Sunday, 19 February 2012

Book Voucher Conquest.

I'm sure everyone knows about the book voucher thingy right? Ok to start things off, last week I went to UPM to collect the book voucher with my pregnant sister since she's also doing her masters in UPM. To cut the story short, I didn't bring my matric card, I only had my ic with me so the voucher lady didn't let me get my voucher. (hmmm. padahal gune number ic je pun)

Freakin voucher lady.

Anyway, so I went to UPM again the next day and finally got my voucher. (huh, menyampah)

Which brings me to today's story. My sisters and I, together with my brother-in-law were on our way to KLCC. Me and my sister Maryam had planned to go to Kinokuniya to use the voucher on books, ofcourse.

Upon arriving, we had brunch, then I went straight to Kinokuniya while my sisters did some shopping of their own elsewhere. I went upstairs to the Architecture section to find myself some good books(actually all the goods ones where 200-300++, so what the hey, i just tried to find some OK ones for less).

When I finally decided on which one to buy, I realized I had spent around 3 hours just to pick 3 books.

Then I had to que in a long line just to VERIFY my book vouchers. As soon as I got in front of the line, the voucher lady told me I had to show my ic and matric card. Being the stubborn person that I am, I didn't bring my matric card, again. I thought I didn't have to this time around because when my sister Fatimah used her voucher in MPH Alamanda, they only asked for her ic. *3D facepalm*

I begged the lady to verify my vouchers so that I could buy the books. But the lady told me I should go online somewhere and log into the students portal and show it to them as proof that I was in fact a student. How absurd is that..I called my sisters for help, but there was no connection in the bookstore so guess what happens next...?

I GO TO THE CYBER CAFE. ( I swear to God this was the lamest thing I've ever done in my entire life)

In the cybercafe, there was a sign that read "minimum 1 hour and 15 minutes only" at the back of my head I was thinking, "are you freakin kidding me..??!"

So I asked the cute lady at the counter if I could use the internet just for 5 minutes? T_T But she didn't let me. At that point I could barely think, so I just said ok let me just use it then. And this is the PROOF that I came up with:


After snapping some photos of THAT, I went to the counter to pay for my 5 minute use of the internet(dah la cc tu masih pakai internet explorer lagi, *LAME AWARD*) And it cost me a whooping RM 8.00!  can you believe it?

I rushed back to Kinokuniya and finally got my books. At that point I was so happy to get the books. My sisters were waiting outside of the store looking at me and as I stepped out of the store, this is what I did (or something like it)

Then...

THE ALARM RINGS.

The security guard at the entrance stops me and tells me to come back inside and go scan my books again.

hhhhh.

Despite all the hardship, I finally got my books. And for that I am truly thankful. I guess nothing comes for FREE huh?

Hrmm. 

11 comments:

  1. hey2..same thing happened to me last week.we hv to show id n ic in kinokuniya, but in mph u juz need to show ur ic.
    really absurd rite when they ask us to go to cybercafe just to get the id details.ceh.
    i end up buying nothing.but heh, i spent almost 2 hours just to find books.wasting my time!!grrrrr.me very angry that day.

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  2. i know right? it was kinda funny for me actually..going back and forth just to prove i was a student..i mean cmon, even with only our ic they can still claim the voucher thing.

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  3. I do not miss college one bit. There is always something or another that forces you to make multiple trips. I finished my Master's program last May and they were supposed to mail my degree to my parent's address since I was moving overseas. After a few months when my parents didn't get anything, I got worried. When I called the office, they told me they decided to change the policy and now students must pick up the degree themselves and cannot send anyone (even their parents) in their place. So I have finished my master's for a year now and no degree in my hand. IA will be going back home in April to pick it up myself!

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  4. Hahaha you were calm about it ecah. congratulations!

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  5. @timah: I guess I was more committed at getting the books rather than anything else. Mase tu mcm dah x kesah. like just take all my money, I JUST WANT THE BOOKS!!

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  6. salam kak aishah..
    i saw u at KLCC at escalator..you looks so rushing on that day..firstly i thought you are so sombong coz you look so angry and no mood at all but i'm wrong..after i read this post now i knew it..hihi..btw you looks so gorgeous!masya-Allah

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  7. @Nadhilah Halim : Wslm:) hahahaha omg!! im so sorry! i swear i was rushing to get the booksT_T

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  8. yeah..kinokuniya was really annoying!!tsskk...btw,did u juz mentioned dat u have a sister named maryam?if i'm not mistaken,she's an english lecturer in ukm rite??she used to be my lec in my 1st year actually...hehe..
    I've been wondering if both of u were sisters coz both of u looks alike!plus ur last name is da same also.. :-D

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    1. oh yesss, thats definitely my sister;)

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