Pamcit! in less than 24 hours
Posted on March 19th, 2009 by Lilian • Filed under: Life and rants
I got my car on Tuesday night. The salesman delivered it to my home. So, on Tuesday night, hubby, my little boy and I took it to Sunshine Farlim for a spin. Then, my eldest son took it to meet friends (while I pray fervently at home that my new car doesn’t get any scratches hehehe).
Then, on Wednesday noon, the kids wanted to go to Gurney. The Viva sits all my four kids comfortably eventhough it looks small on the outside. At least the three kids at the back haven’t start killing each other yet. They usually do that when the Persona space is tight and when they are in a bad mood, they will start shoving, pushing and kicking. (ok, not the youngest but the kutub utara and kutub selatan #2 and #3 whose characters are like the north and south pole of a magnet)
We went to Gurney and it was a breeze to drive up the rooftop parking because of the size. Usually, when I drive the Naza Ria, I get claustrophobia because of the narrow passage. We parked at the new wing car park, went to Popular and MPH and makan at Chopper Board and balik.
At night, for some reasons, hubby got home from work and went straight to the car instead of coming up to our apartment. At the same time, I was going out for a meeting (about the cooking this Saturday) and went to the carpark. And guess what? While hubby was standing there admiring the new Viva, he noticed a screw stuck to the tyre. I don’t know how he can see a tiny screw in a black tyre. But he did. It is just small, short screw.
So, I told him I am not going to drive the Viva out even after he pulled out the short screw. He told me, “Don’t worry lah, so short screw, it won’t go into the inner tube one…..take the car lah, save petrol.”
Lucky I didn’t because later on, the air all escape and he had to change the tyre late a night.
Arrggh….manyak suey. Never mind lah, considered the car blessed. Talking about the car being blessed, when I got it from the salesman, I drove it around the neighbourhood and said a short prayer. Maybe I forget to mention tayar pamcit in my prayers. I asked for God’s protection for all those who travel in it, please no kena saman but kena empat nombor ekor 4D instead but I forget to say no punctured tyre. So, God, are you listening? Please include in the insurance, no punctures ya?
Talking about insurance, we insured the car against flood and windscreen damages. The premium for the flood is RM250 per year. And the ADun for Air Putih (that’s the CM lah) if you are reading, no more floods in Taman Lumba Kuda please. Last time my Perdana and Naza Ria kena, never mind. Those are heavy cars. If my Viva kena flood, the Milo tin sure floats from Air Putih to Air Itam. And yes, the Viva’s body is really Milo tin kinda hollow sound lah. We made a complaint to the salesman and he said Perodua HQ has been informed because many said so too. I don’t know why we didn’t hear the ‘hollow’ sound in the showroom. You know…when you close the door, it has the ’empty tin’ closing sound? Otherwise, it is a very good car, very spacious and very easy to drive too.
(if you want to know what flood in my neighbourhood looks like :
Flood at night