Thursday, June 23, 2005

10 minutes late and it saved me 50 ringgit

Yes folks. I came to work 10 minues late today. Its a first for my new company. I woke up at around 7am as usual. Went down to have breakfast and my shower as usual. But unlike the usual day, my sayang wasn't online this morning. So i didn't know what to do with my extra 30 minutes (because usually, i'll chat with her for 15 to 30 minutes before going off to work each morning).

Then i decided to make use of that 30 minutes by napping. Yep, i napped 30 minutes before going off to work. Bad decision. I woke up at 8:45 am. 15 minutes before the official office hours. Yikes.

I drove there as fast as I could and decided to park my car nearer to the office building. Which requires me to pay the parking fee. 60 sen for an hour. Expensive. But I wish not to tarnish my integrity as an ethical worker (plus, its my probationary period, so i have to suck up to my boss. thaaha) so i figured the 60 sen per hour is not that much. I paid for three and a half hours. That'll cover my car untill lunch time, which will allow me to move my car out of the parking area to a less commercial area.

So i did. At lunch time, I moved my car to the T junction in the residency area. And guess what? Well, I think you already guessed it.

Everything happens for a reason. yep...

Well, ok. For those who couldn't guess it. When i arrived to my favorite parking spot, I founf out that every parked car there was slapped with a 50 ringgit fine by the MPPJ, the ever efficient. No wonder their football club is one of the best. They're using our money to fund the club!

Anyways, if i had arrived there on time this morning, i'd be grumbling now.

5 comments:

naiza said...

yup yup.. everything happens for a reason.. sib baik tak leh nak online pagi tu.. huhuhu

(tapi kite telah dikatakan penyebab sayang lambat.. tak patut tul :P)

Dila said...

so afterwards.. did u park at the paid parking space? And would you continue parking there if you did?

taqiyuddin bakir said...

tapi sayang gak penyebab kite save 50 bucks... so can we say that you bring both good and bad things to my life? :D

i think afterward, i'll try to figure out a scheme that'll enable me to either reduce the parking cost or avoid it altogether. you know? like parking in the paid space in the mornings or alternating days or something.

Yours Truly said...

bad day huh? =P

taqiyuddin bakir said...

not really... almost a bad day tho