My Food Stories
My Food Stories: Mr. Good and His Car-less Friends
By Denise Chua | February 26, 2017
In the era that Mr. Good and Ms. Teatime lived in, cars have replaced horse carriages as the mode of transport for humans. Car is a luxury item for the people in Singapore. Currently, a new Mitsubishi Lancer will cost about S$80k. After calculating their finances, Mr. Good and Ms. Teatime decided not to buy a car. Instead, they will buy an apartment near a train station since Singapore is well connected by its urban rail system.
Mr. Good has two good friends; Mr. Bargain Hunter and Mr. MRT, both of them also without cars.
Mr. Bargain Hunter finds new cars too expensive. As someone who loves a good bargain, he has been looking for a second hand car that is cheap and good (low mileage) but has yet to find one.
Mr. MRT has been brought up by his father to take only trains or buses. In fact, his father doesn’t even take the cab and has vowed never to own a car so that the oil producing countries don’t earn too much money from petrol consumption. It is unclear what he has against people who profits from oil but Mr. MRT believes that it is because his father is jealous of rich men. Mr. MRT does not share his father’s sentiments but likes to take trains and buses anyway. Perhaps it is a habit he can’t kick.