As soon as the online news portal announced that the price of Petrol in Malaysia was gonna be raised to RM2.70 per litre at midnight, there were tons of sms & emails sent out to warn people and to tell people to pump your car FULL by today, before Cinderella goes home at midnight!!
It was CRAZY!!
Let me repeat it …. CRAZY!!!!!
When i reached the Sunway Damansara / Kota Damansara area this evening at 7ish, i saw that the Shell Petrol station (just before Palm Springs) was jam packed with cars. The cars were lining up at least 250 metres even before reaching the station!!
Looking at the craziness, i decided that i will be the smarter one that will have a nice dinner, watch a tv show, then come out later at 10pm to pump … and guess what? I was wrong!
When i left the house at 10pm, i drove inside towards Kota Damansara, thinking that most city folks will pump at the Petrol Station closer to their highway exits!!
Sigh .. i think whilst half of KL & PJ cars were pumping at the main big petrol stations, the other half had the same idea with me. I passed 4 Petrol Stations.
It was an absolute MAYHEM of Craziness … .everyone just wanted their share of the last drop of cheap petrol before it went up.
Speaking about Craziness, i witness two very interesting views of Kiasu-ism this evening, when i managed to pump my car at a nearby Petronas.
Two cars in front of (picture) a guy after pumping petrol in his car, he pulled out a BLACK 2 Feet Tall container, and started filling it with pterol. His son was standing in front of the container, so the picture of the container is slightly hidden!
Then a second car that was pumping petrol did another kiasu thing. He was driving one of those mini-van with at least 5 people on board. After filling up for a bit, he stood at the side of the car, lifted his hands to the roof of the car, and started SHAKING THE CAR vigorously. It was obvious that the shaking of the car was not to give a thrill to the passengers in the car, but rather to ensure that the petrol fills up every square inch of the petrol tank!! AIYOHNYA!!!!
This is the first time seeing so so so so so so many cars responding to the hike in petrol price by fueling up before the increase, i remember the previous hike wasn’t this devastating!! I guess this time round the news was official, and not a speculation, which i believe drove more people to pump their petrol, and that the price of petrol is getting more and more expensive.
I think i’ll switch to a motorbike!!
The queue at the Petronas Pumps. You should have seen
the lines leading into the Petrol Station!! It was crazily LONG!!