.. but that's not to say I do that I mean what do you think I am heh heh, errr.
Now here's a rant about the great cab drivers of Malaysia:
I usually take the KTM to work on weekdays because I usually go in after class. It's just the most convenient (not to mention, CHEAPEST) way to get to the store. Now to take a KTM ride from my campus, you actually have to break some laws lah, sad to say. A lot of us just cross the tracks through this opening in the fence where someone had cut an entrance through. There isn't a better way to get to the station, unless you want to make ONE BIG ROUND, and walk along Federal Highway to get to the station legally.
Unfortunately, today no one could pass through because a bloody cargo train was in the way. The only way to get through was if you performed some sort of "Indie Jones and the Last Crusade" action, and climbed on the train, and jumped off (wrestle some snakes and tomb raiders etc etc just another day in Indie's life, yawn). I didn't want to die so I backtracked and decided to take a cab instead.
If there's one thing I dislike, its a cab driver who doesn't go by meter. Like, WHAT THE HELL IS THE METER THERE FOR THEN?! Decoration?!
Normally, I'd haggle the price down or refuse flat out if the taxi guy gives me some unreasonable rate but since I didn't want to be late for work, and the fact that taxis don't really come by my campus that often, I gave in.
And for a 5 minute drive, with no traffic- I HAD TO PAY RM 7! Seven bloody ringgit! I was so pissed when I got off. That's practically daylight robbery lah!
I am so sick of all these unethical, lazy ass cab drivers that I will no longer sit at the back and do nothing.
From now on, whenever I get into a cab and he INSISTS on not using the meter, I will bloody hell write down the registration number and send them to the Ministry of Transportation or something.
I will collect as many numbers as I can, and I will send them all to the Ministry.
If you're sick of these cab drivers, and know what I mean, THEN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!
Seriously, it just gives off a really bad impression of our country. When I was in Hong Kong, and taxis were our main mode of transportation, never ONCE did someone NOT go by meter even though it was so obvious that we were tourists (my really really really BAD Cantonese kinda tipped them off). I don't see why the majority of Malaysian cab drivers I've encountered can't do that. Earn a living honestly, why don't you!!!
Ok, I feel much better. In their defence, I have come across really great cab drivers. Rare, but it has happened. When it does I feel like I'm luckiest little girl in the world and mindlessly give them a really large tip. I appreciate great service.
Cab driver rage aside, I feel pretty happy today. Its nice knowing that the things you put effort into results positively. It's just worth all the hard work.
... I can so tell I'm going to be a workaholic one day.