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For good food or car washes, Singaporeans love to queue!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

I don't like wasting time in long queues. Someone could tell me that a restaurant served great food and that I should try but I would give it a miss if I were to see a long queue of people waiting to get a table. Wait 30 minutes to an hour to get a table? Mental!

I was in the lift and a couple was talking:

H: The queue was so long. At least 10 cars in front of me. Queue till the road outside.

W: So many cars?

H: Yah. Chinese New Year's eve. Every year is like that. I waited almost 50 minutes to have the car washed.

W: How much?

H: $8.  (Seeing AK in the lift. H smiled and asked.) You got your car washed?

AK: Yes, I washed it myself. 

H: Wah! You have the time to do it?

AK: Haha... Took me 30 minutes. The shampoo and sponge cost me $6.50. Good for at least 20 washes. Way cheaper than going to a car wash too...

I think I said too much. The husband's smile faded but luckily the lift reached their floor and they got off then. I hope I did not step on someone's foot.

Actually, I see rather long queues at car washes all the time. It is not just during festive seasons.

Wait 30 minutes to an hour to pay people to do something that I could easily do? Definitely mental!

GONG XI FA CAI (to the people washing cars too)!

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Gary said...

Gong xi gong xi

Solace said...

That was straight in their face, woah.

Anyway, when u practice such habits, you are already having a "Huat". Having good financial knowledge is another "Huat". Knowing how to make use of CPF is also a "Huat"

So all the "Huat" can be gained thr knowledge and habits. No need go temple or throw coins at well to ask for "Huat"

CNY theme ;)

Once again, Happy CNY. Huat argh

Sillyinvestor said...

Haha AK,

I think u did step on his toe. LOL

Happy new year

AK71 said...

Hi Gary,

Gong Xi Fa Cai! ;)

AK71 said...

Hi Solace,

Aiyoh, it wasn't my intention to be in their face. I meant no harm. Really. I just said what was on my mind. -.-"

Actually, I do visit temples regularly to meditate and make donations but with the intention of helping the less fortunate. ;p

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Huat ah! :D

AK71 said...

Hi Mike,

Totally unintended. Honest. Hope it didn't sting too much. -.-"

Happy CNY! :D

SMK said...

You have big feet lah. :)

AK71 said...


I didn't like wearing shoes much as a youth. I was always in slippers. Feet grew a bit too big as a result. -.-"

Chris said...

That was direct!
Unless the washing standard in SG can be as good as those in JB including interior vacuum, I will be washing it myself for a long while.

AK71 said...

Hi Chris,

I guess that confirms it. I stepped on someone's foot big time. -.-"

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