December 18, 2003

blackie sucks

Sometimes, I would get really pissed with my colleague – Blackie. I think he has a fucked up thinking that he don’t rightfully breathe at all.

He can sometimes be a very self centered person, and unbelievably particular at one thing. For example, he would drive 10km further to another station just to earn an extra point for his petrol. I mean, come on, not that the extra point would get you much…

In my country, this is commonly called – Kiasu or Kiasi (afraid of losing or die). It’s a cynical behavior that is known to plague the Chinese in Malaysia and Singapore. Typically, a kiasu person would calculate up to the cents and points just for his/her own advantage. Such is the character of Blackie, my lunch mate. And if it involves borrowing or lending stuff, he would always be the one to borrow and never lend. That is why I never ask him out to a party or a drink. I don’t party or drink with a people like him. It makes me feel sad.

This morning, I was complaining about some traffic problem I encountered a few weeks ago. I was complaining about some inconsiderate fuckers who did 20 – 30 kph on a perfectly clear, straight, one-way and wide expressway, on the express lane. I was expecting some rational empathy from the guys but much to my shock and horror, I got a protest from Blackie. I was like, alright, why do you think it’s wrong for me to feel this way. He said it’s perfectly legal for them to drive 20 – 30 kph on a perfectly clear, straight, one-way and wide expressway, on the express lane – because they are merely complying to the speed limit. I went like – What the fuck??

To me, that’s definitely road hogging. Driving at 20 – 30kph is ridiculous and those who drives at that speed on the express lane on ANY ROAD, ought to be hung and shot. Or at least get a ticket. But Blackie insisted that roads without the speed limit sign, have a standard limit of 40 kph. Doug seem to also support that idea (that old fart). I do not know what the fuck was wrong with both of them today but, I lambasted at them right away

“That’s why we have so many cases of inexplicable traffic congestions! It is because we have fucked up people like both of you.”

There are no such rules that you should drive your car complying to the imaginary 40 kph speed limit if there’s no speed limit sign. If you want to go somewhere – go there FAST and safe. He told me “Even the parking lot has a speed limit of 10 kph…”

“That’s because they are PARKING LOTS moron… Parking lots are different from expressways.”
“Some bigger highways have a speed limit of 60 kph. What more of this smaller expressway you’re talking about?”
“You stupid fuck. That’s probably because there are exceptionally high number of accidents there and they specially imposed a 60 kph limit.”

I don’t understand how a guy of 30 years old still could not get his mind straight.

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