I can’t believe it. There I was, about to take a Grab ride home after a long day at work when the price suddenly shot up to three times the usual rate. “What’s going on?”.
It turns out that I was experiencing what is known as “surge pricing”, which is when ride-sharing companies like Grab increase the cost of a ride due to high demand.
I was annoyed, to say the least, but then I started to think about it.
Could this be a sign from God to take public transport?
The answer, I believe, is yes. I now see surge pricing as a sign from God to take public transportation instead of relying on ride-sharing companies. This is because public transportation is more affordable, more reliable, and better for the environment. It is also the more socially responsible option since it helps to reduce traffic and congestion in cities.
Furthermore, public transportation is often a safer option than taking a ride-sharing car.
By taking public transportation instead of a ride-sharing car, I can save money and help the environment. I can also be sure that I am getting a safe ride. So, whenever I see surge pricing on Grab, I take it as a sign from God to go home early and take the MRT instead.
I am not alone in this belief. In fact, many people are starting to see surge pricing as a sign to take public transportation instead.
This is a great step in the right direction. If more people take public transportation instead of ride-sharing cars, then we can reduce traffic, save money, and help the environment.
So next time you see surge pricing on Grab, don’t be angry. Instead, take it as a sign to go home early and take the MRT instead. It will be better for you, and for the planet.