GO TO HELL WITH 'EM
Last night, I was relishing the sweet moments of not having to attend any class due to the H1N1 contagion (has it been declared a pandemic by WHO?). On H1N1, don't eat pork should be the moral of the story.
Now, coming back to the story, becasue I didn't hafta attend my class yesterday after work, I went to a very popular hypermart in Kajang. There appeared sales galore with all those yellow ad cards hanging in the air or jutting out from the racks. Cut price, sales, bla bla bla...
RM4.89 for the 1.5L pack of Marigold strawberry milk ya!!! My still reliable momery said, in not so distant past, the price was around RM4.59. So, an increase of 30 cent or 6.54% is justified by the already forgotten oil price increase? What nonsense!!!
At the ground floor, among the lots was a chicken rice shop (no, not that Chicken Rice Shop you are thinking about) where I used to have my meals everytime I went there, until the day they served me very salty chicken rice which made me decide I had had enuff.
The issue here is, again, the cut price cutting customers' throats. I asked the girl at the counter,
"BIla harga naik ni?" She said, "Semalam." No whirlwind, no tornado, the price was up 30 cent from RM4.50 previously. 6.67% up. Another nonsense!!! I decided to find somewhere else to dine.
What's happening to us, Malaysians? While the Government is trying every level best to improve the well-being of the rakyat, there are still culprits out there trying to take advantage from the cooled-off period in the aftermath of the oil price spike. They (not all) lurk among the business community, with their sole aim of making profits to the maximum. Not that I can't afford to pay a lil' extra, but there are people who will suffer from these jerks.
Has the Government not done enough? When the service delivery and enforcement parts become the buck passed to the Government, those profiteers are cage-free, joyous and bouncy because the attention is steered away from them. When the fuel price had to be increased due to the pressure from the world's oil price hike, they argued their cost had gone up, therefore, they deserved incentives and the right to increase their service price (service quality, well, it's ok to remain or be reduced sikit-sikit la).
AND WHEN THE FUEL PRICE HAS STABILISED, THEY EITHER KEEP QUIET SO THEY WILL GAIN FROM THE EXTRA PROFIT DERIVED FROM HIGHER PRICE MINUS STABLE FUEL PRICE, OR THEY QUIETLY INCREASE THEIR PRICE.
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL THEM TO GO TO HELL!!!