Friday, 28 November 2008

Ramai Lari

The following pic was taken at the pump of a Petronas petrol station on Pasir Gudang Highway. Times must be so tough that people are willing to cheat even when filling up petrol.

9 comments:

Patricia said...

hahaha! How do they do this? I thought that the pump is only operational when the person inside releases the petrol?

Pat

jabishah said...

Ya lah. How could this be possible. Pump & run? ;-)

Oldstock said...

Pat and Ja,

I found out from the station attendant that previously, some motorists requested for the pump to be turned on first, on the pretext that the want to fill up their tanks (the excuse being that they are not able to judge how much to fill).

Once they've filled up, they replace the nozzle and simply drive off!

Michelle said...

The "ramai lari" is hilarious!

Oldstock said...

Michelle,

The thing that puzzles me here is the word `Ramai'. It seems like they were cheated many times before they learnt their lesson!

Jarod said...

Hmmm.... Since Petronas tu untung alot, Ramai Lari, tapi Ramai akan datang balik :)

LoL...

In this economic situation, some people just want to SAVE in ways we cannot imagine!

hanitha said...

salam bro n semua geng,
wah!!! berani dorang wat gitu ek?ya la..skrg maner ader lgk ramai yg jaga kat luar tu..
so, klu nk kejor pon tk smepat la kan..teruknya, ader gak manusia yg tk beretika sebegitu..tu la namer nya manusia....tk semuanya samer dlm segi perbuatan n adab kehidupan..ish ish ish...

Mark Lyndon said...

Sadly, this is very common in some places. I know that there are some petrol stations that have the same policy in the UK. It's rare, but it does happen, especially at night. Having to pay before you pump is more common in the USA.

It's a bit annoying if you want to fill up, as you don't know how much it's going to cost until you've done it.

As Oldstock says, it's very simple how the bad guys do it - they just fill up and drive off. Petrol stations usually have cameras, but if it's a stolen car, that doesn't help much, especially if people hide their faces.

razifembi said...

A bad effect of Economoney ...