both the rich and poor. I don't see any reason why these two traits, in your opinion, contradict with this mall's image.
CG: But you will make our consumers...
Afiq: I am one of those people you regard so highly. I am your customer.
CG: But you...
Afiq: And I can see that you're wearing a Customer is Always Right badge. As a customer, not only I have the right to utilize your facilities as I see fit, I can also tell you that you're wrong to think what you're thinking.
CG: Mmmmm... okay. I will tell the guard to let you sit.
Just after the concierge girl told the guard to let me sit on the staircase, Megat arrived.
Megat: Afiq, jom pergi tengok wayang.
Afiq: Jap, kita kena duduk dekat tangga ni for 5 minutes.
Afiq: Less asking, more sitting!