Motorcycles are seen as dangerous and inconvenient to many people, but they have their own fan base too, as seen by the large number of motorcycle riders in Malaysia.
Some ride it for the thrill and adrenaline rush, some get it as a cheaper means of transportation and some just prefer motorcycles over other modes of getting around. I mean, have you seen our Malaysian traffic??
Sadly, for this Malaysian guy, his girlfriend dumped him after he bought a motorcycle and he shared his woes on Facebook asking for netizens’ advice, Moretify reported.
“Hi everyone, I need some advice. I’m at my wits end and don’t know what else I can do!”
He shares how his car was stolen last month and he was having troubles getting around since he could not afford another car right away. Having no choice, he decided to buy one of the new Yamaha 150cc motorbikes.
“Because of this, I got into many arguments with my girlfriend. She scolded me and asked me why I bought a motorbike instead of a car. She said, a car is much better as you don’t have to at the mercy of the elements. Besides, a new motorbike is also expensive (but it definitely won’t be as expensive as a new car!)”
The poor guy explains that the motorbike was a temporary measure, until his finances were slightly better to be able to afford a car. Unfortunately, his girlfriend still doesn’t accept his reasoning and soon, their relationship soured.
“Is it because she thinks that I wasted money buying a new motorcycle? I know I can buy a much cheaper secondhand model but I was also thinking of her benefit, I don’t want her to be uncomfortable on an old motorbike! Is this wrong?”
“Just a few days ago, I picked her up from work and was sending her home but unfortunately, halfway there we met with an accident! A lorry brushed against me and caused me to lose control of the motorbike, luckily I didn’t suffer any heavy injuries, just some minor cuts. After that I immediately looked for my girlfriend and fortunately she was unhurt except for some minor cuts and bruises, but I was also very distressed at her injuries.”
“But my motorcycle was damaged heavily and had to be written off as a total loss. I thought to myself, that’s okay, as long as my girlfriend is fine, that’s all that matters. However, today she contacted me and without any warning, she said she wanted to break up with me! I know she was in pain yesterday after the accident but it wasn’t my fault, I didn’t even speed. I kept apologising to her, but to no avail. What should I do?”
Basically, the majority of his commenters said the same thing and supported him. “Change a new girlfriend!” “Congratulations, without your girlfriend you can save money and get a new car soon.” “If she really loves you, even if both of you took the bus or walked home together, she wouldn’t mind.”
One of them said something different though, he said, “70% of Malaysian girls doesn’t like riding a motorcycle, once in a while is acceptable, but they don’t like to be under the hot sun or rain, in fact she has even told you this before. If you really cared about her feelings, you would know what to do. I think it’s because you like that motorbike very much that’s why you bought it.”
What do you think? Do you think the girl was justified in her actions?