My uncle who is my mother’s only brother is quite well to do as compared to my family as his business was doing pretty well ever since I was in Primary School.
My cousin, his only son has been living a luxurious lifestyle for the longest period of time.
He had always been driven around in luxurious branded cars and has never taken the MRT before in his whole life.
If he had no one to fetch him or could not get the car to use, he would just hire a car from any of the ride hailing apps even if the place that he was going to was very accessible by MRT.
Every time I asked him if he wanted to take the MRT when we went out, he would always refuse and say that he hates to squeeze with so many people and smell their odour.
Even when taxis and private hire services are at a high surge price, he would rather pay the extra prices than take the MRT.
He got his driving license suspended a while back because he accumulated too many points and had his credit card cancelled by my Uncle because he was spending too much and had no choice but to take the MRT.
He would go on complaining and raging on our family group chat on how ‘handicapped’ he felt without a driving license as he could not drive to wherever he wants to go and had to take the MRT.
He would also blame my Uncle for cancelling his credit card making him unable to book private hire rides or taxis, resulting in him having to take the MRT.
It has been a while since he lost his license, and he is still feeling ‘handicapped’ till today.
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