I was at this newly opened, largest Cold Storage in Malaysia store. Where I hail from, I only go to Cold Storage when I need imported foodstuffs I can’t find in other supermarkets.
So, after taking all that I needed, only imported goods, never local goods because they are always more expensive, I find the shortest queue.
And wtf, this woman has like 15 packets of the Cap Ping Pong cream crackers. That is good stuff but I know and you know they are extremely fattening, non-nutritious food. But that’s not what bothers me. I could have gone to another cashier but I am a blogger, forever seeking for topics to write. So I purposely hang around to observe.
There are four of them. A man and three fugly women whom I think are siblings. Maggi mee hair, pencil thin eyebrow, capri pants….You get the drift.
Since it is the opening today, the supermarket is giving a RM5 voucher for every purchase in a single receipt. And this is where the ugly kiasu Malaysians rear its head.
Now, this family is going to distribute their 15 packets of cream crackers, 6 tins of wucanrou (luncheon meat) and other stuffs into two RM50 pile. OMG, can you imagine that! Poor cashier had to keep checking the total. Kiasu fugly woman then try to juggle the stuffs to fit into RM50 pile.
Midway, they realised they are short of a few more dollars. One of them went to find more packets of cream crackers. Another one go get more wucanrou.
If I am not a blogger, preying on them to find something to bitch, I would have gone to the next lane which by now had served at least three customers.
But that’s not the end of it. They are kiasu that the supermarket will not pay the same person RM5 voucher twice. So, they started shuffling and find their individual credit cards. Hrmmmphhh..sure those ‘no annual fee, free gift credit card lor’. And you know how kwai mah fan (damn troublesome) for those women with their big bags to pull out their purse and search for the card.
Damn, I am getting annoyed. Please lah, it is only RM5 farking dollar. If you all stop being so kiasu and don’t buy all those unhealthy wucanrou and creamcrackers, you could have saved RM50, dumb asses!
When it is my turn, the cashier was thoroughly stressed because at the last minute, the fugly sisters realised that it is not necessary to include two more packets of creamcrackers and one can of wucanrou. They left the stuffs there and asked her to deduct from the bill. See? They don’t need the stuffs, they bought it just to save a few cents.
Haiyo…. manyak xiaxuey for us Penangites lor. If they are buying large item like a packet of diapers which costs almost RM50 and want to separate the bills, then it is understandable. But RM2 packets of creamcrackers? Tell me, if you are behind the queue, what will you do?
1) Give killer stares
2) Tap fingers on the counter
3) Nudge them with your trolley
4) Make grunting sounds
5) Shift legs and body
6) Went tsk, tsk, tsk
7) Ask loudly ‘Why so long wan’ to your partner
8) All the above, of course!