Sunday, November 18, 2012

For the lazy people like me..


Always on the go.

The first person who invented the "drive-through" concept is a genius! Or.....simply lazy like me. LOL. I mean, finding parking in the business district could be such a pain in the a$$ sometimes...right?!  It's too much work to be done, just to curb the cravings for some flavored iced coffee during the PMS week;

So you arrive at the area.. Search for a parking space. Make one round because you are still finding for a perfect spot that is near the entrance/cafe. Make another round because you thought in another few seconds someone might just get out from the area.  You saw the perfect parking space...but you missed it and overlooked at it just now..but you were just a few meters away now, so you thought you wanted to make a U-turn or just make another one more round. So you did.

By the time you were there, someone already stole your spot though. You get piss off and start swearing at the driver and calling him stupid, simply because you're on PMS. And then you start searching for another spot AGAIN. And now, you're super hungry, super thirsty and very impatient. It was a sunny, super hot day. You're getting hotter and grumpier. And you've made two rounds now...

Then you saw a parking space from afar. So you press the accelerator pedal very fast to make sure that you are the first person who'd get the space. And you did. You parked your car. But it was quite far from the cafe that you want to get to. But you park it anyway. Then you walked. For 15 minutes. In your 5 inch high heels. You feel very sad and mad at the same time at the situation, while walking..because of such hassle just for an iced latte. But you still want it, and hate yourself for wanting for it..but you know you just can't help it.

Then you arrived at the cafe. It was at a peak hour. So, the queue was long. Queued for 15 minutes. Ordered your Iced Toffee Nut Latte in Large size. 2 minutes later, you get your coffee. You're a happy kid now. So you walk back to your car. Paid the parking fees. And get back to work.

Overall time spent in that area was about 50 minutes! O__o

See? It's too much hassle! That's why I loveee the "Drive-Thru" concept simply because I hate finding for a parking space especially during the peak hour! And I'm just so lazy to get in and out of my car especially when I'm just going to one spot. I prefer to just sit in my car, listen to the music and just wait for my orders to arrive at me..then I'm good to go! hehe

Anyway, these can find a lot of Mc Donald's Drive Thru in Malaysia right? And KFCs too. But they're not as many as Mc Donalds'.

So far, I only know 4 fast food brands that are implementing the Drive Thru concept, here in Malaysia like Mc Donald's, KFC, Burger King and A&W. And I wish to see more of the cool restaurants and cafes that I like, to have this Drive Through concept because it simply is convenient!!! In the US/Europe, the Drive Thrus are very common and popular.. Even their Tesco has it's Drive Through!!! ^__^

So anyway...Starbucks in Malaysia too, has started to have the Drive Thru concept. I'm very very happy that they have a few of them now..and one of it is near my office area! - That's the most important thing! hehe. To get a great coffee to start off my day at work without having to leave my car! ^___^

I would order the same drink each time I'm here! And some sandwich too sometimes!

But too bad that they only display drinks on their menu. 

I wish they'd put some of their cakes or muffins and sandwiches too on the menu here.. Because I hate to always have to ask what sandwich do they have.. And then I have to make a decision of what I want, after they have named me a few..while they impatiently wait for my answers.. 

I's hard to make a decision when you can't imagine what's the food look like! Especially for a fickle minded girl like me.. One second I want A, then after the person has keyed in my order in the system, I'd cancel it and order something else because the menu B just sounds delicious. Pffft.. 

For Starbucks they have only two stations.. 
One for ordering (the orders are generally placed using a microphone and picked up in person at the window), and another one for pick up, pay and collect your orders. 

Toffee Nut Latte! Yums..

Anyway.. I thought currently Malaysia only have a drive through cafes/restaurants.. I didn't know that we have drive thru banks as well. - The one in Citibank KL is considered as different one because that is just a drop-box for cheques or something..

I'm talking about the ATM machine. Just like I saw in some of the Europe countries I visited last time.. I don't know why I was excited to see a drive-thru Maybank the other day when I discovered this! haha. I mean, it's just so cool and convenient to have this facilities..and I think, Malaysia need a lot more of this concept/facilities!

See..that motorcyclist didn't have to find parking and off his engine, just for a 2 minute transaction!

...and suddenly, I don't have any cash and wanted to cash out my money at the Drive-Thru ATM I just discovered here! haha ;p

Anyways... we used to have the Drive-In concept at the A&W in Petaling Jaya, right? I wonder if they still have that or not.. It has been awhile since the last time I went there.. And I wonder why Mc Donald's or any other fast food chains in Malaysia, didn't have the Drive-In concept.. Cuz I think the Drive-Ins concept is as important as Drive-Thrus, too. It's for people who just wanna eat their meals in the car...and being served while they still remain at the parked car to eat! (Cuz..maybe their attire is not really suitable to be in the public area or something, you know.. But they still wanna have a meal...or whatever! hehe)

Oh,  and just to inform you.. that I saw the other day, that Subway is gonna have a Drive Thru as well!! Oh, I'm soooo excited! I love love loveeeeee Subway's!!! And it's really near to my office too! So this is sooo cool! I know now what I'll eat for breakfast from now on..haha.

P/s: I wish O'Briens, Gong Cha cafe, Sushi Zanmai, Sushi King, Any sushi shop, Baskin Robbins, 7-Eleven, Post Office, and etc...would have a Drive Thru some day!!! I'll be your first customer! hehehe

P/ss: People are getting lazier and lazier with technologies and such, these days! haha ;p



  1. this place is in Setia Tropika JB ke? I live here!!! and YES! everything is drive-thru!!! love!

  2. Wow! Drive thru for atm machine! Tp nmpak bahaya...sbb kt open space n xde pak guard

  3. your manner of explaining things are delightful yet very true. try to make the best of the hassle-free services provided for mankind. i mean, i'm with u on this. those killer heels will definitely literally kill.!! haha :P


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