Wednesday, June 29, 2011

My Bubble: The Big C!

First we had gone to a department that takes our hard-earned money from us as we dutifully fulfills a citizen's responsibility. Then lo kong and I dropped into the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) office in the afternoon where the government borrows our hard-earned money with little returns. We had wanted to update some personal information that could not be done online and to get the latest statements of whatever we have left in the account.

It was a Monday and the morning had started with a much welcomed rain. Unfortunately, it had caused traffic jams on almost every route we had taken to finish our errands for the day. Despite a frustrating day so far plus the unforeseen delays, we finally entered into the car-park of the EPF building in Petaling Jaya.

Behold! We drove smack into another traffic jam within the car park. The driver of a maroon proton perdana was adamant for a parking lot where the reversing driver was facing a hard time trying to reverse out as the proton perdana was blocking his or her way. Obviously, there's no way for the proton perdana to reverse since there are cars lined up behind her ... oh yes, it was a no-brainer lady driver. A fifty-something lady who spoiled the reputation of all competent lady drivers out there!

Luckily, another car further ahead left the parking and the proton perdana quickly sped into the lot as if anyone else could grab it from her ... geeezzzzzz!!!

Anyway, the jam cleared and we headed to the counter, took our queue number and waited. I had noticed the same proton perdana driver was waiting for her turn too. Soon, my number was called and we proceeded to the indicated counter. Suddenly she approached the same counter as us and said she had missed her queue. The officer-in-charge politely told her to wait but she had the cheek to add that she wouldn't mind waiting after us if we were not going to take too long because she's in a hurry. Hello lady!!!

How I wished I could tell her off in the same sort of way that Laura Linney did in The Big C ... "Sorry, I'm a little pressed for time too. I have cancer!"


2 Bubbles:

Shaking head..we meet all sorts of inconsiderate people every day.

Yup, that's right! If it had been a youngster I would blame it on the parents but this is sadly a full-grown woman ... who to blame? What would have been her children like then ... the cycle continues.