Thursday, April 17, 2008

nuts over numbers

i don't know about you but i don't think i like the idea of rounding up the cents to the nearest number. the tagline is "JIMAT DAN SENANG KIRA". the JIMAT part, i may agree but SENANG KIRA? i beg to differ. well you see, for a math bimbo someone who sucks at numbers, counting and anything to do with maths (by suck, i mean really suck-my bimbo-ness with numbers started even when i was little where i would always get the numbers 6 and 9 mixed up so i think it is justified that i suck really bad) like yours truly, i find it so bloody confusing. i always have this puzzled look on my face when the cashier returned my change. so embarrassing. i always have those copper coins in my purse so i have no problem paying things that costs say RM 8.24. but now no more. bye bye one cent coins. i think it is troublesome having to do some mental calculation to round up the figures. pfft.
that aside, what would you do if you have paid for something that costs RM 9.95 for example. you give the cashier RM 10. of course you would wait for your 5 cents, right? but most cashiers would tell you, "duit lima sen takde lah kak." how would you react? i mean, it is your money, although only 5 cents. would you just walk away? you might think, "takpelah, lima sen je." if you do, you're the loser here. imagine ten people walked away, that would add up to 50 cents already. but if you insisted on your 5 cents, would that make you a cheapskate? the cashier might give you one of those looks as if the word "CHEAPSKATE" is stamped on your forehead. as consumers, we have the right, don't we? imagine giving the cashier RM 9.90 for something that costs RM 9.95, would you be able to buy the item? no, right?
i honestly don't know what i'm crapping about here so i better stop but the point here is, i hate maths and numbers.


5 comments:

twayblade said...

once i went to fill up my kenari at petronas s7 shah alam. i paid rm40. but the pump stopped at 39.90. mengamuk utk 5 minit demanding for the 10 cents (padahal 10 sen apa la sgt). mat bangla pun geleng kepala. but then again, what if the pump stops at 37.00, or 30.00 ke, kan???

Izyan Darling said...

my point exactly! it may only be 10 cents but it's still our money, right?

Malicious Mind said...

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Sis said...

OMG. don't tell me u're THAT bad!? *evil laugh*

Izyan Darling said...

duhhhhhhhh. u know me with numbers kan? not la THAT bad but pening jugakla kan nak round up d amount every time. hello, if i were good, i'd probably be a vet by now. pfft.