the hospital organised an in-house badminton competition. a few of my colleagues who were taking part asked me to join as well - just for fun, they said.
i was reluctant for 2 main reasons. 1st, my joints creaked when they are stretched. and 2nd, nobody plays just for fun when cash prizes are involved.
besides, i was on-call that weekend.
the day after the tournament ended, i found out that a few people had cried foul over the draw. well, actually it was over the re-draw. many questioned why the re-draw was necessary & why it wasn't done publicly. as it turned out, the re-draw had largely favoured a particular participant with a bye. the one who was given the bye in the original draw even withdrew from the competition in protest because of this lack of transparency.
in the end, justice was served & the favoured participant didn't win. i've always felt that when money is involved, all gloves would come off. nothing would be just for fun anymore.
the person organising this competition is a colleague, so i took a dig at him - told him the MACC are looking for him & i advised him to request for an interrogation room without windows or one on the ground floor.
we both then burst out laughing.