Monday was really a bad day for me. Now I truly understand the meaning of monday blues and bad day. It wasn't bad if it's just a restless or moody monday but having your car broke down at a street side double parking at one of the busiest area in town isn't exactly what I'm prepared for. I did a double parking and wanted to just withdraw some money at Taipan USJ when only to realise I couldn't start the car after that. I tried a few times but still in vain and so I called my mechanic from Kota Kemuning. He told me he would be sending someone over immediately.
After waiting for like half an hour, I got nervous considering my record time from KK to USJ was only 20 mins (very much depends on how fast you clock on the speedometer). I called my mechanic again, wanting to ask him the name and contact of the other guy he sent. After dialing his number for the 7th time, he didn't answer. That made the situation worse. Lucky that none of the cars which I double parked were going out because their parking ticket was for a full day! Phew...
Another 15 mins went by and finally I saw someone familiar. He was the guy from my mechanic's workshop and lucky he brought along his tools and a new set of car battery. After changing and some charging of I-have-no-idea-what, the car could be started and he told me to drive straight to the workshop as it was just a temporary measure. It appears that the alternator (I provided a link for those car ignorant people like me) was broken and had lost its charge and thus it was why I couldn't start the engine. The replacement for the alternator from Thailand cost me RM1k. If you think that's expensive, wait till you hear me paying for a RM6k bill for the works done on my car last month. I replaced the air con compressor, absorbers, tyres, battery, some dunno-what-parts and some tank - all unwillingly. If the mechanic hasn't insisted on changing them, I wouldn't have done it and now it cost me a fortune. Looks like I'll have to eat white bread for the rest of the year.
So, thank god that my car is running well today, getting rid of all those unwanted (modified-car-like-sounds) noises and after all the fixing, my car felt like a brand-new! Maybe it just need a coat of new paint and then it should last me for another few years?!! Lol....
The other bad news was on the last minute, a promoter whom is supposed to start work on this Thurs at Pavilion KL stood up on me and I have to scout around for a replacement. And lucky my assistant managed to hook me up with one of the agencies to look for a promoter for me. My problem of this promoter can finally put to rest only this afternoon, not until I've seen her. Actually, at the same time, my colleague found me one but he couldn't converse in English when I talked to him yesterday. I told him I couldn't hire him because I need him to be able to converse in English since we're selling gourmet chocolates in Pavilion!!! He replied "I english no good leh. then can try to work". I almost fainted.
However, all the bad news would be justified with one super-duper good news. I have just close a deal of almost RM100k worth of chocolates to a bank in cash for a single order of 4000boxes! How is that?!! It might not be a big figure to most people, but for a one time order of chocolates? It is.
Therefore, I'm expecting a big fat bonus and me shaking legs until the end of the year. Let us all usher in 2009 by shaking our legs over a glass of fine wine and a puff of cuban cigar.