Dahla hujan, traffic light rosak and everybody is trying to outfront each other and cut queues. Not expecting this, B had promised me earlier today to leave his office at 6pm so that he will reach at my office around 7pm and we'll go for dinner somewhere near before heading home. He knows I'm feeling depressed, although nothing to do with him but he still wants to cheer me up. He left office at 5.45pm. I left my office at 7pm as there's nobody around and aku dah start takut. Lepak kat bawah. You know what time he reached my office? 8pm! Massive jam. I don't know, but I think it's more due to the petrol price rather than the fact that it's raining.
What normally be a 5 minutes journey from my office to my house has gone up to 35 minutes. It doesn't help that one of the biggest Petr.onas and S.hell station in KJ is 5 minutes away from my house. I tried every possible short cuts and jalan dlm to my house but all roads leading to my house are occupied with cars heading to the petrol station. Stress. Madness.
My sister had also endured 2 hours journey from Buk.it J.alil to KJ, which normally took 20 minutes. If she's driving, then make it 15 minutes :). I called her several times, updating about the faulty traffic light and also the entrance roads to our house but she was still stuck. She arrived home at 10pm, hungry and tired. Her car tank is only half full but she's not bothered to join the queue, not worth it setakat dapat jimat RM20 for tonight.
Actually B punya kereta dah kosong sangat dah when we passed by the petrol station near our house tapi sbb we were both tired, and looking at the queue, we decided to head home first. Mandi, sembahyang, dinner then we went out again, feeling fresh. At first we plan to jalan2 to KE.SAS and fill up petrol there as we think that it's better kat highway dari petrol station kat housing area sbb confirm berderet punya. But Tiyah citer, LDP all the way jammed. So, we all masuk Fede.ral instead. Memang lengang, so B drove slow2 and we decided to singgah S.Alam punya petrol station tepi Fed Highway. It was only 10-15 minutes wait and it's done. Balik singgah McD KJ and from there, we can see that the LDP was still bumper to bumper jammed. And it's 11.30pm! Gila..
My brother in law finished his shift at 10pm and only able to join the queue then. He called at 11.50pm, still in the queue. Tempat kitaorg gi isi minyak tadi pun, motor pun join sekali 'memeriahkan' queue.. Kesian my brother in law, what to do? And family yg ada 4 kereta ke, puas la semua family member terpaksa keluar isi minyak kereta masing2 malam ni.. sebab nak jimat RM20 - RM30 for tonight, and one week's time nak tak nak, isi la minyak dgn harga baru. Tak boleh ke announce something like 'It will be effective 15 June' ke or '1st July' ke? Oh, takut rakyat salah guna kut, 'abuse' by isi minyak dlm tong2 dan simpan? But can you really control it tonight if petrol station can also 'take advantage' by saying minyak dah habis and keep the rest of the 'stock' for the new price? Senyum lebar diaorg tido malam ni. Pastu harga barang pun naik. Pi mai pi mai tang tu jugak.
We calculated tonight. B's full tank costs RM80 before 12am. After 12am, his full tank will cost RM108.. makan roti je la lepas ni :)
Yg ada kereta turbo tu, selamat 'menikmati' harga minyak baru :)