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Monday, March 19, 2012

Be "Kiasu" Always.

This afternoon, I had to drive my taxi to our company's workshop at Sin Ming Road for the monthly servicing appointment at 2.00pm as my relief driver was unavailable. I drove to the workshop at 1.45pm and the person in charge told me that the servicing might take a while because there were many other taxis also waiting. I left my taxi at the carpark, went across the road to the coffee shop to have a cup of tea and a piece of bread. Read my New Paper which I brought along and after about an hour I went to check on my taxi but it was still there where I parked it.

Along came another taxi, parked alongside mine and within five minutes, the workshop mechanic came to collect his taxi straightaway for servicing. I asked the driver his appointment time and he told me at 3.00pm. I was annoyed because my appointment time was at 2.00pm and his was later and yet his taxi was going to be serviced first. I thought it was unfair and also queue jumping and so I enquired about the discrepancy.

Meanwhile the later taxi was in the process of being serviced. I approached the mechanic to ask if it was a first come first served basis according to appointment time for servicing, he looked at me and asked for my taxi number, went straight to my taxi and immediately drove it into the workshop, without a word, he began doing his job. My taxi was ready in less than 20 minutes. Time was exactly 3.45pm, two hours waiting time for a 20 minute job.

This is a lesson we need to learn that in future we must always keep track of what is happening and make sure we don't waste unnecessary idle time by being attentive, be questioning and aware of what goes on, simply put, to always remain "Kiasu" at all times.

6 comments:

  1. Tell You don't drink coffee, tea during repairing your taxi ha ha ha ha ha. Cause you take tea the mechanic also take tea ma............

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    1. Dear Jeffrey, normally my relief driver sends the taxi for servicing and most likely he does not drink coffee or tea while he waited, but I need to drink coffee to help me stay awake as I only sleep during the day.

      Best Regards,
      Uncle Frank.

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  2. Hi uncle frank,
    I'm an smu student studying in Denmark for the semester.and just wanted.to say thank you and drive safe!
    Cheers
    Brandon

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    1. Hi Brandon, Warmest Regards to you and thank you for your kind concern.

      Wishing you the very best in your studies and I hope we meet again someday.

      CHEERS!
      Uncle Frank

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  3. Hi Uncle Frank. Very nice blog.

    I haven't taken your taxi yet, but maybe one day!

    Regards

    Duane

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    1. Hi #GEEZER, thanks for your compliments. We will meet one day so long as you continue to use taxi services. Remember to look out for a Toyota Crown Silver Cab and if it is me, I will not charge you any fares incurred to wherever you wish to go I promise.

      CHEERS!

      Uncle Frank

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