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