In Singapore, those without a car tend to admire those who own a car. The convenience of going anywhere, anytime…it is such a luxury. But on the other hand, those who own a car also have their own set of problems. Such as traffic jams, parking problems and fines…etc.
Here’s separating reality from fantasy.
Fantasy 1: those who drive to work can sleep in a little longer
Reality 1: actually got car, also have to wake up half a hour earlier, because the traffic jams are a killer.
Fantasy 2: got car sure can arrive on time for work, and can collect the work incentive
Reality 2: without car, will be late like 2-3 times a week. But if have car, actually late every time ah. Don’t know why also
Fantasy 3: got car, go where also can, Jurong or Changi no problem lah
Reality 3: got car, only go to places where got ample parking. It’s all selective actually.
Fantasy 4: you go your way, you decide your destination
Reality 4: sometimes your way will be blocked by others, you might not even reach your destination, touch wood!
Fantasy 5: I can stop for a while, the summons police will close one eye
Reality 5: you wait long long. I will just straight away book you!
Fantasy 6: avoid the heat, hide inside car, enjoy air con
Reality 6: actually, it will take up quite a bit of petrol…er…better not
Fantasy 7: short distances only, so will not be a monthly burden
Reality 7: insurance+petrol+parking+fines+maintenance fees…wah lau, more expensive than raising a kid!
Before after buying a car
Before: 70 kg
After: 90 kg (lack of walking exercise mah, right?)
Before: know every bus route by heart
After: know the parking fees by heart
Before: jog on the road, leisure walk…
After: do it in the gym instead, don’t want to hit the road lah!
Before: can play football for 90 mins, swim for 1000m
After: can play football for only 10 mins, and swim 100m…pant pant…
Before: scold drivers got no manners
After: scold pedestrians got no manners
Before: every time take cab, $10
After: every time top up petrol, $100
Before: people don’t know how rich you are even if you have gold bars inside your pockets.
After: people know how rich you are as long as you dangle your car keys!
Now now now…any car owners can relate to this? Any truth in this? Well, do comment please…