Saturday, July 29, 2006

A story

Let me tell you a story.

Recently, my friend, D, was sent a summon and fined $130 for stopping in the bus lane during peak hours. D expected the summon, but didn't know the fine would be so much. Quite disheartening, especially when he only stopped in the bus lane for a few seconds to pick someone up.

This morning, D went to LTA to settle the fine.

At the counter, he was all ready to make payment, and feeling quite sad to pay the money (for nothing!)...after handing his atm card to the kind lady at the counter, he jokingly asked "got discount or not?"

the lady replied, "oh! are you a first time offender? ya! you can appeal."

and so D was referred to another counter where another kind lady cancelled the fine for him.

yay!

so the moral of the story is: be a true blue singaporean. always ask for discounts. :)

16 comments:

Jayaxe said...

D = Ding Zhiyong?? Hehehe.

Architect Eric said...

maybe not mr cruise...mr cruise gf was in the garage recently unless it was way before his gf go kiss other ppl?

Anyway Peifen is also cheeky to post this thing abt asking for discount

little chick said...

interesting.. thanks for posting that.. remind us that there is no harm opening our mouth and ask... be it direction or discount...

~wan.fong~ said...

haha..
so cute de story...

rain said...

... ur that D friends really gOd DaMn HenG lol that day ;-) bt not eVerYdaY so HeNgHeNg De ;-}

rain said...

=D y EvErybOdY thInkS thAt D is DiNg zHiYonG lEh ?? caNt It b oThEr PeRsOn Ma..

HUI`zAx said...

Hmmm... Interesting story indeed. Should I describe as an amazing encounter as well..

Getting a fine by stopping the car at the bus lane for a short period is "very" disheartening. But lucky to your D friend,as first-time offender, he get a chance to appeal for it. 該感謝上帝AH!

But better "dun go out of the mind" by going for a "va-va-vroom"ride in the expressway with the camera observing the road. Even the god also can't do the favour by helping out.

稀客
Signing off

Miss Dejavu said...

haha. as a singaporean, of cos have to ask for a discount! haha. anw... i'm selling some handmade accessories at www.miss-dejavu.blogspot.com, feel free to check it out! i'll give u a discount! haha.

Shadow said...

cute story wor.. haha

Cloudywind said...

Fine also got discount? Wahaha... I think this can only happen in Singapore!

MaxOnline said...

Heard of someone who always appeal to LTA...HDB & SPF and always get scot free too !

whyohwhy said...

hey .. this is way out of topic here .. was wondering if u could 'casually' broadcast for witness on the cat disbursement @ sims ave incident ..many thks
info:
1) http://www.catwelfare.org/image/upload/IM/special_appeals/reward_poster.pdf
2) this can be disturbing .. its the poor poor kitty
http://www.flickr.com/photos/catwelfare/198767896/

whyohwhy said...

apologised. i meant *dismembered

-JuN- said...

LOL~ good job for D.

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