With the rising living costs, my friends and I try to eat in our company cafeteria more often rather than driving out to lunch. Food in our cafeteria is subsidized by the company so it is cheaper than outside. Sommo save on petrol and parking costs.
Anyway, initially my fren and I planned to dine in-house. Then we thought about Char Koay Teow and how long it has been since we had a good serving of one. So we decided to go out. My friend is driving, and since I am only having CKT, I thought I will not need a lot of money.
So I just took my small purse which have less than RM10 inside, my IC, HP – dump all into my wristlet and leave the office. On the way out, I stopped by the cafeteria to pick up some free fruits (use my meal subsidy for the day mah). I noticed that our office store is open and I need to buy something there. It cost me RM6 and I figured that it is ok as I can always borrow $$ from my fren.
When I met my fren, I told her if she mind paying lunch for me as I only have a few ringgit left. She said ok, but her purse also only have RM8, but she think she got sommo cash in the car. So we left. Eventhough there is an ATM in our cafeteria, we diden bother to go withdraw money.
We went to a coffee shop very near to our office, but the CKT stall is closed. So we changed venue to another place, also quite near to office. But then their CKT not very good, ok nia. So I suggested going to another place, which is much further from our office but they have more variety of food there and good CKT.
Reaching there, only my friend realized there were not much cash in the car…coins ada la..
And I checked my purse, I don’t have ringgitsss there. Only RM1.50. So total combined $$ we had was RM9.50. U say chia lat boh!
So we can only have 2 plates of CKT (RM3 each, cannot order duck egg one) + 2 drinks (RM2.60).
We sat right next to a chicken/ duck rice stall which also have chai-boey.
Wanna order chai boey – cannot, boh lui.
Wanna order pasembur to share – cannot, not enuf money.
Wanna tah pau kuih back for tea later – cannot, need to save the coins for parking fees.
Coming back, my friend and I were laughing over our situation. So broke liao still dares to drive here and there to eat. Really boh kia si.