Every year in Taylor’s College, when a batch of students leave to make way for the next batch, the former will take advantage of the newbies and pedal our textbooks to them. Since the second intake for A-levels came in last Monday, Esther, Hsien, me and a few others threw our books into the car this morning and set up stall in the grounds of Taylor’s College.
Business was o-kay lah. I actually made RM250 from my books. I managed to sell them for more than half the price. My photocopied books(about 20 of them) are left untouched. So sad. Anybody want to buy? Going at RM5 regardless of titles. Email me for the titles.
There were some really cheeky customers who haggled with me. I asked for RM70 for a RM109 book that I have hardly used. Original, somemore. She said, “RM50 la..”
And I said, “Rm65…can lahh…. ” and then she said, “Aiyooooo… Rm 60 la… you so pretty.”.. and I stupidly said, “oklaaaaaaa..”. Now come to think of it, that was such a cheap shot. Calling me pretty and asking me for a low price. I was perhaps temporarily inflated and had no space for brain work.
Same goes for a few other books. I could have hit RM300 if only I wasn’t so soft. But what to do? If you want to get rid of your books..:( And after I sold the biological science books, another girl came up to me and saw the price list and said that those were very good prices and she would have bought them for RM80(as stated), not Rm65 like how I was so silly to give in to. CAN I PLEASE BANG MY HEAD ON THE WALL? I need to learn the art of haggling.
Boxes of photocopied books. Apparently earlier in the morning, a lady from Taylor’s College confisticated all the photocopied books that were displayed. So, better to play safe and hide them in a box. 🙂
My price list and my measely display.
The spot where we pedaled our books together.
Part of the crowd who were trying to take advantage of the newbies as well.
Esther and Charles
Very pitiful leh, nobody want to buy Chemistry Dictionary.(I know, wtf?)
Photo inspired by Kimberlycun. Though my muka kesian not as cute as her’s lah. Need more practice.
l-r: Soon Seng, Wei Xian, Me
l-r: Me, Eleanor, Chester
l-r: Esther, Kwo Kuang, Me. Forgive my boobs for looking obscenely huge. It’s not me, it’s the bra. It’s the scary bra.
l-r: Esther, Hsien, Tanya
Our books combined.
Kay Hong who is currently working as a HAHAHAHAHAAH, head HAHAHAHAHAHHAA publisher at HAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAH Aus Ed HAHAHAHAHAHAH earning HAHAHAHAHAHHAA a shitload of money that can HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAA buy a 3G phone HAHAHAHAHHA came to disturb us. I asked him if he needs to get back to work and he said, “No need lah, now faxing things.” -_-;.
This is Kay Hong who managed to juggle three jobs back in 2002 at the same time: Focus Point, Holiday Villa and Sushi King(he got fired from Sushi King. Hahahaha). At the same time he even applied for a position at Miss Selfridge(“So can see leng lui!”)He was also working in Buy Sell Trade and would work for 1 hour to distribute flyers when he should be working for 5 hours. I love this guy, he really does the craziest things to entertain the people around him.
l-r: Kay Hong, Me, Esther
Waiting for customers. Amanda got that fluffy pen for me when she went to UK.
Hsien and her classmates.
l-r: Li Suen, Tanya, Hsien, Alicia and Galven.
Hsien and I
Li Suen and Kay Hong the hamsap
l-r: Eleanor, Shi Wei, Esther, Aileen and me.
Dhivia and i!
Kwo Kuang and I. Purposely one la the fella. Hmph.
Our measely stall.
Kat and Kok Weng. They’ve been together ever since they were in form2! Amazing man, that is half a decade okay??
After lunch, Esther and I went to Pyramid to join David, Li Peng, Edison, Jiun Haw and Tze Leet for a movie. We decided to watch The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. Ok-only lah, the show.
Decided to drop in on Siew Kin who is currently working in Adidas. Ehehehe, my god, he is so red, blending in with the wall and all.
I dropped one of my earrings underneath the seats after the movie. Thank god for handphones with lights.
Ooh! I’ve never done this before. Camwhoring underneath the chairs in TGV. Now, now, don’t shake your head at me. I know my hair is yucky here, shaddap.
The national service letter has finally arrived!!!!!!! I actually whooped happily when I saw it on the table.
I am…actually looking ..er forward to it. Er.. ehehhe. Strange hor?
