KUALA LUMPUR: If you can afford to rock a shiny Benz, it follows that toll payment would be (literally and figuratively) just ‘spare change’, because you can ‘make it rain’.
Not so for at least one Malaysian owner of the luxury car, it would appear.
A video clip of a Merc driver weaselling his/her way out of paying toll has gone viral on social media, and netizens are infuriated. The outrage has been further fuelled by the patently dangerous and brazen way the con was carried out.
The 7-second footage was taken by the rear dash cam of a car as it approached a toll booth, somewhere in the Klang Valley. As the driver slows down for his Touch n Go card to be scanned and the boom gate to rise, the Mercedes can suddenly be seen sprinting into view.
Just centimetres from rear-ending the car with the dash cam, the Benz then closely tailgates it past the toll booth, which it passes just in time to clear the descending boom gate. The driver then eases on the gas to allow the car in front of it to break away.
The “I’m not even mad, that’s amazing!” meme comes to mind when viewing the video clip – but the driver’s incredible tightwad-ness and complete lack of consideration for others’ safety sweeps it away.
Perhaps a more apt meme would be: “We see you rollin’. But you ain’t tollin’. So we hatin’.”