I never give much thought to petrol price increase. Why? Because my petrol guzzler Naza Ria is hardly used. My older two kids either hitch a ride from their schoolmate’s parents (which we compensate a little $$ each month) and they take the public bus home. My other kid walks to school.
The only times when I actually need to drive them around town are negligible. Other outings at night are mostly without my eldest son (who’s too coo/old to tag every where) and atm’s company car can accomodate us.
So, increase or no increase, it doesn’t affect me much. I am someone who never pump petrol nor know how much is the price of petrol. But now, atm illustrates the increase in simple language for me:
For every full tank in our Naza – it means RM15 increase.
RM15 can buy me two blocks of Ritter Sport chocolate.
RM15 can buy me two cups of coffee at Coffee Beans.
RM15 can buy me two months supply of tampons and pads.
RM15 can buy me one week supply of Curry Mee.
RM15 can buy me two DVDs of the latest movies.
RM15 can buy me three CDs of software.
And the mother of all KNNs, I don’t even earn RM15 per day from my Google Adsense! MCB betul.
Plus, I cannot ask atm to drive from one end of the town to the other end of the town for my favourite cendol. I just tried….’cos he is on leave today for toddler’s birthday. His reply, “No, we are not going to Penang Road because we are in Pulau Tikus now. Petrol price increase, you know or not?”
So, how does the petrol price increase affects you, if you measure it like I do?