I’ve got some more things here to share on the rising petrol prices. You may recall that in the previous post, I mentioned the absence of traffic jams during lunch hour in the town centre. Frankly speaking, that is not normal; well, even though there were no jams, there would be a lot of cars on the road. That was why I would go out to go my marketing around 6.30 a.m. so as to get back home before 8.00 a.m. when the traffic would get busier.
But when I went to town the other morning between 8 and 9.00 a.m. the roads were quite deserted, like 7 in the morning…and the following day, at 10.00 a.m. it was more or less the same. Today, when I took my daughter out for lunch, there were definitely more cars but I did not need to stall here, there and everywhere and parking spaces were easily available.
I am sure everybody’s trying to cut down on fuel consumption, otherwise it would burn a hole in their pockets…..
…for filling up the fuel tank would simply mean emptying their wallets. But then of course, some may be worse hit than others…and those of us who have been humiliated and bullied all this while by those huge petrol-guzzling vehicles can now have the last laugh…
I heard on the news today that there would not be any more increase for the rest of the year…but from past experience, we should know better than to believe everything we hear. Let’s just hope that it would not get much worse…..
Imagine petrol becoming more expensive that Chanel No. 5! Imagine if everytime you want to fill up at the petrol station, you will need to apply for a loan approval like buying property…
(Hmm…isn’t that in essence, the same as what many people have been doing all this time – paying by credit card?) Well, I don’t know how long this absence of heavy traffic on Sibu roads is going to last…but I do not expect it to go on for long. Just like when we had to pay for parking, all the vehicles disappeared into thin air or people found all sorts of places to park their cars for free and just stopped short of suspending them from the trees…..but after sometime, finding a parking space became such a pain again.
Anyway, the fact remains that they have increased the petrol prices and those of other essential items have escalated as well, so we should find ways and means to reduce our expenditure and save…..
(and since there is this scarcity of beef in Sibu, rearing cows may be a wiser alternative! You can sell the milk and the meat to supplement your income!)…and cut down on our use of petrol like this school bus driver…..
Somehow, if we put in some effort, instead of just complaining incessantly and moaning and groaning day in, day out, we can work it out or at least, make things a little bit better. Think positive…for every cloud has a silver lining!!!
Sources of images unknown:
courtesy of Gundot & Cocka
(the last one) via email.