I know millions of motorists around the country share the same sentiment as me..
But thought I would just blog for the record - an increase of 78 cent/ litre of petrol over night is really pretty HEFTY! If my memory serves me right.. past increase has never been that drastic.
So.. for me personally, I've changed my car rejoicing that now my 1400cc car would help me to save in petrol price! So instead of say RM93 for full tank for my old car, I pumped a full tank for my new car and it came to RM63! BUT didn't know that it was more a delusion because as of midnight last nite, I would need to fork out RM90 for a full tank for my little new car!! ARGH!! So it's like back to square one?
For the record, petrol price is now RM2.70 per litre - taking in the earning powers of Malaysians I think that is pretty steep!
But of course it was good timing too to change car for a full tank for my RAV4 now with the increase will be RM130!!! This is just absurd!
Speaking of absurdity.. last night the roads were real madness! Already I was stuck in massive jam (quite rare these days but maybe the rain contributed as well) at Mid Valley ring road.. which made me miss my choir practice. But when I headed home about 9pm, the earlier stretch of Connaught Highway was sardine pack and I found out later that it was be because of petrol station pile up! Even on the Grand Saga highway, I could see cars queuing up a few hundred meters spilling onto the highway just to pump up their petrol tanks!
I guess I was kinda fortunate as i already pumped up the night before since my tank was empty. But even then, I wouldn't go through the hassle and patience of queuing easily up to one hour to save maybe RM10 or RM20. It really shows the kiasu mentality of Malaysians too. Don't tell me all of them have empty or near empty tank at the same time?!!
I got even more angry as the road turning into my housing community was also jammed up because about 500 m down that road was a petrol station! At one point I felt like going down to scream at those kiasu motorists..!
Ok, enough ranting. Now we all just have to grit our teeth and bear with the harsh new reality of it all. OR we could all boycott driving and cycle to work! hahaha or if you can make do with the lousy public transports! And that's another story!!