A netizen shared how she feels ashamed whenever she and her boyfriend uses the BlueSG car rental, and that she would rather take Grab.
She says that she has no problem with her boyfriend not having a car, but feels embarrassed when others look at their car rental at traffic lights, and when they alight from the car at carparks.
She added that “if we can’t afford then just take Grab or something, at least people won’t know we don’t have a car”.
She then asked if she should suggest to her boyfriend to stop using the car rental.
Ever since the pandemic, my bf and I have tried to minimise taking the public transport when going out for short dates to places that isn’t accessible by walking from our houses.
However, my bf and his family don’t own a car, so what we have done is to use the BlueSG car rental thing. Although I did not voice out, I can’t help but feel ashamed whenever people look into our car at traffic lights and when we come out of the car in carparks. My bf is comfortable with it though.
To clarify, I have no issues with him not having a car. But I feel like if we can’t afford then just take a grab or something, at least people won’t know we don’t have a car. A car rental just outrightly shows people that we don’t have a car and I feel like it’s kind of loser to try so hard to find ways to want to drive.
Honestly, is it bad of me to feel this way and should I suggest to my bf that we should stop using this car rental?