eyes widely shut
Who says our public transport is reliable???
It has been a while i have not taken the public transport, was exclusively depending on it and i felt i had enuff of it...tho it is cheaper, abiding it, is a major issue for me as timing is the factor...
Last week, a very good friend of mine asked me for a favor. So, i agreed to leave my kids at her place ( at around 1300hrs ) , and take the public transport to her workplace in Bukit Bint@ng. Reason being, is that we can go to some places together from her workplace with her car.
At around 1315hrs, I parked my car near the Gi@nt bus stop ( nearer to my place ), i decided to take a bus that goes to the nearest LRT station. After 10 mins, i hopped onto a bus. Got to the station ( so far so good ), still deciding whether i should stop at Dang Wangi station and take the monorail to BB ( which i have to walk for a bit - considering i was still having the 'hangover' after the play, if not, i really dont mind walking ) or I go to KLCC and get a bus from there to BB ( less walk ). So while i was still deciding, i paid to stop at the Dang Wangi station. While in the train, i decided to stop at KLCC instead hehe..
At the KLCC bus stop, i looked at the 'signage' ( a white flimsy board, written with marker pen - at KLCC bus stop!!! a tourist spot! *roll-eyes*) and it says the R@pidKL bus number 103 goes to BB. ( eh berapa banyak stop daaa.... )
After about 5 minutes, 103 came. Felt so happy... buttt....thank goodness i asked... the driver said, "this bus is not going to BB, Ttwangsa only". I sulked ( wondering what would happen if i did not inquire ). After a while i asked the group of the R@pid employees who is sitting down doin' nothin', 'chatting rapidly'. One of them said, "wait for the next bus", without lookin' at me. I almost punched his face, but of course i wont do that in public lah kan. So after about anotha 15 minutes ( i was already feeling very restless, my 'hangovering' mode was at its peak, (this is what happened when i cant say no to a dear friend) and keep wishing i should've stopped at Dang Wangi's station or at least have a book to read ) came anotha 103..haaa..felt relief...i asked again, anddd..." ooo this bus is not going to BB" I was like, WHATTTTT DA FEFFFFK!!!!....
I went to the group again and asked them annoyingly, and one of them say, when you look at the digital sign at the front upper part of the bus, if the word Ttwangsa is above the Bukit Bint@ng then it is not going to BB, I was like, Oh wow! why didnt you tell me earlier and how am i suppose to know that! and why did they even bother to put da f#$^&kin Bukit Bint@ng on it! ( well of course i didnt say that out loud - just the face expression ) DAMN... ! @#$%^&
I was already very tempted to take the cab, but i remembered the last time i wanted to go to the Weld from KLCC, they wanted to charge me ridiculously, rm5, without using the meter ( jam , they say ). So, to avoid another confrontation....i decided not to... it is not about the money..
After another 15 minutes, came another 103 ( duh..i hate waiting ), and one of the guy in that group was giving me the sign that i can take that bus.. well...finally, i couldnt be bothered now which location is above which location ( they better be right, or people will see me shouting at the bus driver. who have seen me shout? *wink* ).
Including the normal jam infront of Concorde, i 'conclusively' arrived BB at 1430 hrs, ..still put on my cheerful face to her ( thatttt's me! ) altho... it took me like 1 hr 15 minutes to get there... i should've take the cab... it'll cost me double..but thats beside the point..
and you said our public transport is reliable....if i were an adventurous tourist, it'd be a great 'venture'.... I wonder what does the transport minister or whatever related ministry do when they go to England or Japan ( leisure eh.. ), they could've thoroughly study and adapt the public transport system efficiency, instead of just building roads, and collect toll money. Cant they see the cost effectiveness, when jam is lessened due to the effectiveness of public transportation...
oh well..it was one of those days....