Now everyone’s feeling the pinch. No, let me rephrase that. Now everyone’s feeling the punch. I’m feeling it too because I’m not a minister.
My dad drives, my girlfriend drives and in fact except for my mom, the whole family drives/owns at least one vehicle. We can grunt till the wee hours but like it or not, we still need a car to get to work. Like it or not, we still need to pump in petrol in order to get the vehicle moving and like it or not, we still have to fork out 41% more starting from yesterday and leaves a huge hole in our wallet.
Now where would that leave us, the average wage-earning Malaysians?
One solution is to compare to other Asian countries as it is supposed to make us feel good. Try that at home and voila, problem solved.
The other would be to change our lifestyle because the clever people up there believes if you don’t, a platoon of gnomes will break into your home, steal all the valuable items they can get their hands on and eat one side of your ass before making their escape
If you’re one lucky dude, Smurfette may just fondle your balls before making the exit with her loot, consisting of 20kg of Basmati Moghul Faezah and your Shell premium card.
I think I’ll go for the second solution and slightly change on my lifestyle.
For a start, I will only purchase pirated DVDs and watch them over at a friend’s house because since electricity tariff will also inevitably increase, it would be a real waste to switch your television and DVD player running for two long hours. And the time have to be perfect too. Make sure you know when’s exactly your friend’s meal time, that’s when you come knocking on their door. Langkah kanan. Preferably during lunch because that’s when rice are served in typical Malaysian household.
Imagine how much I can save up for being a tight-fist bastard. That’s always been about it anyway, when we are asked to change our lifestyle, in other words they’re telling us to be a cheapskate.
* Title stolen from Shah the TalkOnly guy.