When you come from a family with many siblings, it’s hard to keep track of everyone all the time and every once in a while one sibling is bound to be forgotten.
This is exactly what happened to Twitter user @Sutungmenjerit .
The mother of six panicked after discovering that she had accidentally forgotten her 12-year-old daughter and left her behind during their balik kampung journey along the East Coast Expressway, yesterday.
At around 2pm, @Sutungmenjerit, or better known as Che Jah tweeted about the incident, asking Twitterjaya to help her get her daughter back.
Sesiapa berdekatan temerloh mohon bantu Che Jah..— Makcik Brutal (@Sutungmenjerit) June 3, 2019
Anak dara i tertinggal kat Shell R&R Temerloh..
Now mama kat 143.6 km arah Timur pic.twitter.com/iohJvTMqEC
According to her string of tweets, Che Jah was driving on the East Coast highway with her six children and along the way, they made a stop at the Shell station at R&R Temerloh.
During the stop, some members of the family got down to perform the afternoon prayer, others got out to stretch their legs and several stayed inside their car to nap.
Saya ada anak 6 ada yang tido, ada yg turun solat & ada yg ddk luar kereta. Bila nampak yg sulung masuk ingat dia bwk semua masuk. I terus jalan… Skali staff Shell call anak dara sorg tertinggal. Dah nak masuk Maran plak tu.. 😂 https://t.co/ZXc4nlc6VG— Makcik Brutal (@Sutungmenjerit) June 3, 2019
After the pitstop, Che Jah continued her journey and had driven for approximately 15km before receiving a phone call from one of the employees at Shell who informed her that she had accidentally left her daughter behind!
Initially, Che Jah wanted to turn her car around and head back to the R&R for her daughter.
Yep.. 😁 nak g ambik uturn blk sana. Customer servis ANIH HIGHWAY kata peronda highway suruh tugu jer tepi jalan jer.. pastu lama sangat dorg nak sampai bdk shell ni tawar nak hantar. Alhamdulilah https://t.co/pBEmLyTV2f— Makcik Brutal (@Sutungmenjerit) June 3, 2019
She called the highway patrol for assistance and they advised her to just wait by the side of the road. Unfortunately, due to a large number of vehicle breakdowns along the highway, the patrol could not attend to Che Jah immediately.
After waiting for quite some time for the highway patrol to help bring her child over, one of the employees at Shell offered to send the daughter over via motorbike instead.
Malaysian netizens were both humoured and appalled by the idea that a mother could have possibly forgotten one of her children. Many related their own similar stories of being left behind as children.
Taktau nak gelak ke tumpang panik 😂— Λ (@aimanfarithS) June 3, 2019
i pernah tertinggal juga kat hentian sebelah. raya juga. my case? i keluar kereta nk pergi toilet tak bgtau sesiapa. ayah masuk kereta terus jalan. adik2 yg lain tidur. and masa tu umur i 23thn. hahaha. dah 10thn berlaku, tp sampai harini mesti cerita ni diungkit. 😅— Nadhira ♈ (@kaznadkaz) June 3, 2019
HAHAHA dulu time aku darjah 6 pun pernah kena tinggal macam ni😂— ALFDNL. (@m_alfdnl) June 3, 2019
Adik beradik sy ada 7 and kitorg pun pernah tertinggal yang no 5 dekat carrefour dulu masa budak tu umur 2 tahun. Dahlah time tu kami dah ke giant pulak ttbe mak sy kira2 tak cukup sorg lol— Faz (@fathizacky) June 3, 2019
Weh aku dengan abang aku pun pernah tertinggal dengan ayah aku kat petronas, pi beli donut ja pun, lupa habaq, darjah 4 kot,depa tak perasan kalut nak pi hospital— pepiah gandum (@nuralz) June 3, 2019
Meanwhile, some netizens shared several tips with Che Jah to help her avoid a similar mishap from occurring again. Popular suggestions were taking a roll call, doing a head count and lining the kids up before letting them get into the car.
Setiap kali kereta nk gerak ayah saya mesti panggil nama setiap anak2 dia. Maybe akak boleh praktikkan bende tu 😂— siyesni? (@snsyhzani) June 3, 2019
Klu anak ramai, lain kali buat head-count atau roll-call— David Anver Abdullah (@nebuchax) June 4, 2019
Cik jah.. Utk mengelakkn dari tertingal.. Lepasni boleh buat camni.. Sebelom naik kereta, panggil berbaris dulu depan kereta, pastu kawad macam askar dalam 5 minit.. Baru naik kereta. 😁. Selamat hari raya— ● (@aman7303) June 3, 2019
Either way, we’re glad Che Jah’s daughter was safely reunited with her family!
Ha tulah brutal sangat— Anaz Haidhar (@anazhd) June 3, 2019
And we can confirm that it’s definitely tough to keep track of all the siblings when you have so many. This writer also got left behind and forgotten before.