Ended the night hanging out with Chien at Starbucks. Her treat. 😛 According to her, it’s her turn since I paid for her dinner during the PPS bash. Had to do something lah since they were so kind as to teman me to the bash. 🙂
1 thought on “I Am A Push Over”
bren Jul 03, 05 Delete
wish my friends would camwhore for me like yours do. >.< they're all camera shy 😛 saw someone else i recognized in your post - galven : ) arshana Jul 01, 05 Delete Ceh.. I was hoping that would work & get myself a free book. >.>
Jayelle Jul 01, 05 Delete
arshana: haha i am immuned..
arshana Jul 01, 05 Delete
You lookkin’ pretty today. Give the dictionary for free lor.. XD
Jayelle Jul 01, 05 Delete
Jason: aha, told u.:P not even photocopied?
dannyfoo: alls well in the end:)
Giant Sotong: eheh, you’re always flattering me:) eheh.. woops.a boo boo there. yeah, i will:)
tigerjoe: selling for Rm26.00:) so i heard..:) i seriously hope so..
narrowband: lol you need to adopt a bastardy air first coz that’s what he’s good at:).. ehhee..oh man so serious one ar?? .. never knew that. yeah you’re right. buy the good books and then put it up in a library.
fish fish: hahaha set!!! 23 June 2006.
esther: ahaha, u know me la
meldee: but u’ll turn us down right? wekeend lah:(
eyeris: LOL I thought u knew that already. Ini aku, blogger.:D
c.ho: at first i did..:)
sheen: with my friend’s dog.:) see it in the next post.
sheen Jul 01, 05 Delete
camwhoring even under a seat! amazing….
c.ho Jun 30, 05 Delete
i would be the total opposite.. i’d be banging my head for getting chosen!
eyeris Jun 30, 05 Delete
wahaluwei. you take your camera and take picture every where you go wan ar? 🙂
meldee Jun 30, 05 Delete
i hates work. you all never ajak me out when i’m working. *bwaaaaaaaa*
esther Jun 30, 05 Delete
hahahahahahahahahahaha. camwhoring under the cinema chairs – no wonder you came out so late…
fish fish Jun 30, 05 Delete
Jayelle, next time I want to take a picture of you with Kim with that kesian look. Kikkihkih…
Narrowband Jun 30, 05 Delete
I found a new idol.
Ur friend Kay Hong goes to great lengths to meet lengluis. I salute him man – 3 jobs simultaneously? That’s wicked!!! Woo!
Btw, in my uni, anyone caught using photocopied books risks getting expelled from the university. Yes, it’s THAT serious. When I was in pre-u, and beginning of first year, some books were photocopied – but we never brought it into campus (library).
But as we moved on (to second and third year), photocopied books kinda turn us off. I figured that it’s best i bought originals, cuz they serve as great reference books, now and in future. Who knows my kids also wanna study engineering leh.
In any case, I’m trying to collect books so i can have my own library next time! tee-hee.
tigerjoe Jun 30, 05 Delete
Phwoar! A chemistry dictionary! how much is that on your price list again?
Templer Park is just around the corner from Hartamas, in a way. NS shud be fun, have a good one.
Giant Sotong Jun 30, 05 Delete
You couldn’t “disappoint” me even if you tried C8-)
And it’s supposed to be “peddle” (but not even close, according to Yahoo! Reference), unless it’s some secret Taylor’s College term for “book-dumping” C8-)
Take care during NS, ya?
dannyFoo Jun 30, 05 Delete
You think that’s bad, I’ve got bigger problems trying to sell of my computer to students here in Melbourne. Thank goodness there’s a buyer now.
Jason Jun 30, 05 Delete
Woooooahhhh~ BESARNYA! *nose bleed* LOL…
Oh yeah, I don’t buy textbook. 😀 Since pre-u and I am in my 3rd year already. No wonder I fail lah~ LOL…
Jayelle Jun 30, 05 Delete
eheheh if u say cute, means pass adi la:D LOL it’s just some weirrd white bra I bought from Audrey..or Triumph. That is seriously wired. SERIOUSLY. it gives the wrong impression. Don’t want to disappoint people, you know? ;(
kimberlycun Jun 30, 05 Delete
hehehe you look so cute in that pic! and babe, divulge now what bra were you wearing!????? i want it grrr