Tuesday, May 31, 2016
The 31st of March 2016 marks the day I lost my UBER virginity. And it was all thanks to RapidKL. On that day, there was a failure on the Ampang Line. KH and I discovered the platform to be overflowing with passengers, yet no announcement was made. Did some quick checks on Twitter and found many angry comments directed at @myrapidkl and @askrapidkl. No point waiting there like idiots so we went to have dinner at Leboh Ampang. Found a table at Restoran Kader and ordered a rava thosai with some butter chicken. Waited till 8:00 PM and RapidKL still could not give a definite answer on service resumption. KH suggested that we take UBER home, so I downloaded the app. My first experience was in a Toyota Vios with a Chinese fella who so happened to live in my neighbourhood. Small talk revealed that he would pick up one passenger every day on his way back home. He is a vegetarian marathon runner who actually invited me wake up at 5:00 AM on Saturdays to join him. Thanks, but no thanks. Overall, it was a pleasant trip and it wasn't too bad although there was a 1.3X surge. I foresee myself using this service more frequently in the future.