Downs & ups of a Monday

It was one of those rare Mondays that I felt slightly more upbeat, slightly more excited. Very unusual of me, since I detest Mondays immensely. Well, I detest workdays in general, but Mondays are the worst.

So why the difference today?

Well today, I had planned on FINALLY going to the post office to claim my RM625 fuel subsidy rebate. I had met all the prerequisites (car insurance renewed, road tax renewed and wallet low in cash), so I was all geared up to get what I had been waiting for. I also referred to a good step-by-step guide on a hassle-free claims process 😛

So this morning, I downloaded the claim form and filled it out, to save me some time when I reach the post office. Then at about 11:30a.m., I left the office, slightly earlier than normal, in the hope of beating the lunch crowd.

Hubby and I headed towards Queensbay Mall, and we walked towards the post office situated on the ground floor of the mall. I prayed that there would not be a long queue and that the entire process would take only a short while. As we stepped closer and closer to where the post office was, it looked like there really wasn’t a queue, but alas, we were faced with the one thing we had not prepared ourselves for. Here’s what greeted us at the door of the post office:


What a letdown.

So anyway, I tried calling the post office at 2:30p.m. to find out if the computer system is working, but I could not get through with the number provided on the Pos Malaysia site. Tried again and again and again and FINALLY I got through at about 2:45p.m. and the lady told me the system will be back up and running at 3p.m.

Of course, for someone who has been waiting so long for this, I wasn’t about to let this chance pass me by.  So later that evening, hubbs and I swung by Queensbay Mall again, and since I figured the wait won’t be that long, I hopped down while my hubby waited in the car.  There were about 10 people in queue in front of me and bummer of bummers…..NO NUMBERING SYSTEM.  So I had to stand in line and wait.

Thankfully the queue was moving quite fast, and after standing in line for about 15 minutes, it was finally my turn.  The checking, signing and taking my thumbprint took approximately ONE MINUTE, and then off I left with a receipt and RM625 in hand.

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21 Responses to Downs & ups of a Monday

  1. michelle says:

    Are you gonna save that for gas? OR you already spend that…hehehe

    The Giddy Tigress says: Hopefully it will go into some form of savings 🙂

  2. Jemima says:

    How much milk can you buy for Ethan with RM625? 😛

    The Giddy Tigress says: Gee, I donno…about 10 tins? But with the rise in cost in everything, it’s hard to gauge now.

  3. rinnah says:

    I detest Mondays too! 😀

    Ahhh… what a nice wad of cash! I saved all of mine to kickstart my DSLR fund. LOL.

    The Giddy Tigress says: That’s a VERY frugal way to behave, my dear. Good on ya!

  4. wah… and did you go shopping right after?

    The Giddy Tigress says: No la….have to save ma.

  5. Wahhh!! All in cold hard cash!!
    *smells the money*

    The Giddy Tigress says: Can smell it all the way from Singapore, yes?

  6. simon says:

    i went there at 8.20am, was the first in line at the rebate counter (but not the first in the post office)… very quick. they gave me RM100 bills tho 🙂

    The Giddy Tigress says: Good for you! Glad you didn’t have to wait long too!

  7. Pei Sze says:

    You have remind me to go & claim my MONEY.

    The Giddy Tigress says: Yes yes…do so 🙂

  8. PB says:

    Sigh I hope they don’t make this a shortlived policy coz I have till November!

    The Giddy Tigress says: I hope so, for your sake 🙂 I hurriedly went to get mine although my road tax is only due in early August.

  9. Paik Ling says:

    That reminds me – I haven’t collected mine 🙁

    The Giddy Tigress says: haha….better do it as soon as you can!

  10. cc says:

    Woohoo, money money money!
    I spend most mondays looking forward to fridays. LOL

    The Giddy Tigress says: That’s a great way to spend Mondays 🙂

  11. Adino says:

    Woo! That cash will come in handy! What supporting documents did you need to provide?

    The Giddy Tigress says: I only showed them my IC and filled up that form I downloaded.

  12. Audrey says:

    Ahahahaaaaa KOMPUTER ROSAK ??!?!?!? I have seen that one so often. There is probably one of those for every “Baby On Board” signage sold in stores… I suspect its a hot selling item to all front-desk jobbers who want to curi tulang sometimes… 😛 And the “Cuba 2.00ptg” is a customisable add-on note that you can write yourself with a specially-designed pen that’s sold along with the “Komputer Rosak” signage…

    The Giddy Tigress says: That is so true! But the one I saw was a generic one that they placed in FRONT of the main entrance!

  13. ehon says:

    WAH! should rompak you! i hate long Qs, but 10 ppl is OK. unless if u’re in a rush, like how i usually am when i go back.

    The Giddy Tigress says: Hah???!! Rompak??? But if you do, I have proof of confession right here 🙂

  14. sasha says:

    wah manyak kaya edi.. 😛

    The Giddy Tigress says: Tarak la, manyak olang sudah dapat pun….

  15. wen says:

    i have done it a mth ago! what a bummer eh when u saw the sign

    The Giddy Tigress says: Yup, but all ended well 🙂

  16. KittyCat says:

    Ooh, money, money, money! My mum has been trying to tell me over snarly Skype whether they succeeded in getting a claim for our cars, or not. I should check this out too…every $ counts!

    The Giddy Tigress says: I heard that you can now claim the moolah online and it will be wired to your savings account! Ain’t that cool?

  17. mama octopus says:

    Should hv waited till today. As of 1/1/08, we can claim our rebate online.

    Great news for procrastinators like me 🙂

    The Giddy Tigress says: Whoa… syiok nye…samo no extra charge wor. But cannot pose like me with the moolah la 😛

  18. mama octopus says:

    sorry typo, August/1/08

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks for the clarification 🙂

  19. jazzmint says:

    oh i got mine last month…after waiting for like 1 hour…and money..err oredi spent dunno where LOL

    The Giddy Tigress says: Good for you 🙂

  20. narrowband says:

    The most convenient excuse for them to turn customers away is ‘komputer rosak’ or ’system down’ in the past. But these days they’re rare, even in other govt offices. Anyway congrats! I got mine after more than 1.5 hours of queue (I drove off elsewhere to run errands before returning to find my turn had yet to come!).

    The Giddy Tigress says: Well, the important thing is that we got the money!

  21. zara's mama says:

    Yeh! got yours already!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Yep I did!

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