Public buses were totally, as in, TOTALLY out of the question. Read on our Pak Bilal's take and he'll tell you why.
Someone suggested I called up Mobiliti, an NGO body that provides transportation for wheelchair users all over the Klang Valley for a minimal fee. And with the predicament I would normally face like mentioned above, they should come in handy. Or so it seemed.
Credits to the volunteers behind it, Mobiliti is like a God-sent to most chair-bound people who lives around KL/PJ area. Its affordably cheap and reliable. Users normally make use of their service as it is very convenient to commute from their house to the hospital especially.
But not all things turns out rosy all the way. With only four vans in good condition available, bookings have to be made at least 3 days prior to the day you need them to take you somewhere. Priority is also given to commuters who needs it the most, for doctor’s appointment for instance. Chair-bound shoppers can kiss their Suria KLCC goodbye on busy appointments week. And no way there’s such thing as impromptu outing with Mobiliti, never.
So this can turn out to be quite not-so-convenient itself. There was one time right…when the day arrived to use it and the van was already waiting for me, I suddenly felt the unexpected urge to take a dump. Knowing how typically tight their schedule is, a user cannot keep the driver waiting or the scheduled user to be fetched next will end up late themselves. So like it or not, I had to canceled it.
Really, who would have some peace of mind through out the journey when you’re on the brink of shitting in your pants. Chances are, you will be farting yourself silly all the way and cause discomfort to the poor driver. That is of course, IF you’re lucky enough not to make a mess. That would top the list as the most disastrous outing of your life award.
You know, that has always been the case. The unexpected. We may have all the itinerary in hand but not all things go on smoothly as planned.
This is where whoever responsible should come in and play more active roles instead of setting up royal commission this and shitty national corridor that. This is national issue after all, no less.
We need at least 3 more of Mobiliti-like services here in KL alone and comrades from other states would demand from whoever shit to provide similar services at least in major towns across the country. Relying solely on the NGOs will not solve it. I mean if that’s the case, then maybe them NGO fellows should be given the chance to contest all seats in the next GE themselves.
Come to think of it, why don’t we just let the NGOs run the country. From the way I see things, they’re capable of getting the job done.
And…I sure to vote for a certain transport-based party called Partai Mobiliti Se-Malaysia (PMS) or something like that weird shit for example.