28 February 2006

Top Ten Ways I'm Dealing With Increased Petrol Prices

Well, I guess it's speaking the obvious - the price for petrol went up again. And as usual, rather than announcing the increase earlier, we get ambush news - I only heard about it late - probably 11. And most new websites don't even carry the news - I definately didn't find it on The Star or NSTP at 11.15 pm. The only clue came in Bernama, which took forever to load, and had a one line announcement.

Oh well, like we always have, we'll deal with it. Right now, I'm too depressed to write much of a header for this piece. I'm like ... gosh ... now I might have to take the bicycle on my grocery shopping trips. And I'm seriously considering walking (with my heavy golf bag) to the driving range next time I wanna practice some golf. And by golly, my next girlfriend better live in the same postcode and work in the same building (calling all girls living in postcode 47100 and working in KLCC !!!) ... haiyo ... how ?

Well, since it's set in, I might as well adopt my Top Ten Ways to Deal With Increased Petrol Prices:

  • Resolved to dedicating myself on the new quest to create car fuel from my urine/sweat/saliva.
  • I will start cutting down on unnecessary travel, such as going to the barber shop twice every month. From now on, I will only do my haircut once every 6 months or when the Health Ministry orders me to, whichever comes first.
  • In response to rising fuel costs, the pirated DVDs I peddle with now cost RM1 more per DVD.
  • To offset increased fuel expenditure, people who tumpang my car back from work are expected to chip into the Moz Monster Breakfast Fund generously.
  • Guests visiting my house are strongly encouraged to bring their own beverage and snacks from now on.
  • Bali trip has been officially canceled, and replaced with a trip to the local Dewan Masyarakat instead.
  • I will now pay more attention to friends whose dads/mums/relatives/good friends owns petrol stations.
  • Guests visiting my house will now be charged 20 cents everytime they use the washroom facilities.
  • Seriously consider driving to work 2 am in the morning to avoid traffic congestion, which in turn will increase fuel consumption.
  • It's not all that bad - now I have additional excuse to bring up to my mum when she asks me about my lack of dating activities. "Ma ... you know how much petrol costs nowadays or not ?
Gosh, I hate to be thinking negative things now, but I'm kinda sure this will have a domino effect, and prices and other daily consumables, amongst other goods will all have some form of increase in prices.

On the peanuts salary I'm getting currently, I'd probably have to save money by shaving less often. *Sigh* What next ?

15 comments:

Wingz said...

peanut salary where can play golf wan weiiiiii

moz monster said...

wingz: i hor lin la ... become caddie to feed my dogs, cats, iguanas. next time if have wife need to maybe also work part time in petrol station la ... =(

angel said...

no more Bali?? uwaaaaaaaaa :((

psss psss...spelling errors here...

Guests visiting my house will now be charges 20 cents everytime these use the washroom facilities.

moz monster said...

angel: thx ... corrected oredi. yeah, i guess bali trip is really being reconsidered. no way i'm going if the petrol price increases 18% - i'm sure everything else will follow. no way our garmen can force all the goods to stay the price they are now =(

Che-Cheh said...

Aiyooo I just heard the news this morning at 7am. Why so shit!!!

moz monster said...

che-cheh: They always put the news out at the last minute only. And the other sign is when you see traffic jams at petrol stations. =(

Leona said...

i already heard that the price for everything else will be increased by 15% starting tomorrow....

Malaysia Property said...

this is just the begining lor...later you will see mamak increase in price also...then that is the siong

Kenny Lee said...

relax lah...u guys have been expecting that coming rite?

moz monster said...

leona: i'm kinda sure prices will increase in the aftermath, just not sure if the hike's 15% - i sure as heck hope it won't be 15% up ...

m.p: i'm bracing myself for impact. i'm expecting everything to cost more. just hope it's not going to be real painful =(

kenny: while i always knew this way coming, my crystal ball did not expect a 30 sen increase. i just think it's a bit too high.

Anonymous said...

Hey, if you are at 47100 then u shld visit the 'Porn Saloon' for your hair cut! No kidding, its a hair saloon! But you might consider asking the "tease" question: "Can i have a Penthouse with my hair cut?" And see their response. Kuddos to ze blog!

moz monster said...

ok ok ... new blog project ... porn saloon ... now, but where exactly is it? i have a feeling i've seen it before ...

boo_licious said...

But if you get a girlfren, you will end up spending more $$$ on petrol as she will want to go pak tor, think you better just become a monk. Will definitely save you more money.

Jean said...

Gosh. I'm rather glad to not be in the country for the moment then. Else reverting to our kinda public transport will be such a pain!

learn from my friend. she says best place to pak toh is "depan rumah i". save money LOL.

moz monster said...

boo_licious: that's why my girlfren must come from same postcode and work same building mah ...

jean: if i pak toh depan rumah, i think my mum and dad will always appear, like, behind trees, hidden behind some leaves, u know what i mean ?