Originally posted by Raptor@Mar 12 2005, 08:38 PM
This morning I went to LAB at Kelantan Lane to buy an oil filter for my bike.
Putoline filter - $7. Original Honda filter - $12.
I decided on the Honda filter since I need to go 10,000km before I change it out.
That was not the highlight of the morning.
When I reached there, I put a parking coupon on my bike.
After buying the filter... I went to the coffeeshop on the opposite side to eat and have a coffee and basically people watch.
All was peaceful and everybody was going about their business. Suddenly, a car park auntie appeared. The coffee shop shouted 'Car park!!' and all hell broke loose. Half the coffeeshop stood up and rushed to their bikes. Some started and rode off, some took out their parking coupons and pretended to write their bike numbers and some just sit on their bikes pretending to be like they are about to move off. All staring at the carpark auntie.
She stood at one end... the rest on the other... both sides staring at each other. Talk about a Mexican stand off. I thought I was watching an old Western movie.
I thought one side will flinch and its either they tear their coupons in time or she key in their bike numbers!!! Talk about the Good, the Bad and the Ugly!!
Life suddenly became so stressful because of 60 cents.
And some of the bikes there cost at least $10k, and yet the owners were willing to stand in the sun with their bikes just to save 60 cents. Not even a cup of coffee!!!
Wamt to cheat... cheat lah at least $6000, not 60 cents. What's the point of being called a cheap thief?? Cheat 60 cents or $6000, you are still called a thief.
Mebbe there is something that I do not know about. Some secret thrills to be gained. Hw much kick can you get out of saving 60 cents???
Can anyone enlighten me??
There are reasons of course...
A) Some are just too lazy/always forget to buy coupons. We know we need coupons one day, but always push it off. This is me. Always push off the little things in life....
B) Some have the coupons, but don't consider a 20 minutes park there to be worth a coupon. After all... if I just freely use the coupons, what happens one day when I REALLY REALLY need to park there the whole day and I run out of coupons, all because I frivolously used them all on 10 minute touch-and-go's ?? And then I'll have no more coupons because of reason A) So... save them for the times that I really need them.
BTW, I always park w/o using coupons. And the irony of it all is that one whold set of 2003 coupons have expired because I was saving them for "important" use.