Johnny,an inflight supervisor with SIA was an arrogant man. He was a cronny of Eddie Chew,the ex president of SIASU (SIA Staff Union)an IFS too. Johhny wasn't a tall fellow and was considered lucky to be employed as a steward way back in the early 1970s.
While serving the union as a shop steward,Johnny would snub and made fun at the management staff as well as belittled his opponents. Nothing strange though cos Eddie and his cronnies were mostly like that.(80% and more of the cabin crew couldn't stand them and eventually voted Eddie and co. out of the union leadership last year).
Doraisamy,the predecessor of MP Kho and Eddie was no different too. Dorai was booted out by MP Kho,a humble bumble inefficient general secretary for only one term and Eddie in turn kicked MP out and ruled for almost 20 years.
In those years of Eddie's leadership, many of his cronnies were arrogant and grossly inefficient. Johnny was one of them.
One day, about 18 yrs ago, Johnny was diagnosed with severe colon cancer. The oncologists gave him a few months to live. 3/4 of his colon was removed through surgery.
Fearing he would die and the prospect of going to hell,Johnny prayed desperately to god and promised to repent. God heard his cry and healed him.
After being discharged from the hospital,Johnny went back flying.He also mellowed and repented and became a counsellor to those who had cancer. Johnny was an effective counsellor and many of those cancer patients/crew were comforted by him.
I wonder why Johnny isn't counselling Dorai whom I understand is now suffering from cancer? I understand Dorai spends his now limited time at Ceylon's Sports Club drowning his sorrows with his favourite Johnnie Walker Black Label whisky.