AWESOME LETTER OF THE MONTH
MAKE IT A LITTLE HARD
In my few decades of residing in Metro Manila, I can say without a doubt that 2015 is the worst year ever when it comes to traffic congestion. It has gotten so bad I have come to despise going to work every morning. What used to be a 45-minute drive has now doubled on average (sometimes more if I’m really lucky).
I believe that largely to blame for this is the sheer volume of new cars being added to the roads each day. My job is related to the auto industry, so I know that the business is at an all-time high. And I’m happy that it is, because the more cars get sold, the better it is for our company’s bottom line—and the better it is for my career, to be honest.
I just wish car companies and financing institutions didn’t make it incredibly easy for just about anyone to drive home with a brand-new car—even if said person has no real means to sustain car ownership (no garage, no sufficient income to take care of the monthly payments, no real need to own a motor vehicle).
There are just too many cars out there already. Indiscriminately selling them to people just to meet sales targets isn’t helping the situation. I always see promos that practically give away the cars. Good luck to all of us.
Please don’t mention my name. I still need my job.